Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

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Each week, we go through dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of reader-submitted photos and pick the very best to share with you on Thursday mornings and one photo that stands above the others is awarded an AVweb baseball cap as our "Picture of the Week." Want to see your photo here? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

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Blue Angels Homecoming

Shot with Nikon 300S at Pensacola in November; no manipulation.

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Best Seat in the House

The crew of the MH-53E Sea Dragon take the best seat in ConocoPhillips Square at EAA AirVenture 2011 to watch the REO Speedwagon band perform Monday night.

Taken with a Nikon D300. Some adjustment to exposure and cropped.

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The Sun Sets on 2011

Shot on December 31, 2011 with Nikon D40X with 50mm f1.4 lens after the last flight of the year. Minor clean-up with Adobe Lightroom.

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Nice Hat!

Frequent AVweb tipster Noah Forden flying his one-man experimental balloon over Vermont.

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Photoshop: yes. Sony DSLR A200.

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Onward and Upward

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma APO 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
Location: Buckley Air Force Base (Aurora, Colorado)

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Cub Shadow

Taken from J-3 over Lake Guntersville.

Taken with Kodak digital camera; no manipulations.

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Panama City, FL

Moored at the Marriott.

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Living Legend Ken Wallis, MBE: 95 and Still Flying

Ed. Note: We ran one photo of Wing Commander Wallis from Dan last week, but we just had to work in another of his submissions this week. Learn more about Wallis at his web site.

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Lindbergh Apartment, Madison, Wisconsin

Charles Lindbergh lived in the basement apartment of this house during his second year at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In the second semester of that year, Lindbergh's grades were so bad, his advisor suggested he drop out of school before he flunked out. Lindbergh left UW to attend flying school. The rest is history.

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Airborne with the Skyhawks

Jump plane taking the Canadian Skyhawks parachute team to the Windsor International Air Show.

Just cropped and resized.

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Montricher Air Field Arrival, Main Gate

Swiss cows at rest after their travel from the high slopes, with their rich grasslands, in the Jura mountains.

Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/800 sec, F 5.3, focal length 26mm. Original file slightly cropped and resized to under 1 MB.

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Feathered Aviators

The photo was taken with an HP Photosmart 318 digital camera during a Baltic Sea cruise shortly after leaving port from St. Petersburg, Russia.

This photo was cropped for composition and resized, but not manipulated in any other way.

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Monument Valley

Taken last summer during my first trip out west. As we approached Monument Valley, we crossed a vast expanse of desert. It was very apparent that we had arrived. Taken with my iPhone and cropped to size.

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'Stang Evil

Photo shot at the Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colorado.

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