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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The Calm Above the Storm

Taken from the family's Piper Cub near SZP with an iPhone 4. Unedited!

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Santa's Runway Is Open

"Sleighs can park in transient parking at the base of the tower, reindeer are not allowed to graze along taxiways, noise abatement on take-off is in effect until kids awake at 6am sharp you have information, Xmas."

Ed. Note: While we may be putting some distance between the present and the holiday season, this pic from a few weeks back was too much fun to skip over!

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Rocky Mountain High

Taken with my iPhone 4S.

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ME-262, the First German Jet

Photo taken at Naval Aviation Museum NAS, Pensacola, Florida.

Nikon S8000 with flash. Resized only.

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Blue Angels Homecoming

Shot with Nikon 300S, unmanipulated.

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Norfolk, England Sunset

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FISK VFR Arrival to OSH During AirVenture

Fisk is the VFR arrival point for GA aircraft landing at OSH during AirVenture. Temporary FAA air traffic controllers at Fisk will tell pilots arriving from Ripon which transition to fly towards OSH. Controller instructions will be, say, "Follow the railroad tracks northeast" or, "Reaching Fisk, turn right and follow Fisk Avenue."

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Fat Albert

At Quad City Air Show.

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Future 757 Pilot?

My grandson in the #1 engine nacelle of a Delta B-757 at Airpower Over Hampton Roads, May 15, 2011.

Image taken with a Nikon Coolpix S51, cropped and color corrected in Photoshop Elements.

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Wind Check

This original aviator knows which way the wind is blowing.

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Final Exams

Taken on a KBFI bus tour, driving past Boeing's freshest 737s parked in the flight test center.

Sharpened and enhanced with GIMP. Photo taken with Sony DSC-W150 on a rainy day.

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Poodle Nimbus

Over South Mississippi.

Original, unmodified image. Sanyo 12MP pocket camera.

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Destination in Sight

Photo taken on my way to the 2011 "Flight of the Eagles" annual WWI fly-in held at Gardner Airport in Gardner, Kansas. Distant rows of hangars can be seen where the wires cross.

Aircraft: Airdrome Aeroplanes 3:4 scale Fokker DR-I replica.
Camera: Casio EX-S5 set on auto.
Colors enhanced and date removed in Paint Shop Pro 6.

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Beach View

My daughter and I on a late afternoon flight from KSGJ to 42J.

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TwinStar Sunset

Sunset over Chicago.

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"Objects Are Closer than They Appear"?!

I hope those mountains are farther away than they appear.

Even though this photo was taken while landing at Boulder City, Nevada (KBVU), they're pretty intimidating during take-off. In reality, they're quite a distance away and a beautiful site to behold.

Photo taken with a Panasonic DMC-FZ8 and cropped. No other editing.

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Avenger at Rest

Photo taken at Sun 'n Fun with Pentax Optio 33L. No digital manipulation.

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Flagship Detroit

DC-3 Flagship Detroit on a stop-over at RMMA in Broomfield, Colorado.

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