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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Vintage Zlin 24 Krajanek

Replica from Narodni Technicke Museum Praha.

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Snowy Day in Pennsylvania

Moved the birds outside to clean the bird cage.

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Sunset Spring Branch Texas

Shot on Leap Year Day, February 29, 2012! Sunset Kestrel Air Park in Spring Branch, Texas.

Shot with a Canon G9 Natural Shot; no changes.

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Marine's Dream

Chris Avery flying Goodyear FG-1 Corsair Marine's Dream.

Camera: Nikon D7000
Manipulations: Crop & Corel PaintShop Photo Pro Auto Contrast/Color compensation.

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Atlantic Crossing in a Falcon 50

Taken with Nikon D60; no alterations.

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Taxiing Home ... Reluctantly

Unadulterated Canon T3i shot.

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A Matter of Scale

Japanese Zero replica looks like a parasite on the B-29A FiFi; taken at the first Commemorative (A.K.A. Confederate) Air Force Air Show at their new headquarters home in Midland, Texas in September 1991.

No digital manipulations other than resizing. Shot with Minolta X700 with 200mm zoom.

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P-51 Mustangs

P-51 Mustangs at Wings Over Waukesha (Wisconsin) 2011.

Shot with a Nikon D300.

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M-20C at Bacon Strip Ranch

I used an iPhone 4G and took the photo at the Bacon Strip Ranch in Southern California off the HEC VOR approx 037/18 DME.

I made the picture smaller.

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Inbound to Wake Island

Rarely seen historical site/sight, as it is military-only access. Flew there as a civilian contractor on an old DC-8.

Ed. Note: And with that comment, Francis becomes the reader we'd most like to switch places with for a day ... .

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C-97 from the Farrah Fawcett Commercial

This Boeing C-97G (N227AR, USAF S/N 52-2764) sits in front of the Don Q. Inn in Dodgeville, Wisconsin as an attraction and to advertise the hotel. Actress Farrah Fawcett used this airplane for a Mercury Cougar commercial in 1975. Here's a video of the C-97 landing on YouTube.

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"I Think This Is Right-Side-Up ... No, Wait "

Mike Gulian doing a great performance with his Extra 300.


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F6F Hellcat in Quonset

The weathered hangar at the Quonset Air Museum makes a great backdrop for all the aircraft on display there.

Phototgraphed with a Canon 50D as an HDR image at f3.5 (+2/-2) and fused in Photomatix.

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Flying Tiger

One of two P-40s owned by the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho. Both have been in featured movies; Pearl Harbor is one.

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Bellanca Cruisair over Eugene

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Ready to Travel

Lear 45 on the ramp at Glacier Park International (KGPI).

Taken with my Galaxy S2 Phone. No manipulations.

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Waco 122444

Dave McClure and his 1932 Waco RBA landing at his farm in Normal, Illinois in the early '70s.

Ed. Note: The 1970s, you say? If you hanker for more vintage airplane pics, check out this bonus gallery of reader photos taken during the pre-digital camera era.

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