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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Gravelly Lake Morning

Taken at Gravelly Lake, California (1Q5) Sunday, March 4, 2012. Early morning fog and an early game of fetch made a great picture!

Taken with Canon camera.

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Evening Flight

Heiner Field in Bedford, Wyoming.

Sony Cybershot H1.

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Before Pima

I took this picture in December 1975. We were moving from Florida to Washington and spent a couple of days in Tucson at Christmas. Story was the owner of this motel found this F4U Corsair, which he had flown, in the boneyard at Davis Monthan, bought it, and mounted it at his motel, where we saw it in Tucson, Arizona. Later he founded Pima Air Museum, at least that's what we heard. I scanned it in on a HP 4850 scanner while looking through old photo albums.

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Mexican Mountain, Utah

No manipulation. Nikon D80 with kit lens.

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Afternoon Flight with the Cub

Shot while taxiing in at DeLand, Florida (KDED).

Nothing was done to the picture.

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Pitts at Sunset

touch-and-goes at sunset.

Nikon D300 300mm f-4 1/60s.

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Grampy's Cub

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JAK 25

JAK 25 + Photoshop Elements.

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EAA Seaplane Base at AirVenture 2011

The EAA's seaplane base at Willow Harper on Lake Winnebago during AirVenture 2011.

Cropped for composition.

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Perfect Formation

Vultee and a Texan flying in perfect formation at the EAA Chapter 55 in Mason, Michigan.

Cropped and noise reduction.

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The New Standard

Brodhead, Wisconsin. 2010.

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Waiting for the Fog to Burn

Airplane is an Avid Flyer.

Original resized photo.

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A Commemorative Air Force Heart of America Wing event showcases a fine selection of WWII fins.

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My First Lessons in Aviation

Susie learning about aviation at West Houston Airport (KIWS). A great place to go to see general aviation in action.

Taken with Sony Cybershot with fill flash.

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"Out the Window and to Your Right ..."

The shadow of our MD-80 rests on the top of the San Diego Air & Space Museum while on a short final. Ironically, the museum was our primary destination.

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Next Stop on the Rollout Tour

Taken at KBFI from Museum of Flight on August 3, 2010.

Unedited. Camera: Sony DSC-w150.

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Running Down the Checklist

Participating in the 1927 Transcontinental Air Dash held in 1972 was Richard Bach, who was offered a chance to fly my 1947 Fleet 80 Canuck. He accepted.

Scanned from old slide; dust specks removed with iPhoto.

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Happy First Flight in a Europa

My daughter Amanda (age 6) after her first flight in my Europa.

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS. Cropped for composition.

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Falcon 50 at KTRM

Nikon D60; no alterations.

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Flying the FLS Microjet!

Taken at KONP in Newport, Oregon.

Photo as taken no edits. Canon EOS Digital Rebel.

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Night Beech

Taken June 2011. Matt Younkin in his Beech. Rocky Mountain Metro Airport in Broomfield, Colorado.

Canon 50D with 70-200 2.8 L series lens.

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Off on Another Adventure

Photo shot with my Olympus E-30 at Lebanon State Airport in Lebanon, Oregon. Minor enhancements using Paintshop Pro Ultimate X4.

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"That's a Good-Looking Airplane"

Photo taken of airplane in gear mirror at FL 170 over the Turks and Caicos. February 2012.

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Landing at KCPM

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Out of the Sun

F-22 Raptor practicing during the 2012 Heritage Flight Conference.

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