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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Opening Night Flyover

KC Flight Formation Team doing fly-over for season opener of Sporting KC soccer team. March 17, 2012. Photo shot by Ben Hobson, my 10-year-old son.

Shot with Panasonic DMC-ZS7. Resized for submission and auto-toned in Photoshop.

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Stearman Pilot

Denis Schryer, president of the Canadian Historical Aircraft Association, flying the Stearman. Harnessed in, I took the picture blind. Used sepia to give it the vintage look.

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Sunset Over the Olympics

My fiancée took this photo while flying home to PAE from PWT for dinner. Times like this make me feel so fortunate to be able to fly.

Taken by my Panasonic Lumix, with no alterations.

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Too Much Snow?

This is a little more snow than KCVO is used to.

Taken with an iPhone 4S; no manipulation.

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Take-Off from R&A Paradise Ranch

Picture was taken right after I lifted off and started a turn from the family ranch in northeast Oregon.

Aircraft: Mooney M20C.

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Air Force 1/Boeing VC-137C/SAM 27000

...at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California.

Reduced for submission.

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Almost ... Not Quite

Glenn Peck conducts taxi tests on the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum's 1929 Kinner-powered Mono Monosport.

Sizing, cropping, color-correcting, sharpening.

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Lisunov Li2

Lisunov Li2 as a memorial of the Second World War. Situated at Vysny Komarnik, Slovakia.

Taken by compact camera Beroflex, scanned, and then edited in Photoshop Elements.

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Too Close for Comfort

Taken at a fly-in camping area. The aircraft lost it on landing.

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Salinas Air Show 2011.

ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/160 LR cleanup.

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Magnificent Saline Valley

Chicken Strip, Saline Valley, California.

Fuji FinePix F10.

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Desert Beauty

Camera: Nikon 5700
Lens: N/A
Retouch: None
Resized: No
Date: October 7, 2011
Location: Apple Valley Airport (KAPV), Victorville, CA

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Open Spaces

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1911 Ely-Curtiss Pusher Makes the Scene 100 Years Later

The 1911 Ely-Curtiss Pusher arrives at Sun 'n Fun 2012 on Tuesday.

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