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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Just Flew Over to Say "Hello"

Great Lakes biplane, flown by Neil Baughman.

Taken over Palmyra, Pennsylvania with iPhone 4S; no manipulations.

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Adjusted Contrast.

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Farewell Over the Capitol

Space Shuttle Discovery doing a farewell pass over the Capitol dome.

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In the 1940s

Long after my mom passed away, I found this old Kodachrome 35mm slide in some of her stuff and scanned it. It was probably taken somewhere back east on a trip in the '40s.

Ed. Note: Thanks for sharing, Ron! We'd been saving this one for a second edition of vintage photos, but after ye olde editor spent the weekend scanning old photos with his own mom, well it was impossible hold this one in reserve any longer.

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The Heavens Beckoning

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This Is Why I Fly

Sunset over middle Tennessee.

Shot on a cell phone; no manipulations.

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Guam Naval Base

Looking down on Apra Harbor, Guam. The airstrip was built by the Japanese during WWII for launching Zeros.

The photo was taken with Hipstamatic on an iPhone ... no idea what the settings were.

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Parked for Dinner

Harvey Field, Washington (S43).
Aircraft: Mooney M20C.

Used an iPhone 4.

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First Flight Since 1952

Restorer Glenn Peck flies the sole-surviving Mono Monosport. The aircraft, built in 1929, was serial number 4 of only 15 built.

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Venison and a Cub

Even white-tail deer cannot resist the charm of a Supercub. Feeding near a 1958 PA-18A, the deer seem quite at home.

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IL 76

IL 76 at Poprad Airport.

Taken with Sony DSLR A200. Panorama of two pictures, edited in Photoshop Elements.

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Taken over the mountains in San Diego.

Picture just reduced in size.

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Spirit of St. Louis

Spirit of St. Louis at our Windsor Airport (CYQG) during the 1927-1977 Commemorative Tour. Oh! Where was digital?

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Sikorsky S-58JT

Taken with a Canon EOS 40D with EF28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM with exposure 1/100, F-stop 10/1 ISO 400, and focal length 28/1.

More of my work can be found at SportFlight.net.

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Something You Don't See Every Day

This unusual Junkers Ju 52/3m on floats is in the Norwegian Aviation Museum at Bodo. DNL/SAS ran air services along the Norwegian coast using the Ju 52/3m until 1956.

Re-lit from dark original using ArcSoft MediaImpression Photo Viewer.

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Between Layers

The only nice part of a rainy below-minimums day that we spent in the race track before giving up and diverting.

Taken with a Canon 7D; resized with iPhoto. Taken between BDL and CEF.

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The Perfect Hideaway

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787 at Paine Field

Taken from the viewing platform at the Boeing Future of Flight Museum March 27, 2012.

Canon PowerShot ELPH100HS. Resized; no alterations.

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Mike McKosky Preflights His 1946 Aeronca Champ

Taken at Clinton Airfield (I66) in Ohio.

Cropped to reduce file size.

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Another Beautiful Day for Flying

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