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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Waiting Out Some Weather

T-6 waiting out some weather at Associated Air in Lansing, Illinois.

Nikon D90.

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Flying Colors

Photo taken in southwest Asia.

Edited with Adobe Lightroom. Cannon Digital Rebel XTi.

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Fly Girl

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Dahlemer Binz (EDKV).

Lighting adjusted in Photoshop. Nikon D7000.

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Warm Sepia Lake View from a Good Old Grasshopper

A view out over Lake Sarnersee in central Switzerland, taken from a Piper Cub J-3C/L-4 on base into Kägiswil.

Effects: Sepia.
Camera: Canon IXUS.

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Sunset Sparks over Tahoe

Sunset on Lake Tahoe.

Canon G11. No manipulations.

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Catching the Light

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Cessna 170B at Hidden Splendor, UT

Our 1952 Cessna 170B parked at the Hidden Splendor Airstrip in Utah.

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A row of parked Globe/Temco Swifts sit parked along a grass runway at Creve Coeur Airport at the National Swift Fly-In.

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Worked Hard All Week

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This 1939 Junkers Ju52 sighted at Van Nuys Airport on July 3, 2012 will appear at AirVenture in Oshkosh later this year.

Cropped photo from iPhone.

Ed. Note: This entry was submitted prior to AirVenture, of course.

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Frozen in Time

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Pilgrimage to Where It All Began

Arriving at KFFA, First Flight Airport at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Runway 2-20 is adjacent to the Wright Brothers Memorial. You step out of your airplane and walk across the ramp and into history.

That's the memorial at the top of the stabilized dune in the middle of the big circle on the left of the picture; to the right is the site of those first four flights on December 17, 1903. The 2003 reproduction of the 1903 Wright Flyer is inside the museum on the right. A required pilgrimage for all pilots sometime during your flying lifetime.

Taken with Nikon D90 18-200 VR; resized and a little of the summer haze removed in Photoshop.

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On Final to IAD

The Air and Space Annex as seen on final to IAD. The iPhone has fun with the prop on the Porter Airlines Bombardier Q400!

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Searching for Thermals

C-FUZS, a Twin Grob G103 sailplane operating out of York Soaring Association, searching for thermals in the vicinity of Arthur, Ontario.

Taken with a Nikon D7000 camera and Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 glass. Has some cropping, contrast, and exposure adjustments done in Adobe Lightroom.

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Pecos Bill on Short Final

Taken at Denton, Texas airport on June 16, 2012.

Nikon D5100, 18-105 mm Nikor lens; cleaned up with Paintshop Pro 9.

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