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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Preflight for Early Morning Flight

While preparing to take-off in our RV-4. All I saw were fog and poor flight visibility, but my wife saw art.

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Public debut of the Flying Heritage Collection's Ilyushin Il-2M3 Sturmovik the only flying example of the type in the world. Paine Field (PAE), Washington on September 15, 2012.

Sony a550 DSLR with Sigma 50-500 lens. Finetuned in Photoshop.

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History And, Today, Becoming History as We Look On

Endeavor's arrival to L.A., viewed from historic Santa Monica Airport, the home of Douglas.

Fuji F200EXR. Only resized/sharpened/levels.

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Too Much Snow, Perhaps?

Taken March 2012 at KCVO (Corvallis, Oregon) with a Panasonic DMC-FZ40. Resized to lower resolution for AVweb.

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A PA-22 Beneath the Clouds

Piper PA-22 at Mexico Farms Airport(1W3).

Canon EOS30D. Post-processing using Photoshop.

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Firefly Landing

Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Fairey Firefly Mk. 6 landing at Gatineau Airport.

Nikon D90 18-200mm f8, 1/60.

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Blue Angels

Rapid descent from over 10,000 feet. I always walk away in awe of the talent of the world's best aviators.

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"Whoa! That Was Too Close!"

Shot at the Airpower Over the Midwest air show at Scott Air Force Base on September 16, 2012. It was overcast all day, so none of my pics were stellar.

Sony A330 at 300 (450) mm. Original image was 1.1 MB. Cleaned up in Picasa and obviously added the vignette.

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Hellcat Departing Reno-Stead 2012

Rare Grumman Hellcat at Reno Air Races 2012.

Canon Powershot S3 IS. Cropped, slight color adjustment, resized for AVweb.

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Idaho Backcountry Rans

Shot on location in the Idaho Backcountry.

Minor LR tweaking. Nikon D40X, 50mm f/1.4 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100.

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Blue Angels, Amazing Angles

Taken at MCAS Cherry Point (North Carolina) Air Show on May 6, 2012 with a Canon 60D.

Cropped with Photoshop Elements. Color is as shot.

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Phil Shelton's Dream Aircraft Tundra

I am submitting this for Phil Shelton who today has just completed the first test flight of the Tundra he built with his son. It is with his permission I submit this photo in his name.

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Approach to Leh Airport, India

Arriving at Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport in Leh, India (elevation 10,682 feet) in the back of an Airbus A320. We flew over the field and then circled around a mountain, descending into the Indus Valley to approach this one-way airport. The Indus River is in the middle of the greenery at the top of the picture.

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Windy Afternoon

Shot in Lancaster.

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Light and Shadow

I will submit a few of these. I took these with my iPhone last week of a newly polished SNJ owned by Vic Krause. Gorgeous day for photos.

I had to put a B&W filter on it to give it the classic look!

Shot with Canon EOS Rebel XTi from 1,200 feet AGL.

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L-5 Pilot Over Georgia

Photo taken from the rear seat of my Stinson L-5E just north of Atlanta, Georgia with a Canon Digital Rebel XTi, hand-held out the back window.

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Cripes A'Mighty on the Ramp

Taken at Barnes County Airport in Valley City, North Dakota with Nikon D700.

No alterations.

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Yankee Lady and the Cub

Photo taken at the Benton Harbor, Michigan airport (BEH) on July, 1 2012.

Camera: Nikon D5000
Lens: Nikkor AF-S 24-70 f/2.8 G ED
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 55mm
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: 1/250

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Sunset Flight

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Baggenstos Farm Corn Maze

Baggenstos Farms corn maze for the Halloween season (and election season). Sherwood, Oregon.

Shot with Canon EOS Rebel XTi from 1,200 feet AGL.

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