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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Glacier Landing on Mt. McKinley

This photo of the De Havilland Beaver was taken atop Mt. McKinley after landing on a glacier.

Taken with a Canon Rebel T1i(no digital manipulation other than adding name).

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Northrop T-38

Sunset at Vance Air Force Base (Oklahoma) during my trainning with the U.S. Air Force. Class 83/05.

Nikon F3; digitized.

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Q: "What's a Citation Eclipse?"
A: This Photo

Netjets Citation X landing in St. Maarten.

Light contrast adjustment.

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Big Brother

Your photo of Duggy "sniffing" the C-5 [in this edition of "POTW"] reminded me of the attached photo taken on the ramp at Rhine-Main Air Base in Frankfurt, Germany in the early 1970s. I was privileged to head the crew that flew this C-47D/44-76671 from Rhine-Main to Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas to install it in the Lackland Airmen & Heritage Museum.

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Lighting the Darkness

This is Duane Hitchcock's Oshkosh Grand Champion Lancair 320 at KITR.

Shot with a Sony A65 using a wireless flashgun under the plane.

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Kitfox at Hidden Splendor, Utah

My Kitfox at the Utah back-country air strip Hidden Splendor.

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Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

The space shuttle Endeavour, during a unique journey through the streets of Los Angeles. It was a parade atmosphere as an estimated one million people came out to line the streets over the course of the three-day trip.

This photo was taken on October 13 from an altitude of 2,500 feet as she crossed the intersection of Crenshaw and 48th Street. Cropped, level adjustments, and reduced for file size.

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Wings on the Flats

Taken on San Leandro mud flats with a Canon EOS Rebel.

(Enhanced lighting.)

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Sydney Harbour Scenic

This photo was taken on our recent Aussie circumnav trip. Perfect weather and accommodating ATC.

No manipulations of any kind. Taken with a Canon T2i.

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The Cheap Suits Flying Club

Over northern California, taken from my Piper Colt.

Sony G11.

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Mosquito Aircraft Restoration, Auckland, New Zealand

While visiting Ardmore Air Field in New Zealand, I was lucky to be invited to have a look around the Mosquito workshop, where it was just finished being rebuilt. This is the world's only WWII-era Mosquito bomber capable of flying and will be at Oshkosh [in 2013]. Unfortunately, I only had my phone to take the photos.

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Cockpit of My 1964 Comanche

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Allan Arthur's P-40N Kittyhawk on finals to the Jamestown Air Show in South Australia on October 14.

Pentax K100D + 70-300mm zoom.

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Trouble on the Horizon

This is a Mig-17 doing a fly-by at the air show at Scott Air Force Base in September.

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How Many Horses in My Plane?

As seen from the taxiway of Montricher Air Field, which is lined with a small pathway, sometimes very crowded.

Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/500 sec, focal length 28 mm, F 2.8. Slightly cropped, and original file reduced to under 1 MB.

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Multi-Tasker's Delight

The little terminal building at Furnace Creek Airport in Death Valley National Park, California (LO6, elevation minus 210') is notable for efficient use of space.

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Waiting for Another Day

Pentax K-X. Cropped and touched up with Gimp 2.8.

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Gene and Teresa at Oshkosh.

No changes. Point and shoot.

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Streaks of Light

I took these with my iPhone of a newly polished SNJ owned by Vic Krause. Gorgeous day for photos. I had to put a black-and-white filter on it to give it the classic look!

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Mount St. Helens

My daughter took this from the window of a Southwest Airlines flight en route to Tacoma.

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Nevada Blue

Cell phone shot taken at 10,000' elevation.

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Over L. Granbury, Texas in the Navy Little Toot

Taken with Nikon D60 using a 55mm lens.

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Classic Bonanza Over Iowa

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