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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Splashdown at Alexander Lake

Shot near sunset at Alexander Lake, north of Anchorage.

Canon T2i, Tamron 18-270. Cropped and enhanced in Lightroom.

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IFL Group Convair 580 Lands at MIA

No adjustments.

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1946 Aeronca 7AC Champ at I66

Lucy Anne and Mike McKosky departing from Clinton Field Airport (I66), Ohio in their 1946 Aeronca 7AC Champ (N3101E).

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Short final on runway 30 in Miami.

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Mosquito Aircraft Restoration

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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Holy CB

A lonely CB approaching the airfield. It was a perfect sunny day when a lonely CB appeared from nowwhere. The sun shone behind it, giving the impression that it has a halo around it, like God is on his way. Taken while standing at the tak-eoff position on the runway.

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Diamond Star

Diamond Star over High Tatras.

Sony A200.

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Hawker Sea Fury & Lancaster Bomber

Hawker Sea Fury and the Andrew Mynarski Lancaster Bomber. Does it get any better?

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Save Our Souls

This new medicalized helicopter operating for the University Hospital and the Civil Security of Geneva provides not only a rapid help for bodies but also some psychic sustenance. Look at the tail.

Photo taken on the tarmac of the Geneva airport with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/300 sec F7.0, focal length 5mm. No other modification than reduction of the original file to under 1MB.

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AD Skyraider Wave-Off

On board USS Essex off Korean coast, 1952, while serving as combat aircrew with VC-35.

Kodachrome slide. Nikon.

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Checking the Final

A Thorp T-18 getting ready for take-off at Auburn Municipal Airport (S50).

Pentax K-x. Cropped/touched up with GIMP 2.8.

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Fall in the Back Country

Fall at Waggi Flat in my 1953 180. This is my plug for the Backcountry Pilots Association and the Recreational Aviation Foundation.

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You Don't Have to Be a Genius to Learn How to Fly

Yes, I'm a 70-year-old teaching myself Photoshop. Shot with my Canon T1i.

Where? Can't remember — I'm on the verge of Alzheimer's — but I think I took this one at the Chino Air Show this year. Parakeet is my own. I bought the hat at Fry's.

Ed. Note: We've withheld this submitter's name (and the parrot's) by special request.

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RV-4 on Her Way to a New Home in Memphis

Cell phone photo taken while delivering my RV-4 to her new owner.

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Beech 18

Beech 18 on the ramp with the cowlings removed.

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Wing and Ocean

Flying low over the Nicaraguan Pacific coast in my Cardinal.

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Say "Cheese!"

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Colorful Colorado!

Taken with an iPhone 5 at KAPA (Centennial, Colorado).

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California Sunset at 7,500 Feet

On the way from LVK to CIC in October.

IPhone 4S; no manipulations.

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Coming Home

Took this the week before Thanksgiving at Aurora Municipal Airport. Wildcat landing on runway 27.

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