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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Cherokee at Night

This was a light-painting exercise with my Cherokee basically, a long exposure as I walked around the plane with a flashlight.

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Aurora Cub

Northern lights over Spider Lake in Nisswa, Minnesota July 16, 2012.

Super Cub is on a seaplane lift. I brightened the shot a little bit in iPhoto but made no other corrections. Sony NEX-5.

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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 this was just finished being rebuilt. This is the world's only WWII-era Mosquito bomber capable of flying and will be at Oshkosh next year.

Unfortunately, I only had my phone to take the photos.

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T-6 Reflections

Shot at Arctic Thunder 2012, JBER, Alaska.

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

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Thai Airlines' First Airbus A380

First A380 to enter service for Thai Airlines. This picture taken a few days after delivery from Airbus. The A380 was doing practice approaches at Utapao Royal Thai Air Base Thailand.

Picture taken from our second-floor condominium with Canon Rebel with 200mm lens.

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At 12,000 Feet, Close to Nevado de Toluca

Flying at 12,000 feet over flower plantations close to the Nevado de Toluca, a high volcano in central Mexico.

Taken with a Samsung WB5000. Little corrections in iPhoto.

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Hurricane Taking Off

Hurricane from Vintage Wings taking off at the Windsor, Ontario airport (YQG).

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"Don't Look Behind You ..."

This was taken during the performance of Tora, Tora, Tora at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show October 7, 2012.

I used a Canon EOS Rebel T1i. Only reduced size for submission.

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Cowboy Bubble Bath

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Evolution of Flight

Taken at Aviation Nation 2012, Nellis Air Force Base. Nevada Heritage Flight.

Cropped slightly. Sony A-77V.

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Summer Afternoon Airport Hopping

Taken in front of the skydiving op at F95.

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Above It All

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Maximum Engine Cooling

State of the art in 1941. Taken at the WACO Fly-In in Troy, Ohio.

As shot. Kodak DX6490.

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Bearhawks in the Sand

Location: Northern Nevada
Camera: Canon Rebel T2i + Sigma 10-20mm F4.0

Corrected for white balance and exposure.

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