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2013 through the eyes of AOPA’s photographers2013 through the eyes of AOPA’s photographers

  • During a Cirrus shoot in Alaska, we rounded a corner and here was this huge cruise ship. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The Gulfstream G280's landing lights cut through the looming fog in Savannah, Ga. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • A fellow tossed a freshly caught salmon's carcass into the water, giving me this eagle photo. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The Cessna 180 is a stalwart aircraft that matches the backcountry strips its owners love. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • This captures the drama and danger of cold-water, open-ocean helicopter rescues. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The fluid lines of the Albatross grace the sky off the coast of Los Angeles. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • I like the light on this one. The airplane was being flown for the shoot by Greg Koontz. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The classic MiG-15 camouflage scheme contrasts with the equally classic Santa Fe sunset. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • It's a beautiful Beaver on floats flying the Florida coast in great light…'nuff said. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The Legend Cub is right at home on a grass strip with the soft light of a Texas sunset. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • Florida's marshy background and the reflection of the sky in the water make this photo. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • It's interesting to see the Cessna Mustang's lines broken by the gear in transition. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • This was shot backlit against a dull, overcast high ceiling. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • The backlit clouds offer an ominous background for the all-weather diesel Diamond DA-42 VI. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • A hay field near AOPA's headquarters doubles for Texas in this AOPA Summit shoot. Photo by Chris Rose.
  • New Mexico sunsets are legendary. With the Cirrus G5 shoot, we weren't disappointed. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • Ted Smith's dartish Aerostar is even more impressive with a couple of Pratts. Photo by Mike Fizer.
  • That bit of a whale's nose popping out of the water is the size of a Volkswagon. Photo by Chris Rose.

Whether early morning or late evening, sweltering heat or frigid temperatures, AOPA photographers Mike Fizer and Chris Rose do whatever it takes to snap the perfect shot. Fizer and Rose share their favorite photos from shoots in 2013.

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