Happy Sunday, Avgeeks! Hope you’re all enjoying yours. (Probably not as much fun as this guy is having, but still …)

U.S. Air Force Maj. Joseph Ryther, a weapon system officer on an F-15E Strike Eagle, is pushed back in his seat on takeoff from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan on Nov 15, 2011. Ryther is deployed with the 335th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, “The Chiefs,” from Seymour Johnson AFB, NC. U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht

"Feathered Frenzy”
The only large flocks of birds we get around here are geese in the spring and fall, during migration when they’re coming or going. Most of the birds in this image are seagulls, and it was made by combining 78 photos into one image, painstakingly cutting out each bird in photoshop. (some of the photos I got away with just adjusting the levels and setting the layer blending mode to darken, which saved a little time)