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Christian Hauser of Vienna (Austria) takes the top spot in our latest installment of “Picture of the Week.” It was a fierce battle for the Number One position, but Christian barely edged out Greg Poole of Australia and Kevin Orr of Kansas to win this week’s Official AVweb Baseball Cap.

Remember: You could win a cap of your very own bysubmitting your best aviation photos. We’ll run the best of them right here on AVweb (in front of a couple million astonished eyeballs) and award one baseball cap to the best of the best.

On with the pictures – !

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copyright Christian Hauser
Used with permission

“Join Us for a Ride – If You Dare”
Christian Hauser
of Vienna, Austria earns top honors
this week with a photo taken at the Airpower ’05 air show
in Zeltweg. “I have to admit,” writes Christian, “I like my new
Canon EOS 20D.” Here’s hoping you get more shots with
that camera, Chris – and that you share ’em with the rest of us!

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AVweb continues to receive a large number of excellent images for our POTW contest. Here are some of the runners-up. Click on the links below to view larger versions.

Used with permission of
Greg Poole & Steve De Wit

“First Turbine Helicycle Flying in Australia”
Greg Poole of Castle Hill, New South Wales (Australia)
sends us this photo taken by fellow association member Steve de Wit.
Both Greg and Steve belong to Chapter 11 of the Sport Aircraft
Association of Australia (SAAA), which hosted this meeting to
welcome the first Helicycle to fly in Australia. According to Greg,
this Helicycle (built by Hermann Roesch) has been followed by
others, with ten total Helicycles currently in Australia.

copyright Kevin Orr
Used with permission

“Electrical Fury on the Tarmac”
Last week’s Oshkosh photos sparked
a landslide of great electrical storm photos
that arrived in this week’s submissions.
Our favorite comes from Kevin Orr
of Olathe, Kansas, who took this photo
at the Johnson County Executive Airport.

Bonus Pictures

More favorites from this week’s
generous selection of “POTW” entries!

Used with permission of Keith Robb

“Memories of the Early Years”
Likewise, we found a lot of classic WWI-era
planes (warbirds and others) in our inbox this week.
Keith Robb
of Toronto, Ontario (Canada) sent us this
pic of him piloting an SE5a from Ontario’s Great War
Flying Museum at the Geneseo (NY) Air Show.
Eric Dumigan snapped the photo.

Used with permission of Bill Whitney

“Arctic Sunrise”
Bill Whitney of Soldotna, Alaska
took off his heavy woollen gloves long
enough to capture the sunrise over
Endicott Island in early May. This one went
straight to our desktop wallpaper file … .

Used with permission of Jim Gordon

“Patrolling the Front”
Jim Gordon of Fayetteville, Georgia
submitted our other favorite classic paint job
of the week: Pilot Ron Glover “flying tight
formation in his Aerodrome Eindecker EIII
experimental homebuilt.” Tight formation, indeed!

copyright Jud Phillips
Used with permission

“High, Low, Fast, Slow”
From experimentals to a tried-and-true
(but still not certificated) design, we thought
it appropriate to close this week’s installment
with two gulls and a jet from Jud Phillips
of Nashville, Tennessee. The gulls were
designed and built in Edisto Island, South
Carolina, where they held their own air show.

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A Reminder About Copyrights: Please take a moment to consider the source of your image before submitting to our “Picture of the Week” contest. If you did not take the photo yourself, ask yourself if you are indeed authorized to release publication rights to AVweb. If you’re uncertain, consult thePOTW Rules orsend us an e-mail.