Friday, March 16, 2012

March Madness, Pilot Style

If you haven't heard, AOPA is currently running their own version of March Madness. They have picked 64 airplanes and seeded them into an NCAA-style bracket, pitting many of our favorite flying machines against each other. In the end, I suppose us pilots will finally decide which one we love the most! The #1 seeds are the venerable P-51 Mustang, Piper J-3 Cub, Beechcraft Bonanza, and Cessna 182.

Head on over to AOPA's Favorite Aircraft Challenge website in order to cast your vote and follow the tournament. The championship round is scheduled for April 1st and 2nd. Needless to say, you probably can guess that I'm hoping to see the Piper Cub make it to the Final Four. But I'm honestly not sure what I'll do if it comes down to the P-51 and J-3!


  1. Cool idea. A little unbalanced, though. Please, a P51 vs. a Champ??

  2. True, though there always seem to be a few monster-squashing-a-bug matchups in the real tourney, too... ;-)

  3. Nice graph. I'm throughly enjoying your blog.