March Madness Aviation Style

March Madness is one of the greatest times of the year.  There is so much basketball on TV that with the creation of the DVR you could quite literally watch basketball games 24 hours a day.  Millions of dollars are lost in productivity every year because of the wonder that is March Madness.

The AOPA is doing their own form of March Madness with aircraft being the competitors instead of basketball teams.  All you have to do is log-on to their website and vote for your favorite aircraft.  Here is the description from their website:

In the spirit of the NCAA’s March Madness, AOPA is introducing the “Favorite Aircraft Challenge” bracket. No money, no prizes—the aircraft are competing. You vote for your favorite general aviation aircraft through a series of head-to-head matchups. Sixty four iconic models will compete—did your favorite make the cut?

Starting March 12, AOPA will present a list of matchups of some of the greatest aircraft on the face of the Earth. Get a sneak peek at the brackets. To vote, log in with your AOPA Online username and password, or register for a free account. Once signed in, review and vote on each pairing, then submit your selection. Another matchup will be presented until all the day’s matches are completed. Come back daily to vote for the next round and help your favorite aircraft progress to the next level in hopes of being declared the favorite aircraft. AOPA members’ votes count double. (Don’t like it? Become a member—membership has its privileges.)

Talking about old planes, or even new ones that have become fast favorites, is one of the best parts of aviation.  It will be really fun to see how the voting turns out.