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Remembering aviation great Fred Cabanas

Article | Jan 16, 2013

A mischievous smile, boundless enthusiasm, and a “type-A-plus character” made Fred Cabanas the kind of person those who met him never forget. Cabanas died Jan. 15 in Cozumel, Mexico, when the aircraft he was flying while giving a ride to a TV personality crashed. The passenger also was killed in the accident.

Dracula prepares for Franklin's Flying Circus debut

Article | Jan 03, 2013

After nine long years of work, Kyle Franklin of Franklin’s Flying Circus is unveiling a new aircraft in the fleet, a Demon-1 Biplane named Dracula, just in time for the 2013 airshow season. Franklin finished building Dracula and started the engine on Nov. 16.

Three vintage aircraft, Mooney move on in challenge

Article | Mar 21, 2012

Just like a certain other basketball bracket challenge, as teams - or in our case, aircraft - are eliminated, what is left in AOPA's Favorite Aircraft Challenge are some stellar matchups. Let's wrap up more second round contests, and try to determine which aircraft in the East Region will make it past the third round.

Which 'Challenge' aircraft will move to Round Three?

Article | Mar 19, 2012

Voting is reaching madness levels as pilots choose their second round choices in AOPA's Favorite Aircraft Challenge. Let's begin with some prognostications for the remaining three regionals scheduled this week.

Favorite Aircraft Challenge: Cessna seeks to be king

Article | Mar 15, 2012

Cessna dominated the first round of AOPA's Favorite Aircraft Challenge: None of its aircraft was eliminated from the first three brackets. The winning streak broke with the fourth bracket, in part because two Cessnas were pitted against each other. How did the 64 aircraft competing for the title fare?

Great Lakes biplanes back in production

Article | Jan 18, 2011

After about 30 years in hibernation, Great Lakes biplanes are going back into production this year with the first deliveries scheduled for 2012.