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AOPA Best Aircraft Showdown

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Nominate your favorite today!

Will your favorite aircraft make it to the Big Dance? In the spirit of the NCAA's March Madness, AOPA is running its third annual Best Aircraft Showdown, a bracket contest that lets you pick pilots' favorite general aviation aircraft. Last year the Douglas DC-3 outmaneuvered its foes to earn the title of most beloved, and this year you have a chance to help determine who makes it to the tourney. Just enter your nominations below—as many as you want—and we’ll use your input to select 64 worthy aircraft for head-to-head matchups in voting on AOPA.org. And remember—we’ve retired the jersies of the 2012 and 2013 champions, so they won’t be in the running this year.

Think the Cessna 182 deserves another shot at the title? Convinced the Cessna Caravan's rough-and-tumble style of play can help it pull off a Cinderella victory? Get your nominations in by Feb. 28. Then check back for the brackets, make your predictions, and be ready for voting March 18!

Help us set the field. Nominate an aircraft today!