Propliner Information Exchange

Ralph M. Pettersen's Propliner Information Exchange Website



While Propliners are a dying breed, there is still a lot of news to report from the United States and around the world. I’ve been photographing these aircraft since the late 1960’s and writing about them since 1992. I’ve written 150+ articles for magazines such as Propliner, Air Classics, Warbirds International Airliners, Aeroplane Monthly and the AAHS Journal. I’m currently the Propliner Editor for Air Classics and Warbirds International Airport. This website is meant to complement my Constellation Survivors website and thus will not include any Constellation news. While I write a Propliner Round-Up article for Air Classics once or twice a year, my goal with the website is to provide Propliner news in a more timely manner. I hope you enjoy the website and find it useful.
NOTE: I WILL "OFF THE GRID" FROM 25 SEPTEMBER TO 26 OCTOBER 2021. I WILL HAVE INTERMITTANT ACCESS TO MY EMAILS BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE

PROPLINER NEWS

The 2021 edition of the Propliner Annual was mailed to subscribers on April 20, 2021. As its title implies, Propliner Magazine is totally dedicated to Propliner aircraft and is a “must-have” for any aviation enthusiast and especially Propliner enthusiasts. Orders for this bumper 160-page publication can be placed at www.propliner.co.uk


Bolivian DC-4 and DC-6B Advertised For Sale – September 24, 2021

Restoration of Paraguayan CV240 Continues – September 22, 2021

Painting of BAHF C-54D Underway – September 22, 2021

TransNorthern Aviation Donates Super DC-3 – September 18, 2021

PHOTOS - Washington National Airport July 1997 Open House – September 13, 2021

Lockeed Electra Junior 12A Damaged in Landing Incident – September 11, 2021

BAHF C-54D Arrives at Paint Shop – September 10, 2021

DC-3 Advertised for Sale in Russia – September 5, 2021

DC-7B Languishes at Charlotte Airport – September 5, 2021

Hurricane Ida Damages DC-3 – September 4, 2021 - Updated September 10, 2021

Red Deer Regional Airport Update – September 2, 2021

Visit to Basler Turbo Conversions – September 2, 2021

Reunion With Two Old Friends – September 1, 2021

Disassembled DC-6B Offered For Sale – August 31, 2021

C-54D Attends Its First Post-Restoration Airshow – August 24, 2021

Second DC-6 Arrives in St. Athan – August 5, 2021

Alaskan Super DC-3 Damaged in Landing Incident – August 5, 2021

VIDEO - Why Do Lockheed L-188 Electras Still Fly In Canada? – August 1, 2021

Basler Turbo Conversions Update – August 1, 2021

DC-3 Damaged by Storm – July 31, 2021 - Updated August 13, 2021

DC-6A Forward Fuselage Arrives at Museum – July 30, 2021 - Updated August 5, 2021

New Electra Tanker for Air Spray? – July 29, 2021

CV580 Combi Makes Final Scheduled Flight – July 29, 2021

Vintage Airlifter Receives Some TLC – July 29, 2021

Museum Acquires KC-97G – July 28, 2021

Uncertain Future for Former Atlantic Airlines Electra – July 28, 2021

June 2021 Abbotsford Propliner Update – July 27, 2021

Cleveland KC-97L Update – July 26, 2021

Buffalo Airways Acquires CV580 – July 26, 2021

Kenyan Beaver Lost – July 23, 2021

VIDEO - C-47 'That's All Brother' Restoration - July 4, 2021

Time is Short for New Zealand CV580 – July 4, 2021

Greybull Propliners Up For Auction – July 4, 2021


NEWS BY CATEGORY

Alaskan & Canadian News

Florida News

DC-2 - DC-3 - C-47 - Turbo DC-3 News

DC-4 DC-6 DC-7 News

Electra & P-3 News

Convair News

Other News


PROPLINER PHOTOS & VIDEOS

I receive many interesting Propliner photos and videos from viewers and I've created this page to collect and share them with others. If you have some you'd like to share, please email them to me and I will post them.

Photo & Video Submissions -- Updated 1 August 2021


LINKS

Links to some of my favorite classic aviation websites -- Updated 4 August 2020


ARTICLES

A Queen Returns to the Skies - DC-7B N836D - July-August 2010

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport Report - September 2009

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport Report - November 2008

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport Report - January 2008

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport - June 2006

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport - February 2005

DC-7B N836D Restoration - St. Paul Holman Field - June 2004

A Great Day for a Wanna-Be DC-3 Pilot - June 1995

End of the Line for Avra Valley DC-4s - August 2021

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - Part 3 - by Graham Robson

Cape May County Airport Propliners - 1972 to Present

Arizona DC-4 Firebombers – March 2001

A Typical Day in the Life of a Southern Airways Martin 404 – October 2020 - by Raymond Brown

An Oasis for Old Propliners – October 2020 - by Graham Robson

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - Part 2 - by Graham Robson

William Levacher – From ENA to Buffalo Airways - by Pierre Gilliard

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - Part 1 - by Graham Robson

Basler Turbo Conversions - Where DC-3s are Reborn – August 2020

Buffalo Airways Curtiss C-46 Commando – August 2020 - by Pierre Gilliard for the Québec Aerospace Museum

2019 Alaskan Propliner Round-Up – May 2019

AMC Museum C-119B Restoration – February 2019

Turin Aviation Group C-47B Restoration – November 2018

Hurricane Maria Relief Flight to Puerto Rico - October 2017

Opa-locka Airport Propliners - March 2017

Windswept and Lonely – January 2014 - by Del Mitchell

Breitling DC-3 Sightseeing Trip – August 2011 - by Rainer Spoddig

Swissair DC-4 Flying Adventure – July 1997 - by Rainer Spoddig



Your comments regarding this website would be very much appreciated. Please contact me about any errors you see and information you might have about a Propliner would also be very much appreciated.

Ralph M. Pettersen


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----Created 10 February 2019------Updated 24 September 2021----