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.

The 2022 edition of the Propliner Annual was published on April 28, 2022. 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


PROPLINER NEWS

Convair Nose Section Saved – September 22, 2022

National Airline History Museum Threatened with Closure – September 17, 2022

List of Active Convairs – September 17, 2022

R4D-8 Super DC-3 Fuselage Departs Basler’s Boneyard – September 15, 2022

VIDEO - Who is the Candy Bomber? Honoring Gail Halvorsen – September 15, 2022

Conair CV580s Fly Home to Abbotsford Ending an Era – September 14, 2022

KF Aerospace Center for Excellence Opens in Kelowna – September 12, 2022

Super DC-3 Continues to Deteriorate in South Florida – September 12, 2022

Conair Set to Retire Remaining CV580 Firebombers – September 11, 2022

Santa Rose DC-3 Remains Unsold – August 30, 2022

PHOTOS - Former RAAF C-47 – August 30, 2022

Local Companies Step Up to Help Alaskan Nonprofit – August 29, 2022

Two More Convairs Scrapped – August 25, 2022 - Updated September 12, 2022

ARTICLE - DC-3s Into the 21th Century – Florida Air Cargo – August 24, 2022

PHOTOS - DC-6’s and a DC-7C – August 23, 2022

DC-7C Forward Fuselage Sold to Mississippi Collector – August 22, 2022

PHOTOS - TAT Ford Tri-Motor – August 20, 2022

Arizona PBY Severely Damaged in Storm – August 11, 2022

ARTICLE - Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-97 Acquisition – August 8, 2022

Basler Turbo Conversions Update – August 4, 2022

PHOTOS - Braathens S-A-F-E DC-6B – August 2, 2022

Yukon Sourdoug DC-3 Makes AirVenture Debut - July 31, 2022

GSA Selling P-3C Hulk – July 30, 2022

BAHF C-54D Departs Connersville – July 30, 2022

BAHF C-54D Update – July 12, 2022

Air Spray Electra Report – July 12, 2022

The Ultimate Irony – July 11, 2022

Former PBA DC-3 For Sale – July 9, 2022

British Columbia Propliner/Firebomber Report – July 9, 2022

ARTICLE - A Simple Act of Kindness - The Candy Bomber Story - July 8, 2022

AN-2 on Floats – July 6, 2022

Opa-locka Airport Visit – July 4, 2022

VIDEO/PHOTOS - C-118 Spray Testing at TNT – July 3, 2022

BAHF C-54D Update – July 3, 2022

Super DC-3/Grumman Mallard Father-Son Adventure – July 2, 2022

ARTICLE - Candy Bomber Tribute - July 1, 2022


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 30 August 2022


LINKS

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


ARTICLES

DC-3s Into the 21th Century – Florida Air Cargo – June 2022

Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-97 Acquisition - December 2021

A Simple Act of Kindness – July 2022

Candy Bomber Tribute - May 2022

B&G Industries - Aircraft Operations Division – June 2022

Recollections of a Firebomber Pilot - June 2022

Greybull Wyoming Ghost Fleet - December 2021

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 Quιbec 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 22 September 2022----