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

PHOTOS - DC-6 on Display in Santo Domingo – December 7, 2022

PHOTOS - Lancaster California Relics – December 6, 2022

Santo Domingo Airport Cleans Up Its Boneyard – December 4, 2022

Tornado Damaged C-54 Finds a Home – December 1, 2022

Texas M404 Awaits its Fate – December 1, 2022

PHOTOS - DC-3 "Pacific Pearl" – December 1, 2022

VIDEO - 2022 Wings Over Illawarra Airshow – November 24, 2022

Iconic DC-3 Makes First Flight in 22 Years – November 23, 2022 - Updated December 6, 2022

Museum Acquires Walt Disney’s Gulfstream I – November 22, 2022

MFI Changes Plan for Adding a Third Turbine DC-3 – November 20, 2022

Kenn Borek Air Acquires BT-67 – November 19, 2022

Russian DC-3 Destined for Museum – November 8, 2022

PHOTOS - Derelict DC-4’s at Gila River Memorial Airport – November 4, 2022

Alaskan DC-3 For Sale – November 4, 2022

Super DC-3 Finds a Home (Update) – November 4, 2022

Super DC-3 Finds a Home – October 28, 2022

DC-3 Bed & Breakfast – October 26, 2022

"Lady Luck Update" – October 23, 2022

PHOTOS - Kelowna Flightcraft CV580 – October 23, 2022

Trio of Canadian CS2F-2 Trackers Looking for a Home – October 22, 2022

Slow Progress on Repair of Everts C-46 – October 22, 2022

Production Begins on BT-67 Conversion #71 – October 22, 2022

Time Running Out for Alaskan Super DC-3 - October 21, 2022

Veteran DC-3 Bides Her Time at ANC - October 21, 2022

"Beach City Baby" Before and After Photos - October 21, 2022

Veteran Firebombers Make Final Flights to Museums – October 20, 2022

Seventy-Year Old CV580 Soldiers On – October 20, 2022

Lufthansa to Place Starliner and Ju-52 on Static Display In Celebration of its Centennial – October 20, 2022

DC-3 Severely Damaged by Hurricane Ian - October 19, 2022

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 – Updated November 13, 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


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 December 2022


LINKS

Links to some of my favorite classic aviation websites -- Updated 5 December 2022


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 7 December 2022----