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.

PROPLINER NEWS

LATEST UPDATES

The 2020 edition of the Propliner Annual was published on April 23th. 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


Possible Last Ever DC-7 Flight – October 21, 2020

New Life for DC-3 Billboard – October 21, 2020

FCA Airparts Salvage Yard – October 21, 2020

MHD-Rockland P-3C Training Center Update – October 20, 2020

End of the Line for Former NRL NP-3C – October 19, 2020

Keystone Airpark Electras & DC-4 – October 18, 2020

PHOTOS - 1995 Air North DC-3 Wreck – October 17, 2020

DC-4 Damaged in Runway Overrun – October 15, 2020

Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-54 Update – October 12, 2020

Air Chathams Announces CV580 Phased Retirement – October 07, 2020

Hagerstown Aviation Museum Signs Lease on Hangar – October 5, 2020

Abbotsford Firecats Scrapped – October 4, 2020

C-54 Propeller Swap Underway – October 4, 2020

Beach City Baby Gets Her Wings – October 4, 2020

C-7A Caribous 'Rescued' From Tucson Boneyard – October 4, 2020 - UPDATED October 7, 2020

PHOTOS - Aviation Warehouse – September 28, 2020

Details Emerge Regarding History of Scroggins Aviation Cockpit Section – September 27, 2020

Mystery Cockpit Section Identified – September 26, 2020

New Smyrna Beach Airport Visit – September 25, 2020

Museum Acquires Wendover C-54 – September 24, 2020

Painting of Delta Flight Museum DC-7B Nearing Completion - September 23, 2020

Cleveland’s I-X Center Closes – KC-97G Fate Uncertain – September 23, 2020

DC-3 Soldiers on in Peterborough, Ontario – September 8, 2020 - UPDATED October 2, 2020

Pilot Error Suspected in BT-67 Crash – September 1, 2020

Gimli C-46 Remains Grounded – September 1, 2020

More Bad News re Keystone Electras – September 1, 2020

DC-3 Fuselage Repurposed as Paintball Attraction – August 30, 2020

DC-3 For Sale In California – August 30, 2020

Buffalo's Latest CL215 Being Readied for Ferry Flight – August 30, 2020 - UPDATED September 12, 2020

PBY Moved to Dutch Transport Museum – August 28, 2020

PBY Center Wing Section Shipped to Texas – August 27, 2020


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 17 October 2020


LINKS

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


ARTICLES

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 21 October 2020----