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 2024 edition of the Propliner Annual was published the week of 15 April 2024. 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 172-page publication can be placed at www.propliner.co.uk


PROPLINER NEWS

Kelowna DC-3 Update- July 18, 2024

High Speed Runs on Sproat Lake - July 14, 2024

PHOTOS - Former RCAF Buffalo - July 13, 2024

Greybull, Wyoming C-97 Graveyard - July 13, 2024

Canso Centennial Celebration Tour - July 12, 2024

Turbo DC-3 Arrives in Anchorage - July 12, 2024

PHOTOS - Airports & Airline Planes Photos 1950-1980 - July 10, 2024

Alaskan C-47 Heading to Georgia - July 8, 2024

Two Electra Junior Accidents in One Week - June 26, 2024

Newest BT-67 Makes First Flight - June 10, 2024

CAF Gulf Coast Wing Acquires AC-47 - June 9, 2024

PHOTOS - Red Bull DC-6B - June 7, 2024

Former Coulson Martin Mars Firebombers Being Made Airworthy - June 7, 2024 - Updated June 9, 2024

Propliner Haven - Rand Airport/South African Airways Museum - June 5, 2024

PHOTOS - Old Warden Airfield Visitors - June 1, 2024

SAAF Retires Turbine DC-3s - May 17, 2024

NTSB Issues Preliminary Report on DC-4 Crash - May 12, 2024

Finnish DC-3 "D-Day Squadron's 2024 Legacy Tours" - May 2, 2024 - Updated May 12, 2024

MHD-Rockland Acquires Additonal P-3s - May 1, 2024

Buffalo Adds CL215 Firebomber to Fleet - May 1, 2024

DC-4 Destroyed in Fatal Accident - April 29, 2024

Second Martin Mars Firebomber Heading to Arizona - April 28, 2024

Argentine Military to Acquire Two Basler BT-67 Conversions - April 27, 2024

I4 Landmark Removed - April 26, 2024

C-97 Airbnb Project - April 21, 2024

A Promise Kept - Display Facility Planned for Two Iconic Lufthansa Aircraft - April 17, 2024

C-119 Advertised For Sale - April 16, 2024

Reassembly of F-27F Complete - April 6, 2024

La Paz - El Alto International Airport (February 1985) - April 5, 2024

VIDEOS - Aero Dinosaur YouTube Channel - April 5, 2024

Museum Acquires Martin Mars Firebomber - April 3, 2024

Vintage Wings Notes Ownership Milestone - April 3, 2024

DC-3 For Sale - April 2, 2024

Veteran Canadian Convair Looking Good - April 2, 2024

DC-3 Flies East to New Owner - March 25, 2024

IFL Group Draws Down Convair Fleet - March 10, 2024

C-97 Donated to Museum - March 7, 2024

PHOTOS - Kelowna Convairs - February 29, 2024

Vintage CV580 Soldiers On - February 22, 2024

C-54Q Restoration Project Ends - February 16, 2024

PHOTOS - Shell Creek Airpark DC-3's - February 13, 2024

Reassembly of F-27F Begins - February 7, 2024


NEWS BY CATEGORY

Alaska - Canada 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 13 July 2024


LINKS

Links to some of my favorite classic aviation websites -- Updated 31 July 2023


ARTICLES

Erickson Aero Tanker DC-7B N838D/Tanker 60 - by Dylan Phelps

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 Qu bec 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 18 July 2024----