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 2023 edition of the Propliner Annual was published the week of 24 April 2023. 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

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

Kermit Acquires "Cosmic Muffin" - February 4, 2024

DC-3 Settles on Wingtip During Engine Start - February 2, 2024

Southern Florida Update - January 31, 2024

Former Ozark Airlines DC-3 Hulk - January 24, 2024

"End of the World" C-47A - January 19, 2024

VIDEO - Song of the Clouds - Air Travel in 1956 - January 15, 2024

PHOTOS - California Propliner Roadtrip - January 8, 2024

Kelowna Convairs - January 3, 2024

Central California Report - December 21, 2023 - Updated February 22, 2024

Paraguayan CV240 Rescue Update - December 14, 2023

PV-1 Ventura Scrapped in California - December 5, 2023

P-3A Firebombers Offered For Sale at Court Ordered Auction - December 4, 2023 - Updated December 12, 2023

Far-North CL-215 Rescue - November 24, 2023

Basler "Mystery" DC-3 Identified - November 20, 2023

PHOTOS - Unalakleet C-97 Storage Shed - November 15, 2023

Orlando Sanford Intl Airport Terminal Ventura Display - November 12, 2023

Disassembled DC-6B Offered for Sale (Again) - November 11, 2023

St. George Museum DC-4 Update - November 11, 2023

Everts Air Acquires Three BAe146 Aircraft - November 9, 2023

Super DC-3 Transformed into Airbnb Destination - November 2, 2023

TransNorthern Super DC-3 Update - October 29, 2023

AMC Museum Update - October 22, 2023

DC-6 Hotel Update - October 21, 2023

Kansas Tracker Update - October 17, 2023

PHOTOS - Don Q C-97G - September 22, 2023

PHOTO - Circa 1970 UAL DC-6 and DC-6B's Stored in Tracy, California - September 22, 2023

PHOTOS - Former BOAC DC-7C Forward Fuselage - September 20, 2023

Basler Turbo Conversions Update - September 7, 2023

DC-3-65TP Airframe Offered For Sale - August 26, 2023

Conquest Air Cargo Ends Scheduled Convair Ops - August 22, 2023

Pima Air & Space Museum Adds CV580 to Collection - August 9, 2023

C-46 Finds New Home - August 9, 2023

PHOTOS - EAA AirVenture 2023 - August 8, 2023

Canadian Tracker Auction - August 6, 2023

Yakataga Airport DC-4 Update - August 1, 2023

F-27 Fuselage Arrives in Hagerstown - July 31, 2023


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 29 February 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 29 February 2024----