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.
NOTE: I WILL "OFF THE GRID" FROM 28 SEPTEMBER TO 21 OCTOBER 2019. I WILL HAVE ACCESS TO MY EMAILS BUT WILL NOT BE ABLE TO UPDATE THE WEBSITE

PROPLINER NEWS

LATEST UPDATES

The 2019 edition of the Propliner Annual was published on April 15th. 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 144-page publication can be placed at www.propliner.co.uk


Final Accident Report – CV 340 ZS-BRV – September 26, 2019

Current Airworthy DC-3/C-47 Type Aircraft – September 25, 2019

Air Colombia DC-3 Operations – September 24, 2019

Visit to Ju-Air - September 22, 2019

Coolidge DC-7B Ferry Flight Update – September 21, 2019

Finnish DC-3 Forward Fuselage – September 21, 2019

C-130A Makes Emergency Landing at Santa Barbara Airport – September 18, 2019

P-3A Firebomber Returns to Service After Eight Year Absence – September 18, 2019

Lufthansa Ju-52 Moved by Road to Bremen for Storage – September 18, 2019

Colombian DC-3 Damaged in Landing Incident– September 18, 2019

Photos - Florida Air Transport C-118B at Kalaeloa Airport in Hawaii – September 16, 2019

Everts Air Cargo DC-6B Going to Norwegian Museum – September 16, 2019

CV440 Crashes on Final Approach to Toledo-Express Airport – September 16, 2019

Conquest Air Cargo Acquires CV440 – September 16, 2019

CV340 Delivered to Yankee Air Museum – September 16, 2019

Turbo-liner Operator GB Express for Sale - September 15, 2019

Rolling Boxcar Project Wraps Up Phase 1 – August 16, 2019

Rolling Boxcar Updates From Battle Mountain – August 4, 2019

DC-3 N59314 Damaged in Landing Incident at Kenai, Alaska – August 2, 2019 (August 3, 2019 Update)

Everts Air Cargo DC-6 Involved in Landing Accident at Candle, Alaska – August 2, 2019

TSB of Canada Initial Report on Buffalo DC-3 Incident – July 31, 2019

AirVenture DC-3’s and C-47’s – July 29, 2019


NEWS BY CATEGORY

Alaskan & Canadian News

Florida News

DC-4 DC-6 DC-7 News

Electra & P-3 News

DC-2 - DC-3 - C-47 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


LINKS

Links to some of my favorite classic aviation websites


ARTICLES

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 26 September 2019----