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

The 2021 edition of the Propliner Annual was mailed to subscribers on April 20, 2021. 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


DC-3 Fuselage Noted at Las Vegas Area 51 Attraction – June 13, 2021

St. Maarten YS-11 Update – June 13, 2021

Alaskan Convair Scrapped – June 12, 2021

Another Successful Engine Run at North Weald – June 8, 2021

CV580 Retired From Passenger Service – June 7, 2021

Restoration of 'Beach City Baby' Nearing Completion – June 6, 2021 - Updated June 13, 2021

Location of Former Brooks Fuel Aircraft Confirmed – June 5, 2021

Airport Gate Guard Restoration – June 4, 2021

Unidentified Idaho Falls Cockpit Section – June 1, 2021

DC-3 Pickup Truck – June 1, 2021 - Updaed June 8, 2021

'Beach City Baby' Gets Painted – May 26, 2021

Convair Eludes the Scrapman – May 23, 2021

Conair Fleet Modernization Update – May 19, 2021

Golden Era Aviation Launches Operations – May 18, 2021

Paraguayan CV240 Rescue – May 15, 2021 - Updated May 18, 2021

PHOTOS - Before She Was "Miss Montana" – May 3, 2021

Another Convair Faces Scrapping – May 3, 2021

Palmer DC-3 Test Flight – May 2, 2021

DC-6A Fuselage Section Arrives at Welsh Museum – May 2, 2021

Spanish DC-3 On Display – May 1, 2021

Super Guppy Cockpit Saved – May 1, 2021

VIDEO - DC-7B Rescue – April 28, 2021

BAHF C-54 Makes First Post-Restoration Flight – April 28, 2021

KF Aerospace Acquires DC-3 – April 22, 2021

PHOTOS - Oldies But Goodies – April 21, 2021 - Updated April 30, 2021

C-54Q Restoration Achieves Major Milestone – April 21, 2021

PHOTOS - Willow Run Memories – April 20, 2021

PHOTOS - Winter in Fairbanks – April 18, 2021

Q400 Firebomber Conversion – April 5, 2021 - Updated April 16, 2021 & June 5, 2021

Another Convair to be Scrapped – April 2, 2021

Belly Tank Removed from Former Air Tanker – April 2, 2021

PHOTOS - Basler Aviation 1989 - March 18, 2021

VIDEOS - HEAVY METAL: THE BIG LEAGUE – March 3, 2021


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 3 May 2021


LINKS

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


ARTICLES

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 13 June 2021----