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 2019 edition of the Propliner Annual is due for publication 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. Advance orders for this bumper 144-page publication can be placed at

BAHF Needs Your Help – June 16, 2019

Tom Singfield Publishes Gatwick Propliner Book – June 15, 2019

Rolling Boxcar Crew Begins Disassembly of Battle Mountain C-119 – June 15, 2019

BAHF C-97G In-Flight Engine Failure – June 15, 2019

Basler Acquires Another DC-3 – June 14, 2019

PHOTOS - Former Finnish Air Force F-27-100 on Display – June 13, 2019

Mikey and the "Plane Savers" Team Do It – “DTD” Flies Again! – June 6, 2019

CV580 Fuselage for Sale – June 6, 2019

Former Zantop Electras Linger on at Keystone Heights – June 5, 2019

"D-Day Squadron" May 17th Gathering at Oxford-Waterbury Airport – June 3, 2019

Engine Work Continues on Coolidge DC-7B – June 2, 2019

Former Everts DC-6s Scattered Around the Fairbanks Area – May 25, 2019

Coolidge DC-7B Inching Closer to First Flight – May 25, 2019

C-119 Engine Runs at Palmer Airport – May 18, 2019

Former Everts DC-6 Lingers on at Fairbanks Airport’s Fire Practice Area – May 14, 2019

Former Conair Tanker #46 Ready to Enter Service with Everts Air Fuel – May 13, 2019

Everts Air Fuel C-46 “Dumbo” Gets a Makeover – May 13, 2019

Everts Air Fuel C-46 “Salmon Ella” Gets New Nose – May 13, 2019

Former Everts DC-6A on Display at Chena Hot Springs Resort – May 12, 2019


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


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 to some of my favorite classic aviation websites


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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