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

LATEST UPDATES

The 2020 edition of the Propliner Annual was published on April 23th. 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


Midwest Museum Acquires C-119 – July 13, 2020

DC-3 Headed to American Flight Museum – July 10, 2020

Desert Air Alaska Leases DC-3 – July 9, 2020

Airstrike P-3A On Exclusive Use Contract in Colorado – July 8, 2020

Airworthy & Near-Airworthy DC-4s – July 5, 2020 (Updated July 8, 2020)

C-123 Reassembly Nearing Completion – July 4, 2020

PHOTOS – Moroccan DC-7C Missle Strike – July 4, 2020

VIDEO – Idlewild Airport in the 1950s – July 1, 2020

VIDEO – Alaska Air Fuel DC-4 – July 1, 2020

Dynamic Aviation Acquires C-131F BuNo 141025 – June 28, 2020

Conquest Air Cargo Update – June 28, 2020

PHOTOS – May 2018 Visit to Gila River Memorial Airport – June 18, 2020

Palmer DC-3 Update – June 12, 2020

DC-7B Destroyed by Arsonists at Gila River Memorial Airport – June 12, 2020

Additional Photos of DC-6B Arriving in Norway – June 6, 2020

Initial Cleanup of Brooks Fuel Compound Complete – June 5, 2020

DC-6B Arrives Safely in Norway After 15+ Hour Flight – June 2, 2020

DC-6B Makes Early Morning Departure From Fairbanks – June 1, 2020

Norway Bound DC-6B Painted in Braathen-SAFE Colors – May 31, 2020

Fw 200 Condor Restoration Project – May 29, 2020

DC-6B Delivery To Norway Scheduled for June 1-2, 2020 – May 28, 2020

"Conair – 50 Years in 5 Minutes" Video – May 24, 2020

2019 "News" – Air Spray Adds CL-215 and CL-415's to Fleet – May 21, 2020

Fairchild F-27A Restoration Project – May 20, 2020

Mojave KC-97G Forward Fuselage – May 17, 2020

Buffalo P-3A Aircrew Training at McClellan – May 12, 2020

Propliner Nose Sections Stored at Mojave Air and Space Port – May 8, 2020

Unique Dumod Liner Beech 18 Conversion in Danger of Being Scrapped – May 8, 2020 (Updated May 16, 2020)

Successful Season for Kansas Based S2F Firebomber – May 6, 2020


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 1 July 2020


LINKS

Links to some of my favorite classic aviation websites -- Updated 13 April 2020


ARTICLES

Alaska Land of the Big Props – May 2000 by Jan Koppen

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 July 2020----