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


Museum Acquires Wendover C-54 – September 24, 2020

Painting of Delta Flight Museum DC-7B Nearing Completion - September 23, 2020

Cleveland’s I-X Center Closes – KC-97G Fate Uncertain – September 23, 2020

DC-3 Soldiers on in Peterborough, Ontario – September 8, 2020

Pilot Error Suspected in BT-67 Crash – September 1, 2020

Gimli C-46 Remains Grounded – September 1, 2020

More Bad News re Keystone Electras – September 1, 2020

DC-3 Fuselage Repurposed as Paintball Attraction – August 30, 2020

DC-3 For Sale In California – August 30, 2020

Buffalo's Latest CL215 Being Readied for Ferry Flight – August 30, 2020 - UPDATED September 12, 2020

PBY Moved to Dutch Transport Museum – August 28, 2020

PBY Center Wing Section Shipped to Texas – August 27, 2020

BAHF Replaces Tornado Damaged C-54 – August 26, 2020 - UPDATED August 30, 2020

Update on IAR C-130A Fuselage at Coolidge, AZ – August 24, 2020

Basler’s Unique Turbo DC-3 Demonstrator – August 23, 2020

Namibian DC-6B Acquired by Nighthawk Air Systems – August 22, 2020 - UPDATED September 21, 2020

PHOTOS - Air Spray - Red Deer, AB – August 20, 2020

PHOTOS - Buffalo Airways - Yellowknife, NWT – August 20, 2020

PHOTOS - Buffalo Airways - Red Deer, AB – August 20, 2020

DC-3 Enroute to American Flight Museum – August 19, 2020 - UPDATED August 28, 2020

1980 Florida Propliner Safari Memories – August 19, 2020

Latest Basler BT-67 Heads to Paint Shop – August 18, 2020

Buffalo and Air Spray Aircraft Photo Survey – August 3, 2020

OLD NEWS – Miami Air Lease Ceases Operations – July 31, 2020 - UPDATED September 12, 2020

DC-3 Back on Floats – July 31, 2020

Fairbanks DC-6A House Project – July 29, 2020 - UPDATED August 4, 2020

DC-7C Engine Cowling Man Cave Centerpiece – July 29, 2020

Apopka CV240 Scrapped – July 28, 2020

DC-7B Arrives in Medford for Start of Final Fire Season – July 26, 2020

Airstrike P-3A On Contract in California – July 24, 2020

Well Known DC-3 For Sale – July 24, 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 4 August 2020


ARTICLES

William Levacher – From ENA to Buffalo Airways - by Pierre Gilliard

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - 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 24 September 2020----