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 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

Hawaiian Super DC-3 Heading to Texas for Restoration – November 17, 2019

Kansas Based S-2 Makes Firefighting Debut - November 17, 2019

DC-7B Arrives Safely at Delta Flight Museum – November 17, 2019

DC-7B Loses #4 Engine on Test Flight – November 7, 2019

DC-3 Takes Road Trip Down Fairbanks Highway - October 30, 2019

DC-7B Engine Change Complete – October 28, 2019

Beach City Baby C-53 Restoration - October 28, 2019

Oakland County International Airport Convairs - October 27, 2019

DC-3s For Sale in Russia - October 27, 2019

Basler BT-67 Damaged in Runway Overrun Incident - October 27, 2019

Basler BT-67 Delivered to AIRtec - October 27, 2019

Atlantic Air Cargo DC-3 Ditches into Atlantic Ocean - October 26, 2019

Alaskan DC-3 Heading South for the Winter - October 26, 2019

Two Former Buffalo DC-3s Arrive in Oshkosh by Road - October 25, 2019

DC-7B Being Readied for Ferry Flight – October 25, 2019

KC-97G on Display at Cleveland Airport - October 25, 2019

Former Winair YS-11 Hangs on in St. Maarten - October 24, 2019

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


Alaskan & Canadian News

Florida News

DC-4 DC-6 DC-7 News

Electra & P-3 News

DC-2 - DC-3 - C-47 - Turbo DC-3 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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