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 2020 edition of the Propliner Annual will be published on April 20th. 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

Buffalo Airways DC-3 Undergoing Repair at Red Deer – April 1, 2020

Pacific Combat Veteran Douglas C-47 Skytrain – Restoration Downunder – April 1, 2020

DC-3 Offered For Sale at Auction – March 28, 2020

ALSIB Commemorative Flight DC-3s Parked in Deteriorating Condition – March 27, 2020 (April 1, 2020 Update)

State Cleaning Up Brooks Fuel Yard at Fairbanks Airport – March 27, 2020

Everts DC-6B Delivery to Museum Delayed – March 15, 2020

Health Issues Delay Buffalo Airways DC-4 Departure – March 15, 2020

Former Miami Air Lease CV440 Scrapped at Opa-locka Airport - March 6, 2020

DC-3 "Tabitha May" For Sale – March 5, 2020

Northern Florida Propliner Tour – February 18, 2020

VIDEO - Why Buffalo Airways Doesn't Own Turbo DC-3's - February 15, 2020

Keystone Airpark DC-4 Returning to Canada – February 10, 2020

Video and Update on the Everts C-118B Landing Incident at Candle, AK – February 9, 2020

New Smyrna Beach Airport PBY Report - January 8, 2020 (February 5, 2020 Update)

Hawaiian Super DC-3 Heading to Texas for Restoration – November 17, 2019 (February 5, 2020 Update)

Everts Air Cargo DC-6B Going to Norwegian Museum – September 16, 2019 (February 5, 2020 Update)

Danish C-47A "Gamle Dame" Grounded - December 4, 2019 (February 2, 2020 Update)

Brazilian DC-3 Unexpectedly Scrapped - February 1, 2020

C-46 Scrapped in Colombia - January 23, 2020

List of Airworthy/Flying DC-3s - January 16, 2020

R1830 Engines Found in the Strangest Place - January 13, 2020

Phoebus Apollo Carvair Update – January 9, 2020

Bush Air Cargo DC-3 Back in Action - January 6, 2020

Aviation Collection For Sale - January 5, 2020

Reassembly Begins on Hagerstown Aviation Museum C-123K - January 5, 2020

VIDEO - Antarctic BT-67 (DC-3T) Rescue - December 31, 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 -- Updated 29 March 2020


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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----Created 10 February 2019------Updated 1 April 2020----