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

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

Bill Dempsay’s DC-4s For Sale – December 30, 2019 (December 31, 2019 Update)

VIDEO - Vintage 1998 Firebombers - December 29, 2019

Buffalo Airways DC-4 Fleet Advertised for Sale – December 28, 2019

PHOTO - Late 1960's Aerial Photo of Fox Field – December 24, 2019

Hagerstown Aviation Museum C-123K Arrives Home - December 24, 2019

"Candy Bomber" Participates in Annual "Candy Drop" – December 24, 2019

Collings Foundation Sells DC-3/C-47 - December 23, 2019

TSB Issues Report on Buffalo Airways DC-3 Forced Landing - December 23, 2019

NTSB Issues "Aviation Accident Factual Report" on Conquest Air Cargo C-131B Crash – December 23, 2019

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


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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