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 is due for publication 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. Advance orders for this bumper 144-page publication can be placed at

Coolidge DC-7B Moves Under Its Own Power – May 8, 2019

"Plane Savers" Project Achieves Major Milestone – May 8, 2019

Gimli C-46 Update – May 5, 2019

Coolidge DC-7B Engine Runs – May 4, 2019

Buffalo DC-3 Lost After Engine Failure – May 4, 2019

C-47 "Hit or Miss" Drops Out of Daks Over Normandy Event – May 1, 2019

Coolidge DC-7B Close to Making First Post-Restoration Flight – April 30, 2019

Hemet-Ryan DC-3 Update – April 28, 2019

Honeywell Convair Retired – April 28, 2019

"Miss Montana to Normandy" – April 26, 2019

Does Anyone Know the Current Status of Gimli C-46F? – April 22, 2019

Rolling Boxcar Project – April 22, 2019

15 Minutes of Fame – April 18, 2019


Alaskan & Canadian News

Florida News

DC-4 DC-6 DC-7 News

Electra & P-3 News

DC-2 - DC-3 - C-47 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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