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

The 2022 edition of the Propliner Annual was published on April 28, 2022. 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


Arizona PBY Severely Damaged in Storm – August 11, 2022

ARTICLE - Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-97 Acquisition – August 8, 2022

Basler Turbo Conversions Update – August 4, 2022

PHOTOS - Braathens S-A-F-E DC-6B – August 2, 2022

Yukon Sourdoug DC-3 Makes AirVenture Debut - July 31, 2022

GSA Selling P-3C Hulk – July 30, 2022

BAHF C-54D Departs Connersville – July 30, 2022

BAHF C-54D Update – July 12, 2022

Air Spray Electra Report – July 12, 2022

The Ultimate Irony – July 11, 2022

Former PBA DC-3 For Sale – July 9, 2022

British Columbia Propliner/Firebomber Report – July 9, 2022

ARTICLE - A Simple Act of Kindness - The Candy Bomber Story - July 8, 2022

AN-2 on Floats – July 6, 2022

Opa-locka Airport Visit – July 4, 2022

VIDEO/PHOTOS - C-118 Spray Testing at TNT – July 3, 2022

BAHF C-54D Update – July 3, 2022

Super DC-3/Grumman Mallard Father-Son Adventure – July 2, 2022

ARTICLE - Candy Bomber Tribute - July 1, 2022

PHOTOS - DC-4 "Lady Jane" – June 29, 2022

ARTICLE - B&G Industries - Aircraft Operations Division – June 23, 2022

Another Airworthy DC-3 – June 22, 2022

Grounded in Alaska – June 22, 2022

ARTICLE - Recollections of a Firebomber Pilot – June 21, 2022

Buffalo Airways Red Deer Update – June 21, 2022

Fokker F.VIIb/3m "Southern Cross" Update – June 21, 2022

Former RCAF C-119G on Display at U.S. Museum – June 21, 2022

C-54 Suffers Engine Failure – June 14, 2022

PHOTOS - Ukrainian AN-26 Photo – June 11, 2022

Forgotten Alaskan DC-4 Hulk – June 8, 2022

PHOTOS - East African Propliner Photos – June 6, 2022

PHOTOS - Vatry France AN-12 Photos – June 5, 2022

Alaskan Super DC-3 Update – June 4, 2022

PHOTOS - Early 1990's Ashville, North Carolina Photos – June 2, 2022

CV580 Makes Final Flight to Museum – May 27, 2022

Remembering the Candy Bomber – May 27, 2022


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 2 August 2022


LINKS

Links to some of my favorite classic aviation websites -- Updated 4 August 2020


ARTICLES

Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation C-97 Acquisition - December 2021

Candy Bomber Tribute - July 2022

A Simple Act of Kindness – July 2022

B&G Industries - Aircraft Operations Division – June 2022

Recollections of a Firebomber Pilot - June 2022

Greybull Wyoming Ghost Fleet - December 2021

A Queen Returns to the Skies - DC-7B N836D - July-August 2010

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport Report - September 2009

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport Report - November 2008

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport Report - January 2008

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport - June 2006

DC-7B N836D Restoration - Opa-locka Airport - February 2005

DC-7B N836D Restoration - St. Paul Holman Field - June 2004

A Great Day for a Wanna-Be DC-3 Pilot - June 1995

End of the Line for Avra Valley DC-4s - August 2021

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - Part 3 - by Graham Robson

Cape May County Airport Propliners - 1972 to Present

Arizona DC-4 Firebombers – March 2001

A Typical Day in the Life of a Southern Airways Martin 404 – October 2020 - by Raymond Brown

An Oasis for Old Propliners – October 2020 - by Graham Robson

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - Part 2 - by Graham Robson

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

The First Time – 40 Years Ago – October 1980 - Part 1 - 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 11 August 2022----