|Sites run by enthusiasts
database of photographs, including many propliners.
This site is run
by Howard Curtis, who writes the AirNet column in Aircraft Illustrated, and is
a must for your favourites if you have any interest in aviation. It is purely a
list of links to aviation sites, including this one, but in a well organised
manner which saves a lot of surfing time.
on the Web
Run by Ralph
Kunadt, this site contains a large number of photos, mostly of modern airliners
but with good classic airliner sections. In particular check out the Alaskan
Some good photos by John Orr on this site covering old props still plying their
trade in Alaska.
a Maryland, USA, based aviation information site which contains a good links
page with details of many historical groups. Nice to see Oldprops gets a
favourable mention in the Antiques and Classic section.
|www.beech18.net The Beech 18
and Staggerwing Site All you are every likely to want
to know about this twin.
Lots of thumbnail photographs of US old propliners here.
a couple of sites set up by Nicolai Musante Larsen, see also dc3 below. This
has photographs of several propliners.
A superb homemade
site by Peter Stubbs. This is a real tribute to the Beverley with some good
links to other sites. I particularly liked the photographic record of the
destruction of Hendon example XH124 and associated diatribe.
Australian Aviation Archive
site is steadily growing into a great reference for all things Antipodean.
Always worth a look.
information about this distinctive troop carrier that made its name in
homepage of the Cargomaster with plenty of information.
Wings Incorporates the Arizona Spotters Page with its information about the
workhorse props of the state.
want to know anything about the CL44 this is the place to go. Great photographs
Survivors Ralph Pettersen's round-up of the world's Constellation population
with lots of photos and news.
photographs on ths extensive siite by Soren Madsen.
A lot of
photographs of the venerable Dak and some good links on a homemade site by
Nicolai Musante Larsen. I really like this site, and not just because it
contains a neat link to my own!
The DC3 Hangar
wonderful site by Trevor Morson full of articles, photographs - and
Dedicated to the
tough bush transport.
Havilland Canada Caribou Interesting site containing many
and Lockheed Constellation pictures
Great site with
lots of information about European Daks and a useful list of Connie
this is a really good "one type site" with photographs and a production
An embryonic site
which is not fully up and running yet but aims to provide information purely on
|http://www.dean-boys.com/ec-121.htm Lockheed EC-121 Constellation
produced site on the military Connie - with lots of links.
Force Museum, Russia
A great site from
Douglas Alberg on Russia's premier aircraft museums. A useful photographic
Dedicated to the Swiss STOL
Viscount Page A one-type site with some photos of Viscounts.
photographs and information.
New site on all
things to do with aviation in Thailand from a good friend of Oldprops, Steve
superb site detailing many aspects of Indian aviation and lots of great
Webring This group acts as an
on-line community for privately-run aviation sites. There are a lot of useful
sites listed with brief descriptions.
|Airlines and companies
Firefighting Industry Association
photographs and links to all the North American operators of firebombers make
this a useful site.
Corporation Official site of one of the leading aerial firefighter operators and
conversion companies. Some great action shots in the photo gallery.
Alaskan C46 and
This is a
well-organised guide to airtanker fleets and bases, with the serial and codes
tie-up page of particular value.
Conversions The official page of this Oshkosh USA-based DC3
small site with a couple of good photos of the Douglas props of this Alaskan
page of this major Canadian prop operator.
|www.butleraircraft.com Butler Aircraft
DC6 firefighter operator.
Offiicial pages of
this Canadian DC6 operating firefighting organisation.
|www.era-aviation.com Era Aviation
Part of this
Alaskan Convair 580-operating company's site is devoted to Era Classic Airlines
and its two DC3s.
Industries Flying Tankers
of the giant Martin Mars firebomber seaplanes.
and C130 operator.
Aviation US-based Neptune firebomber
Cargo Alaskan DC6 operator.
converter of Caribous to turbine power.
Apollo South African old props
African operator of two Convair 440s.
|Museums and private collections
World The official site of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum and its
two locations at Wigram and Ohakea, both of which include C47s in their
colllections. A very basic site but with useful information on how to get there
and opening times.
| www.planesoffame.orgThe Air Museum Planes
of Fame A well-organised site detailing this dual-site US museum, including
information on their Constellation at Valle Airport at the Grand
Australia's Museum of
Flight New South Wales based collection
which includes a C47 and plans to add other aircraft of Oldprops
Museum This informative site is dedicated to a fledgling museum in Victoria,
Australia, currently based in a garage and without any aircraft, but with big
plans to acquire both a site and old airliners. It is interested in the Dutch
Dakota Association's DC4.
|www.chew76.fsnet.co.uk Bristol Aero
A basic guide on
how and when you can gain access to the collection at Kemble, Gloucestershire,
|www.bristol-britannia.com Britannia Aircraft
Preservation Trust The homepage of this
Kemble, England-based group which maintains Brit XM496. A lot of photographs
and more general information on the whispering giant.
Brooklands One of the best museum sites I've seen - this tells you all you want
to know, and more, about this important aviaton and motorsport museum which
contains the last Vickers Vanguard among other rare exhibits.
VH-ANR Not many DC3s have their very own homepage but this gives a
comprehensive history of the Queensland Air Museum's example.
The official site
of the Imperial War Museum's collection at this Cambridgeshire airfield, which
also houses the Duxford Aviation Society's airliner collection. The DAS do not
appear to have a website yet but if you want someone to design one for you
|http://www.mae.org/ Musée de
l'Air et de l'Espace
France's major aviation collection at Le Bourget, north of Paris. Includes a
detailed list of the stored aircraft, which include many to interest Oldprops
visitors. A shame you can only see them once a year!
|www.museum-of-army-transport.co.uk Museum of Army
The homepages of
the group which preserves the last Blackburn Beverley contains a lot of useful
information on the aircraft.
The homepages of
this small but growing museum, which looks after Herald G-APWA.
Lots of oldprops
at this huge museum, including a Boeing 247.
Royal Air Force
Museum The official site of the Royal Air Force museums at Hendon and
Cosford, which contains one of the largest collections of old airliners in
Britain. A triumph of style over substance, it contains hardly any infortmation
about the aircraft.
National Air and Space Museum The homepages of this
huge free Washington DC-based museum includes photographs of all the exhibits,
including the early airliners hall. The list of aircraft to be displayed at the
new Dulles Center is well worth a look.
|www.saamuseum.co.za South African Airways
Looks after static
projects such as the Constellation and Viking. A very impressive, large
Homepage of this
California collection, which includes a C-54.
Air Force Museum
A tour of the
museum in Dayton, Ohio, USA, which has several old props on show.
There is only one
glossy magazine devoted to old propeller airliners and this is it. This
Aviation Hobby Shop site gives details of back issues, although it is not
updated very often. There is also information on ordering back issues and