Final quarterly issue: No. 141

Annual due to be published: 18 April 2016

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Propliner Aviation Magazine was first launched in January 1979 as a journal devoted to piston-engined and turboprop aircraft. The magazine concentrated upon those classic airliners of a bygone age, the magnificent Constellations, Britannias, Stratocruisers, Convairliners, Viscounts and Douglas piston types that once dominated the world’s air routes. Long since relegated to less glorious work, many of these fine aircraft still fly today, and our magazine rekindled memories of the golden era, whilst spotlighting the activities of contemporary piston and turboprop operators. Published quarterly, each issue contained over one hundred good quality photographs reproduced in black and white and colour, illustrating articles from all over the world. Regular features include ‘Prop News’ and ‘The Independents’, which kept readers abreast of developments both within the UK and elsewhere from around the globe. Produced purely as a hobby by a group of enthusiasts until March 2015, when publication ceased, back issues of “Propliner” remain available and can be bought through our Online Shop.

A "Propliner" annual featuring news and events that have taken place since the magazine folded its wings in March 2015, together with a wide range of both topical and historical articles, will be published in April 2016. Containing 96 pages, the annual is double the size of the magazine, and features two 'Prop News' sections, together with a dozen major articles. We spotlight the history of the small Uruguayan independent airline of CAUSA, we take a flight aboard a Chieftain Airways Hawker Siddeley 748, a tour around many of California's thriving centres of 'propliner' activity, a ride on a Hi-Per DC-3, and we reveal the history and operations of the first Schreiner Airways. The colourful cavalcade of Convairliners flown by Aspen Airways and their remarkable operations are examined, while we learn about the problems encountered by British United Airways during the summer of 1965 due to the late delivery of One-Eleven jets and the many 'propliners' chartered in to make up for the lost capacity. We enjoy a long distance flight to Cape Town aboard the immaculate South African Airways DC-3, and meet up with the team behind the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation. The second part of Canadian Flying-Boats & Amphibians is crammed with Gooses and Mallards, we learn about the troubled existence of Air Laos and its successor Royal Air Lao, and the final instalment of the history of Southampton (Eastleigh) Airport covers the year 1949. Further along the south coast we remember the day when Portsmouth Airport hit the national headlines following two accidents involving Channel Airways Avro 748s within two hours of one another. There is also a 'Prop Profile' portraying some historic photographs from long ago, and, much more besides. Surely a thoroughly good read! Copies can be ordered from the website, simply by going to the Online Shop and selecting the '2016 Annual'. And for anyone wishing to supplement their "Propliner" reading, why not order a back issue or two at the same time?.

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