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If the aircraft you're searching for is not in this list, use the 'Keywords' field further down in the search menus.
Some menu selections include a generic aircraft model, as well as more specific variants of that airliner.
These variants are denoted by a - before the aircraft name.
Selecting 'Boeing 747,' for example, will show results featuring all Boeing 747 jetliners in our database, while selecting '- Boeing 747-200' will show all Boeing 747-200 variants in our database (Boeing 747-200, Boeing 747-212B, Boeing 747-283F, etc.)
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Use this option to include only photos taken by a specific photographer in your search.
This pulldown menu, in addition to each photographer available as a search limiter, also shows the number of photos currently in the database for each specific photographer, enclosed in brackets.
For example, an option of: - Paul Jones  .. indicates that there are 550 total photos taken by Paul Jones currently in the database.
Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
Photographers must have 100 or more photos in the database before their name is included in this selection menu.. The 'All Photographers' selection is the default selection for this option.
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You may select to display only photos from certain categories, such as Special Paintschemes, Flight Deck photos, etc. New categories are constantly being added to this list.
The 'Keywords' field is perhaps the most useful field included in our search engine. Using this field, you may search for any word, term, or combinations of terms in our database. Every photo field is covered by the Keywords search routine.
The Keywords field is ideal for searching for such specifics as aircraft registrations, photographers' names, specific airport/city names, specific paintschemes (i.e. 'Wunala Dreaming'), etc. To use the Keywords field, begin by selecting a Keyworld search field. You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc.), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields.
Next, select a Keyword limiter. There are three options from which to choose: - is exactly - starts with - contains Select the appropriate limiter for your search, then enter the keyword(s) you wish to search in the box on the right.
The Keywords search field is not case-sensitive.
Use this option to include only photos taken in a specific year in your search.
This pulldown menu, in addition to each year available as a search limiter, also shows the number of photos currently in the database for each specific year, enclosed in brackets. For example, an option of: - 2003  .. indicates that there are 55,000 total photos taken in the year 2003 currently in the database. *Note: The total number of photos, enclosed in brackets, is updated four (4) times hourly, and may be slightly inaccurate.
Additionally, decade ranges (1990-1999, etc.) are available as selections in this menu. Selecting a decade range will show all photos matching your other search criteria from the selected decade. The 'All Years' selection is the default selection for this option.
Note: This B-17 was built in March, 1945. It was assigned to the Pacific Theater and began the trek out there, but it didn't make it before the war ended. After the war it was used for various purposes including photo-mapping, air-sea rescue,...
Note: On display at RAF Museum Hendon. Built in July 1945, this USAAF B-17G was transferred to the USN as BuNo. 77233 to serve as a land-based AEW aircraft. It was equipped with an AN/APS-20 search radar and flew as a PB-1W with VPW-1 in...
Note: This aircraft flew the final operational mission by a USAF B-17 in 1959. Later used in the TV series 12 O'Clock High as "Picadilly Lily" Under slow restoration to airworthy status at Planes of Fame.
Note: "Nine-O-Nine" making a steep turn on a 1/4 mile base leg before landing on runway 33. The ATC recording led us to believe the crew lined up with runway 28, realized the mistake, then turned towards 33 at the last minute. Tragically, this...
Note: Taken at Wings Over Dallas 2022. Texas Raiders taxiing in after participating in the "Tora!-Tora!-Tora!" demonstration. Sadly, this aircraft would be involved in a tragic mid-air collision later that day. This upload is dedicated and in...
Note: Craig Hutain, Terry Barker, Kevin Michels, Dan Regan, Len Root, and Curt Rowe, may their memories be a blessing. Texas Raiders coming in to land after taking part in the Tora Tora Tora demonstration at the 2022 Wings Over Dallas airshow....
Note: The One and Only "Texas Raiders" (N7227C) departing from her home base at KCXO for a passenger ride-along. She was one of the two involved in the accident in November 2022 at Wings Over Dallas Airshow, where she collided with a P-63...
Note: The Commemorative Air Force's Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress "Sentimental Journey" sits parked on the ramp at Hayward Executive Airport. This and B-25J "Maid In The Shade" were visiting as part of the airport's annual open house.
Note: Arguable the most famous American bomber of all time.
This B-17 was originally manufactured and delivered to the U.S. Army Air Forces for war service in 1944 where she flew missions in the Pacific Theatre. After the war she flew for...
Note: In January 2019, this B-17 was repainted to “YE OLDE PUB”( can be seen on the other side of the nose) in honour of the men who flew in the war. This is probably WWII’s most incredible aerial encounter: B-17 pilot Charlie Brown &...