If you are looking for photos of a specific aircraft type, use this menu. Please note that, due to space constraints, this menu includes only some of the more requested aircraft in our database.
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.)
If you are looking for photos of a specific airline, use this menu.
Please note that, due to space constraints, this menu includes only airlines of which 10 or more photos exist in our database.
If the airline you're searching for is not in this list, use the 'Keywords' field further down in the search menu.
Airlines are listed in alphabetical order.
If you are looking for photos taken in a specific country, or at a specific airport, use this menu.
All countries represented in our database are included in this selection menu, which is updated automatically as the database grows.
There must be at least 20 photos from a specific airport in the database before that airport is added to this list.
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.
If you are looking for a specific category of photo, use this menu.
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: First flew in 1964 as CCCP-75553 for the Soviet Government initially as an IL-18V, Changed to DM-STF for Interflug in 1967, then re-registered DDR-STF in 1981 and then D-AOAO in 1990. Joined Tigerflug in 1991, then Ber-Line four months...
Note: First flew in 1968 for the East German Air Force as DM-STM. Joined Interflug as DDR-STM in 1981 and then D-AOAS in 1990. Joined Ber-Line in 1992, then Air Zory as LZ-AZZ in 1994. Came over to Cuba for Aero Caribbean in 1995 as CU-T132,...
Note: Joined the East German Air Force in 1964 as 497. In 1970 it joined Interflug as a VIP aircraft as DM-STP. Joined Interflug as DDR-STP. Changed to D-AOAQ as pictured in 1990. Transferred to Berline in 1992. A year later it joined Ukraine...
Note: Built-in 1968 and joined the East German Air Force as DM-STM. In 1981 it joined Interflug as DDR-STM. Following the reunification, it then became D-AOAS in 1990. Two years later it joined Berline. In 1994 it joined Air Zory as LZ-AZZ. Then...
Note: It was very rare to see IL-18s parking at terminal positions at SXF. A great sound so close to the terminal! Scanned from a K64 slide. Slide taken by AKH. Year and month are confirmed, the date is a good guess.
Note: Seen on 22.12.1995, minutes before it left its homebase EDDB after 28 years of service from here. Delivered in March 1967 as DM-STF (2), later became DDR-STF / D-AOAO and served with Interflug and BerLine. Was to taken over by German...