If you are looking for photos of a specific size, use this menu. Enter the minimum size you are looking for in pixels.
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: On display at Government Museum Jaisalmer. Designed by Dr. Kurt Tank, the Marut prototype flew on 17 June 1961 as India’s first indigenous jet fighter. It was fitted with a pair of RR Orpheus 703 engines but they were underpowered for...
Note: Sabre Killer on display at IAF Museum Palam. It was notable for its small size and impressive performance, especially the rate of climb. The first Gnat unit was No. 23 Sqn. “Panthers”, which flew the type from Feb 1960 to Jan 1978,...
Note: Cockpit under the windshield coating, with the navigator’s station visible. The An-12 was inducted into the IAF on 01 Mar 1961. It was operated by No. 44 Sqn. “Himalayan Geese” and No. 25 Sqn. “Himalayan Eagles”. The type was...
Note: BADAL formation flying past OD Fort at Prayagraj in the afternoon during the Full Dress Rehearsal for the 91st anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force, which was raised on 08 Oct 1932. This is the last appearance of the legendary...
Note: Surya Kirans fly behind the C-17A in arrowhead formation, making their entry for the air display as they fly past OD Fort at Prayagraj during the 91st anniversary celebrations of the Indian Air Force.
Note: New five-blade composite propeller Do-228 on static display amidst the line-up of aircraft manufactured in India during the IAF’s 91st Air Force Day celebrations at Prayagraj. The type keeps getting better as HAL continually improves...
Note: On display at the entrance of Tarapore Dwar at Prayagraj. The HPT-32 first flew on Jan. 6, 1977. Intended as a replacement for the HT-2 basic trainer, the Deepak had a record of accidents due to engine cuts leading to a number of...
Note: Flying past on the opening day of Aero India 2023. This helicopter belongs to 112HU “Thoroughbreds”. Raised at Jorhat on 01 Aug. 1963, the unit previously flew the Bell 47G, Chetak and Mi-8. It was awarded the President’s Standard...
Note: "IFC0613" returning to Sevilla on Delivery flight as it failed to get permission to enter French Airspace. This is the first unit out of an order of 56 C-295W placed by India of which 40 will be locally built by TATA Advanced Systems.