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: Close-cropped image of the Instrument Panel of USAAF Lockheed P-38J Lightning 44-25413 Cn 422-6417 (nose section) on display at the ‘Planes of Fame’ Air Museum at Chino KCNO California on 06Aug2016. The Nose Art comprises a ‘Red...
Note: “Enola Gay” on display at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, NASM. This is a Silverplate conversion that was assigned to the 509th Composite Group. After dropping the first atomic weapon on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, the B-29 flew on Op....
Note: Around 300 Nieuport 28s were built, mainly used by the U.S. Army Air Service. This is claimed to be an original Nieuport by the Museum of Flight, where it is displayed in the markings of Lt. Quentin Roosevelt of the 95th Aero Squadron...
Note: “Moonlight Serenade” on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This heavily armed Black Widow is painted in the markings of the 550th Night Fighter Sqn. serving in the Pacific in 1945.
Note: From the Darwin Aviation Museum website;
This aircraft is a D model and is one of a very few that still exist that has seen active service. It flew a number of missions with the 345th Bomb Group USAAF.
It was acquired by the 380th Bomb...
Note: On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. “Bockscar” was a Silverplate conversion, assigned to 393rd BS, 509th Composite Group. It dropped the “Fat Man” Plutonium atomic bomb on Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945 after...
Note: On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This former Brazilian Air Force Catalina has been painted as OV-10A “Snafu Snatchers”, assigned to the 2nd Emergency Rescue Squadron in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
Note: On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This Marauder was flown by the Free French during the final months of World War II. It is painted as “Shootin in” assigned to the 387th Bomb Group, 9th Air Force in 1945.
Note: On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Apache was the dive bomber version of the Mustang. It was used by the USAAF in North Africa, Sicily, Italy and India. This Apache is painted to represent the aircraft flown by...
Note: On display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. This former RCAF P-40 is painted to represent the aircraft flown by Col. Bruce Holloway of the Flying Tigers and its successor, the 23rd Fighter Group.