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: Despite having been in Frankfurt (FRA/EDDF) back in 2013, I never had the chance to get a decent shot of this airline because they always landed in the opposite runway, so this was a great opportunity to finally get it nicely. Seen here...
Note: Something that flies regularly from/to Bahrain Intl Airport (BAH/OBBI) but that is very difficult to catch there! The second of two Sea Dragons performing a short cut for RWY 12 finishing another mission around the area! The sound of this...
Note: Another brilliant highlight with 34 years old coming in from Abu Dhabi (AUH/OMAA) as "DHX150". AMS Airlines has five A300B4 and I had the lucky to get four of them (4L-ABA, 4L-ALI, 4L-AMS and 4L-BIC) while I was there! This one started...
Note: This particular Gulf Air Airbus 330-200 just flew once to Europe in the last two years, back in June 2018 to Moscow (DME/UUDD), which makes it specially rare for me as an european spotter! Normally it flies from/to Manila (MNL/RPLL) but...
Note: Texel Air, a Bahrain registered airline, has two Boeing 737-300F aircrafts and deliveries dangerous goods, live animals , fuel, perishable goods as well as specialised cargo throughout the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region. Seen here...
Note: The best catch I had at Bahrain Intl (BAH/OBBI) was this Ilyushin IL-76TD which landed 2 hours before as "AZS3402" from Isa Air Base (OBBS), located in the south of the country. Then it departed to Moscow-Vnukovo (VKO/UURS) with the same...
Note: Another target I had in mind to get, one of four E-jets in Oman Air's fleet is seen here approaching RWY 30R from Muscat (MCT/OOMS) as "Oman Air 655". You never know which type of aircraft from this company comes in, they often fly the...
Note: About to perform a short hop to Dubai (DXB/OMDB) on its way to Hong Kong (HKG/VHHH). Happy for getting at least one of these before they repaint it with the new Cathay Pacific's colours. (1200px)
Note: For those who don't know, Air India Express has in each aircraft of the fleet a different paint scheme on the tail, on both sides! In this case, it represents Garba, a form of dance which is typical in the state of Gujarat. (1200px)