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: Low res atmospheric view of RAN 817 Squadron Sea King Mk50a N16-100 WA788 Code 902 Callsign Shark 02, taken at HMAS Albatross/ NAS Nowra YSNW on 06Oct1986. The Helicopter was displaying the large brightly illuminated RAN Ensign (as an...
Note: With RAN Code 831, this Wessex was withdrawn from service at the end of 1989 after 27 years of service. It was displayed at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra NSW until being moved to the Vietnam Veterans Museum, Newhaven, Victoria. It was...
Note: Under Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS), 15 EC135 T2+ helicopters were ordered for delivery from 2015.
In October 2014, the Department of Defence selected a Boeing/Thales team to deliver its HATS...
Note: The first of 4 new AW139's on contract to the Australian Defence Force to provide Search & Rescue. The AW139's will replace the aging Sikorsky S-76C fleet as they are more modernised (dual winch system & FLIR). (First photo in the DB).
Note: Close-cropped rear Stbd view of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Bell UH-1B Huey VH-NVV (ex N9-3104) Cn 3104 Code 898 hovering at Naval Air Station Nowra (YSNW) in Jan1996. The Crewman is preparing to winch a volunteer from the ground to the...
Note: Rare close-cropped front Stbd view of Royal Navy Westland Lynx HMA8DAS XZ736 Cn 222 on the ground at Naval Air Station Nowra (YSNW) on 06Oct1986. The occasion was the RAN 75th Anniversary Airshow at HMAS Albatross. The marking on the nose...
Note: Low Res oblique view (from Stbd side) of the Flight Deck / Instrument Panel of RAN Kaman Seasprite N29-150160 Cn 110 Code 843 at NAS Nowra YSNW on 30Oct2005. The In-Service Helicopter was on static display in the rain during a wet NAS...
Note: Front Port side view of Piper PA-18-125/A1 Super Cub VH-FXH Cn 18-1291 at NAS Nowra YSNW on 06Oct1986. The occasion was the RAN 75th Anniversary Airshow at HMAS Albatross. Although the plane wears prominent NAVY Titles, it was then...
Note: Low res front Stbd view of Australian Army Bell 47G-3B-1 (Sioux) A1-640 Cn 6640 at Nowra YSNW on 06Oct1986. The Helicopter was on Static Display during the RAN 75th Anniversary Airshow at HMAS Albatross. History: A1-640 was Delivered...
Note: Ditching Survivor - View of the Flight Deck/ Instrument Panel of RAN Sea King Mk.50a N16-117 Code 906 WA792 at the RAN FAA Museum, Nowra NSW (YSNW) on 02May2015. Photo taken without flash.
History: First Flight 13Dec1974. Delivered to RAN...