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: Winter afternoon arrival of “Aapravasi Ghat” at SSRIA as MK219 from RUN. She carries the name of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Port Louis harbour, which is now a museum to commemorate the site where almost half a million Indian...
Note: On the turn for Rwy 14 at SSRIA on a winter morning as 4Y153 bound for FRA. This aircraft was newly delivered to Lufthansa as “Hamm” on 31 Mar 2004 before moving to Brussels Airlines, Eurowings and Eurowings Discover.
Note: Morning arrival of “Mon Choisy” at SSRIA as MK 749 from Mumbai as she approaches Rwy 14 at 140 kts with Flaps 4. She entered service with Air Mauritius on 26 Apr 2023 and carries the name of the beautiful beach in the north of...
Note: “Pieter Both” on short final for Rwy 14 at SSRIA on a winter morning as MK53 from LHR. The aircraft is named after the second highest mountain in Mauritius, which was named after the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies.
Note: Bit of a treat to see this brand new A330 in Mauritius as she lines up on Rwy 14 at SSRIA for a morning departure as DE2315 to FRA. She was delivered on 07 Apr 2023 and wears the "Condor Beach" livery.
Note: On short final for Rwy 14 at Plaisance in the evening. HAL’s Passenger Variant Dornier (PVD) was handed over on 06 Apr 22 to the Government of Mauritius. It is powered by Garrett TPE-331-10 engines driving five-blade propellers. This...
Note: On short final for Rwy 14 at SSRIA on a winter morning as UK241 from Mumbai. This new aircraft was delivered on 22 May 23. Vistara started the service to Mauritius on 26 Mar 23 with five weekly flights.