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: I made a last minute decision to go to the backlit side of the approach path, to get an airplane in front of the wildfire smoked sunset, and guesstimated a spot where an airplane will cross close to the Sun; I was expecting it to come...
Note: MD-11 operating the evening flight instead of the usual DC-10, departing at an impressive pitch angle. Taken 1 minute after the sun set behind the Coastal Range Mountains 30 miles away in the background (most of which burned in the...
Note: Banking into a strong crosswind, with strange lighting caused by thick smoke from hundreds of wildfires during California's worst ever fire season, fueled by this wind. Difficult 1/60s handheld panning photo, especially since it was...
Note: I've been anticipating the sunset all day due to a substantial cirrus cloud layer, and was hoping to catch the Hawaiian A321neo in the sunset. By 15 minutes after sun down, most of the sky to the west and east lit up in red, and the 1st...
Note: "Ferndale the Pygym Owl" taking off at sunset (sun is directly lined with horizontal stabilizer - note how it doesn't cast a shadow on the fuselage), with a Southwest depicting a California Grizzly Bear in the background.
Note: This plane witnessed a highjacking onboard FedEx Flight 705 on April 7, 1994. By means of extreme aerial maneuvers meant to keep the attacker off balance, the flight crew eventually succeeded in restraining him, despite suffering from...
Note: For days I've been capture a United A319 with the Moon; it was challenging since very few planes approach 17L, making it difficult to assume where an aircraft would be on the approach path, relative to the changing position of the Moon....
Note: Early arrival from Ontario, just in time to catch the twilight. Initially after sunset, these clouds were grey, but at some point there was a gap in the clouds out over the Pacific, and the sky lit up in colors.