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.)
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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.
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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: Delivered to the USAAF as 43-15140 in 1944. To SATENA as 1122 in 1976 then to SAEP as HK-3176 in 1986 and to Alicol in 1993. Wfu Feb 1995 and noted derelict at Olaya Herrera, Medellín in 2004 and 2008.
Note: First flew in 1944 as 43-47312 for the United States Army Air Force. Crashed in July 2000 killing 10 out of the 19 onboard when, during the take-off, the right-handengine caught fire. Because the fire extinguishing bottles of the engines...
Note: Built in 1945. In May 1995 it crashed whilst operating a domestic Colombian flight between Mitu and La Vanguardia Airport. Poor visibility meant it crashed into the side of a mountain whilst circling to land. All 9 people on board died.
Note: Delivered in 1943 to U.S.A.F. as 42-92071. Crashed at Huirotico Hill Colombia enroute Cucuta - El Yopal on 18 March 1999 with Aliansa Colombia. 8 Killed RIP. Other Reg's: PH-TCM / PJ-ALP.
Original Kodak mounted...
Note: This is the most recent image of the Douglas DC-3C HK-3293 of the AIR COLOMBIA Airline, which suffered an accident in San Felipe, Inírida (Guanía) on July 11, 2018 and which is almost completely lost. And thanks to the work of hundreds...
Note: Delivered in 1973 to German Air Force as 58+94. Crashed in 1996-10-09 at TOF, The airplane ran off the airstrip and suffered structural damage, no fatalities.Other Reg's: D-IDNC.
Original Kodak mounted K25
Fernando Mesquita Slide...
Note: Delivered in 1945 to U.S.A.F. as 42-100590. Crashed on 1978-11-21 into the Judio mountain at an altitude of 11,200 feet * 28 aboard Killed RIP. Other Reg's: YV-C-AMQ.
Original Kodak mounted K25
Fernando Mesquita Slide Collection