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: Emirates 777-300ER engine and landing gear up close. It always makes me stop and look when i see just how low these engines appear to sit on the wing. It looks like it's almost touching the floor. (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Note: BMI Jungle Jet taxing into stand after arrival into MAN. Shot from the Aviation Viewing Park. A nice spot to get some up close shots of the passing traffic. A fellow photographer can be seen on the other side of the field....
Note: Shot from the AVP at Manchester Airport. There was quite a bit of traffic around the GA/Private ramp that day including this Golden Eagle and Gulfstream G-V. I still maintain that the Gulstream is my favourite Biz Jet. Here it dwarfs the...
Note: Back to the archives here. Manchester used to have this sole 767-300 from BA based there operating a daily MAN-JFK service. This service stopped back in 2008 i think during BA's route cutting away from it's home hub, Heathrow. Here is BNWI...
Note: A shot of the lovely special schemed A332 of Qatar Airlines. This was one of a series of special liveries that were adorned to their A330's to mark the fact that Qatar was the official airlines of the 15th Asian Games in Doha. Looking...
Note: One of the best things about waiting so long to edit your photos is you find stuff like this. As most of you know Excel Airways went bust a few summers ago and as such are no longer an airline in the UK. Here is one of their 738's without...
Note: One of the now gone special scheme Qatar A330's departing Manchester in some classic Manchester conditions! I never managed to catch all of these special jets but this one looked great rotating. Impressive wingspan! (1dmkii/100-400LIS)
Note: An interesting departure from this BMI A330, it got caught it a crosswind gust and as such got blown rather off balance. Departing 24R here to make it's way to Chicago, back in the days of BMI offering a semi decent service to the USA!...
Note: Monarch A300 departing Manchester on a cold Sunday morning in May! This was shot from the southside area, which i now believe is a pretty much desolate spot combined with restricted runway use and a much lighter traffic load. My first time...