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: The two modified Jetstream 41s operated by the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) were replaced by two Bombardier Challenger 600s. In addition, they also operate a single Diamond DA42 Twin Star that rounds out their fixed wing...
Note: This was taken from the Hong Kong Government Flying Service (GFS) Open Day in 2007, my first such attendance of the three open day events that were organized. It was an absolutely amazing and thrilling experience being this close to...
Note: If you like eating fruits maybe you’ll like this. :) B-18311 was in this fruit-inspired “Sweet” special scheme for a few years before being repainted into the Skyteam livery that it still carries today.
Note: While the weather wasn't great, it's still awesome having the opportunity being this close to the traffic (on the ramp). This was taken during the GFS Open Day 2007. The GFS Open Day 2009 2 years later was the last one, sadly.
Note: PAL jumbo seen here rotating out of 07R. N751PR, delivered to the airline in November 1993, was later re-registered to RP-C7471. The 744 was stored in September 2014, the year they phased out the type completely from their fleet.
Note: Cathay operated 3 A340-600s between 2002 and 2008. The lease on them expired in 2008 and as they were already operating the much more efficient 773ERs, they decided not to renew the lease and eventually the 346s were acquired by Hainan...
Note: B-KAA seen here hauling cargo for Dragonair back when the classic was still an economical choice for freight operators. I think the classics are just about my favorite aircraft to photograph & it’s sad there are barely any operators...
Note: Easily one of the most exotic airlines to have operated to Hong Kong. They operated a series of charters to Hong Kong in 2006 & 2007 with this older variant of the A300 and now more recently using 744BDSFs after being rebranded as MyCargo...
Note: I really hope there’s another GFS Open Day in the future as shots like this from Hong Kong aren't otherwise possible unless you work on the ramp. Since mid-2009 B-2290 has been wearing the rather attractive Shanghai Expo 2010 livery.
Note: Xiamen 737-700 in the old livery departing from HKG in cloudy, dull and poor visibility weather. However being situated this close to the runway does lessen the effects of the reduced visibility conditions.
Note: China Southern 757 rolling for takeoff on 07R. They still have a good number of them in the fleet that operate mostly on domestic routes. Their 757s were once a regular sight in Hong Kong, but no longer.
Note: On that day I arrived from Melbourne on same day but actually next day as australia time. I was here to transfered to Continental Airlines to get home to Houston IAH on 757-300. Both airlines wasnt merge that time in 2007. Konica Minolta...