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: Here is the Asiana Cargo 744 departing KLAX, this 747 is an ex passenger bird that has since been converted into a freighter! Looking good departing in the afternoon sunlight with the control tower and infamous 'spider' building in the...
Note: Lufty lump departs LA with a lot going on in it's vicinity! An American 757 holds short on the taxiway and a Cathay Pacific Freighter lands on the Northern side! These 744's will soon be replaced by the 748 on this route from what i...
Note: The lovely BA 744 arrives into KLAX in the late afternoon sunshine. This is one of the later 744's that BA received and still looks fantastic! I look forward to flying on these quite often very soon! (5D2/300F2.8LIS)
Note: American 777 arrives into KLAX from my home airport of LHR. Love the livery on this 777, i will never tire of photographing it. I can't wait until they get their 773ER's as i think they will look absolutely brilliant! (5D2/300F2.8LIS)
Note: Now this is a new angle for me at KLAX, after shooting at Imperial Hill many times i'd never realised that walking 100 meters down the hill provided you with this head on view of the aircraft as they cross the main runway. This is a Boeing...
Note: A nice catch was this Air New Zealand 744 at KLAX. This aircraft no longer flies for ANZ and is now owned by Air Atlanta Icelandic and operates for Saudi Arabian Airlines under the reg TF-AMX. (5D2/300F2.8LIS)
Note: Always nice to see the blue A340 from the pacific on trips to LA. This was a new reg of theirs for me to catch which was a pleasant surprise. Looking great in the afternoon sunlight. (5D2/300F2.8LIS)
Note: It's always nice to find a shot like this, while not technically perfect, finding a Singapore 744 is always good! Singapore recently retired their last 747 and i believe that this particular frame has now gone to Transaero with the reg of...
Note: I remember when i first came to LAX many years ago, all the Asian carriers would operate 747's in and out of LA. It's now nearly all 773ER's! Not that i complain as they are a lovely aircraft to shoot, i just miss the lovely shape of the...
Note: The beautiful JAL 773ER departs of 25R in some less than ideal conditions. Using the 300F2.8LIS this shot still managed to pop off the screen despite nearly 100% cloud cover! I love the little sparkle from the wingtip! This lens has me...
Note: Emirates 772LR arrives onto 25R at KLAX and rolls out. Nice little angle through the trees here made this angle available for capture. I really like the layers in this photo with the trees in the foreground, the aircraft, the buildings of...
Note: Another bird i was happy to catch during my trip to LA. This one never seems to visit LHR so i was glad to add a shot to my collection. *A scheme ANA 773ER departs from 25R at KLAX into a murky cloudy sky. (5D2/300F2.8LIS)