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: Only 11 744s remain with Thai Airways, although you know that time is slowly running out for the remaining members of the jumbo fleet. HS-TGF first flew in September 2003, and has been with Thai Airways since October of the same year.
Note: Much to our dismay Saudi Arabian suspended passenger flights to Hong Kong in 2011, although cargo services continue. They operated 744s as well as 743s occasionally which was particularly awesome to see. HZ-AIV was delivered to the...
Note: In addition to retiring the MD-11s, MD-90s and A340s in recent years, China Eastern has also most recently phased out the A300 from their fleet too. They operated both passenger and freighter versions of the A300B4-600.
Note: VH-OJS is seen here pictured when it was carrying the “Qantas Socceroos” special livery which was designed to support the Australian national football team in the 2010 World Cup. It’s on its 07R departure roll passing by a...
Note: Thai Airway has quite a history in Hong Kong as they have been operating scheduled passenger services to the city since the 1960s. HS-TEJ is seen here on its 07R departure roll bound for Bangkok operating the mid-morning service.
Note: Rolling for takeoff to another nearby regional destination carrying additional “Serving you for 25 years” titles on the fuselage. 2010 was the carrier’s 25th anniversary. They launched flights in ’85 with just 1 737-200. Today...
Note: Rolling for takeoff on 07R. We no longer see their 777s in Hong Kong, as at the moment they’re using the A332s here. Currently they only operate to HKG from Seattle, whereas previously they operated services to Tokyo (inherited after...
Note: Pathetic weather greets the city of *Johannesburg* as it returns to Delhi after a fog related diversion the previous day while on the inbound from AMS. First photo of this airline from India on the database.