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: City of Canberra, QF's first Boeing 747-400 and my 21st QF Boeing 747 on here, turns into the central apron, illuminated flatteringly by the fierce rays of the setting sun. Incidentally, the sun has set on the career of this veteran for...
Note: It's not that common to see airplanes vacating the runway via Uniform 5 (except wide bodies) so it was a nice view to us spotters. I still remember the first time I've heard about Amsterdam Airliners... I was back in 2008 and AAX went to...
Note: Old livery (and far better than the existing one) A340 slowing down via 07L arrival with the reversers out. Finnair started services to Hong Kong in the early 2000s using MD-11s, which were then replaced with the A340s on the HKG flight...
Note: Just seconds from touchdown on 07L with some condensation over the wings and trails of vortices adding to the photo. It was quite lucky for us that day, while uncomfortably humid, it thankfully did not rain at all while we were taking...
Note: The rain had stopped but the conditions were still very moist and humid for the arrival of this 777, causing condensation to form and vortices trails, with a low cloud ceiling adding to the scene.
Note: This special livery aircraft was retired from the fleet and is now with AirAsia X as 9M-XXL. B-HWG was delivered to Dragonair in 2005 carrying this scheme promoting the airline’s 20th anniversary. It looked pretty good I thought, but...
Note: A very old 757 at just under 30 years of age & still active with Nepal Airlines (formerly Royal Nepal Airlines). It’s seen here just seconds from touchdown on 07L. You can also see the tail logo of an Air Niugini 767 below the 757 as...