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: [1200px] Alitalia A321 ready to taxi on a hot morning at Barcelona! Delivered to Alitalia in 1998, this Bus ended up with YanAir in 2017, registered UR-COJ. Scrapped in St. Athan in March 2020... not a nice ending!
Note: [1200px] The sleek 757 of El Al is seen here taxiing for takeoff on runway 25L! A wonderful catch for me at Barcelona, since the 757 fleet was sadly retired not long after this pic was taken. I'm happy for catching this bird, although i'd...
Note: [1200px] A nice catch for me at El Prat: the A340-300 of Iberia, probably arriving on the busy "puente aereo" between MAD and BCN. "Maria Zambrano" is a young A340, delivered to Iberia in 2002. This quad escaped the axe and now still flies...
Note: [1200px] This Vueling A320, named "Vueling the World", was one of the few Vueling planes i've seen that day. I would later fly on EC-JTQ to Amsterdam. A simple but fresh livery for this Spanish low-cost airline.
Note: [1200px] Gorgeous livery for this Romanian 737 Classic! Taxiing to takeoff via runway 25L, probably off to Bucharest. This B737-400 was manufactured to Lufthansa in 1992 and left Blue Air's fleet in 2017.
Note: [1200px] Nice catch for me at Barcelona: the lovely Air Canada 767, probably heading back to Toronto. Also interesting to see Air Transat A310 at the background, another Canadian bird! Manufactured in 1991 for Spanair, this 767 have...
Note: This was one of those incredible moments in a spotters life!! The sky got covered with some clouds but at the perfect time the sun decided to show up. The gigantic Galaxy is seen here braking after landing on runway 33 and it came for the...