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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.
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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: I find departure photos with gear retraction in progress to be much more interesting compared to when fully retracted. B-16303 is no longer with Eva, and is now in service with Eurowings as D-AXGC.
Note: A bit of a shame we can't see their 747s depart during the morning anymore after the schedule change a few years ago. VH-OEH is seen here making a runway 25L departure out of Hong Kong in some fine summer weather.
Note: B-HKT departing home base via 25L in some fine summer weather. It’s one of a small number of Pratt and Whitney-powered 747s Cathay Pacific acquired from Singapore Airlines between approximately 2004 and 2007, which was back at a time...
Note: Air Macau A321 just departed from 25L operating on behalf of Air China to Beijing. You can see what looks to be a 737 below the A321, it appears to be heading north and is quite possibly a departure from Zhuhai.
Note: Airphil Express served HKG for a period of time, but was eventually re-branded as PAL Express. RP-C8390, seen here departing in great summer weather, is now with low-cost carrier VietJet Air as VN-A691.
Note: Landing at Madrid Barajas you can see on the right side the AFB Torrejon. This AFB is used by the Fire Department with CL-215, by the VIP service with many biz and by the Refuelling/Transport Squadron with B-707/331KC and CN 235.
Note: One of the best movements in my entire collection!! N747GE is an ex-Pan Am 747-100 testbed aircraft for General Electric although it is powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A engines. It’s one of the oldest 747s still in service with its...
Note: B-KBU is now with parent airline Hainan Airlines. Both Hong Kong Airlines and sister airline Hong Kong Express are now all-Airbus operators and most of their 737s were transferred to Hainan Airlines, with the remaining going to other...
Note: Air India operated a 77L/77W combo to Hong Kong before the 787s took over in October 2013. I miss their 777s (not as much as I miss their A310s though), although the 787s are far better-looking planes in my opinion!