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: [1920px] Interesting scheme for this Phenom 300, which was one of the several business jets in our airport this day... check the background! Good days of the FIFA World Cup here. 2014 was a fantastic year for planespotting in Fortaleza!
Note: [1250px] Interesting ERJ-145 visiting Fortaleza during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, still sporting the basic livery of previous operator, Dniproavia. Enhance Aero is a French company, offering charter flights and maintenance services. If I...
Note: [1600px] A nice FAB Legacy taxies by on Juliet, on the way to runway 13... with a sea of bizjets at the background! During FIFA World Cup games here, we had several business jets on the ground: a fantastic sight for sure.
Note: KLM annouced the retirement of these beauties but some days later, very good news came up informing that they’ll keep flying for around 6 to 8 weeks for cargo flights due the current world situation about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This one...
Note: [1200px] A rare turboprop far away from home: this nice Dornier 328 was one of the visitors for the Brazil x Colombia match, during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It's really rare to see this type here in Brazil! I'm glad i've got it. Sadly,...
Note: [1400px] The yellowbird of Azul! This E190, together with E195 PR-AUA, sported this eyecatching livery for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The livery represents not just our football team, but also the cheering spirit of our fans. At first, both...
Note: [1600px] A wonderful morning light for the takeoff of this "Frankenstein Varig" B737-800! Although this wasn't a bad livery, it was a true disrespect to the real old Varig, in my opinion. Anyway, who cares... It's already a thing of the...
Note: [1600px] A fantastic visitor during World Cup 2014: the awesome "Jupiter" of Colombian Air Force! This ex-Air China bird visited us for the Brazil x Colombia match, held here in Fortaleza. What a nice looking KC-767!
Note: [1600px] This great B757-200 visited us on a charter flight during the FIFA World Cup 2014, one of the many bizjets which came to FOR during the World Cup matches. Such a rare bird here, and very nice to see a VIP 757! A beauty for sure....
Note: [1600px] What an absolute beauty. A very elegant looking Gulf, seen here taxiing on taxiway Juliet, with a sea of bizjets at the background! Good old days when Fortaleza was one of the host cities of the FIFA World Cup! 2014 was definitely...
Note: The most beautiful airplane to show up at the NOS Air Race at Cascais!! This rare Expeditor was actually on the US Navy (with the serial 66464) and it came to Portugal to be the chase plane during this big event. Such a nostalgic bird...