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: [1600px] Lovely golden light for this trijet bizjet! What an interesting livery, always great to see the nice Falcon 7X. Three engined planes are quickly becoming a rare sight. Meanwhile, the Avianca A320 at the background gets towed to...
Note: [1400px] The short-hopper of Azul isn't really a regular visitor to Fortaleza nowadays, but we used to have many operations of it a few years ago. Here's one of these neat birds landing on runway 13, with a nice morning light and green...
Note: [1920px] Lovely morning light for this FAB Bandeco of "Tracajá" squadron, based in Belém. Taxiing on taxiway Juliet for a runway 13 departure. I like the badge at the tail: a winged tortoise, and the text "Devagar, mas chego lá!"...
Note: [1600px] An adorable morning light for this Avianca A320 speeding up on runway 13! I really like when light is crisp on early morning. By the way, I miss this livery in our Brazilian airports. The demise of Avianca Brasil surely left a...
Note: [1600px] A beautiful Bandeirante of Rota do Sol spinning the props. Great morning light for this little commuter bird, manufactured in 1981 and still going strong!
Rota do Sol is an airtaxi company based here in Fortaleza. They have two...
Note: [1600px] Back in the days when we had this gorgeous classic regularly... it was a thrill to hear the whistle of the JT8Ds idling down during flare! The smart livery of RIO Cargo gave a younger look to this lovely 727, manufactured in 1979....
Note: [1600px] A very colorful ATR performing a true STOL takeoff! Rotating using less than 600m of runway. This colorful Colombian bird was being delivered to Satena, and is seen here departing to Paramaribo. Wonderful paintscheme on this...