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: This is the only Bf109G-6 which wears it's war time paint scheme. Preserved at the Australian War Memorial Canberra. This aircraft was manufactured in 1944 at the Regensburg factory, test flown at Puchhof airfield. Captured by the British...
Note: From Pacific Wrecks site; Assigned to the 460 Squadron during October 1942 with code AR-G and nicknamed "G for George". In Australian service, fitted with Merlin 22 engines instead and the mid-under defensive gun position was not...
Note: Cockpit section preserved at the AWM. Delivered to the RAAF in 1941 and then issued to No.11 EFTS before going to No.1 Air Navigation School. In 1943 it then went to No.1 W.A.G.S in September of that year. In December 43 it was then flown...
Note: From the AWM website; This aircraft was originally built for the RAF, Serial Number F 1278, before it was registered on the British civil register as G-EAQM. In 1920, this aircraft, flown by Lieutenant (Lt) Ray Parer and Lt John McIntosh,...
Note: Info from the IWM; Supermarine Spitfire Mark V, P7973 'R-H', in the markings of either No. 57 or No. 61 Operational Training Units. This aircraft, originally a Mark IIA, was flown by a number of pilots, including Squadron Leader K W...
Note: This aircraft was used for training at 1 Flying Training School. Disposed of in 1929 to the AWM. Currently painted as D6950 2SQN AFC which Lieutenant Francis Howard was killed in action over Tournai while on an Offensive Patrol at 0655 on...
Note: From the adf serials website;
First flight 16/05/58.
Served with 2 Sqn in Vietnam as part of USAF 35th Tactical Fighter Wing. Arrived at Phan Rang Air Base 07/67.
Returned to Australia 02/71.
Note: From the adf serials website; Delivered 08/01/51.
Flew 485 missions in Korea with 77 Sqn RAAF.
Damaged a MiG 15 in combat.
Withdrawn from use 11/04/60.
Struck off 22/09/60.
Was on Static Display at Treloar Technology Centre,...
Note: From the ADF Serials site; served with 75 Sqn and 82 Sqn; on 22/6/42 it was received by 75 Sqn from 2 AP serving with them at Milne Bay NG and was coded 'S' with "Polly" written on both sides of nose under exhaust stack pilot was P/O Bruce...
Note: Flew for JG400 during ww2 before being captured and sent to the RAE at Farnborough in 1945 before being sent to Brize Norton in August 45. In 1946 it was shipped to Australia with a Bf190g-6 as a gift. It was on display at RAAF point cook...
Note: From the adf serials website;18/6/57,with 805 Sqdn RAN, engine failure and forced landing onto Currarong Beach NSW.09/03/59, Sold to NSW Department of Education
Sea Fury marked as VX730 on display in the Australian War Memorial.
Note: From the AWM facebook page;
On 17 December 1917 an RE8 observational aircraft from No. 3 Squadron, AFC, flown by Lieutenant James Sandy and Sergeant Henry Hughes was carrying out a heavy artillery patrol on the Western Front when it was...
Note: Built for the RAF in 1918 before being allotted to Australia. The aircraft departed England 24 December 1918 on SS Berrima and arrived in Melbourne during February 1919. It was flown at the Central Flying School before being withdrawn in...