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: Venezuelan Rockwell 690B taxiing for departure out to La Chinita/Maracaibo, Venezuela (SVMC) after a one-day stay. Another rare model to see now-a-days. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM]
Note: What an interesting find to see an Aruba-registered King Air at Pavas. A closer look to its serial revealed it was ex. N5021S and even more interesting to see it cancelled to Venezuela on the FAA database but ended up with P-4 reg. New to...
Note: Chacarita is the only airport that serves the main city of Puntarenas but is restricted for commercial use and only ambulance/police flights are allowed in or out and with previous coordination from the ground as many people cross this...
Note: Benny Hinn's G4 "Dove One" taxiing to RWY07 for Brown Field, CA (KSDM) after the pastor attended a conference here. A single-time visit and now flying around with new colors and new owners. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS...
Note: Two US Customs P3 Orions sitting on the Liberia ramp early in the morning. The lower one, N146CS, is starting up while the other N148CS in the "old" scheme waits for its next mission. These P3 along with the rest of their brothers have...
Note: N854JA departing SJO's RWY07. Another regular visitor to SJO back then and came up to 2014 when it was eventually to its new owners who kept the registration but changed the scheme. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One of the many Austral MD-80s that came to SJO in the 2000s to receive maintenance and new schemes. Sadly, MD-80's are extremely rare to see in Coopesa if not completely gone. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: A rare delivery through SJO as Thrush usually use Liberia for en-route stops to South America. 7 hour flight from Key West which in a jet aircraft would take around 2 hours or less. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm...
Note: A frequent visitor to SJO back then. Flew last sometime in mid-2016 and was cancelled from the FAA registry 14-06-2017. Apparently it has been scrapped. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One extremely rare and a one-time visit was this Rollins Air Jetstream 31 in a very cool and retro-looking scheme. Believe it is still active! [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: Leon Services' E35L arriving probably from Tamiami on a one-off visit. His Phenom 300 eventually made it here also once and he now owns a Global 5000 N1LS with the exact same paint scheme. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS...
Note: The Vive Mexico special scheme was very short lived and lasted only a few months of 2009. By early 2010, it had been re-painted to the new Mexicana scheme and re-registered XA-MXV. It's sad that then a few months later, Mexicana would...
Note: One Sabre that was very common in SJO every year was N888UP and always would visit from West Palm Beach. It hasn't come again for a while now but is still active. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One of the old TACA E190's soon to be delivered to Helvetic Airways returning from a test flight as JTN9063. Also interesting to add that this aircraft nearly became VP-BZK with Ikar and has been at SJO since January 2017. Looks like they...
Note: N528VM was VMG Healthcare's first jet which was eventually replaced with C56X N840CC. The most interesting part of this Ultra is that after N528VM it went on to be C-GKHD in Canada and then, by some sort of divine intervention, ended up...
Note: Colombia's Air Force Caravans would always use SJO as a fuel stop on their way to Bogota. That day we had a couple of them transit through. You can still see the plastic covers on the seats. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF...
Note: "Volunteer 919" from Opa Locka arriving on a rare visit to SJO. We usually never get E145s or any similar express jets so its interesting to see one on final. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM]
Note: 3M's brand new G650ER N93M arriving this afternoon from Bogota, Colombia on one of its first flights! Delivered 29-11-18 ATW-STP. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM]
Note: Cool looking LJ35 departing to Spinks Airport, TX. Note the Dallas Cowboys helmet next to the door and the team's colors and star on the scheme. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: The Carnival G650 now wearing registration N300CC in preparation for the new N305CC which is pending delivery at LGB with a much nicer scheme. Heading to Van Nuys today. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L...
Note: The new Mexican toy or "juguete" in Spanish which the JGT registration is short for. Upgrade from a Challenger 300 in the same scheme. Ex. N862BA, A7-TAT & VP-BSK. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II...
Note: Helidosa's sole Mustang now wearing the new scheme as well. Right now their fleet includes 2x C550s, 1x C56X, 1x C25A, 1x C25B, 1x C680, 2x C750s, 2x GLF4s and this C510 as well as several helicopters. One of the largest biz jet fleets of...