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: The spotting location known as the 'Multi-Storey Car Park'. Get up close and personal with views of taxiways Bravo (seen here) and Alpha, as well as parking stands 17-21 which are fully occupied late at night and give fantastic night...
Note: Spotting point known as 'The Mound', offering unobstructed views of 23L threshold, with the Tower in the background to add to your story . Best light from sunrise until mid-afternoon. We don't get views like this at Heathrow!
Note: The number of vantage points around EGCC is simply amazing, and with elevated points along much of the perimeter, it means there is no fence in the way, allowing you to move around with the sun as the day progresses. This A320 was snapped...
Note: The Runway Visitor Park offers some spectacular views to photographers with a zoom lens of departures lining up on 23L with the majestic hills of The Peak District providing the perfect backdrop. We don't get views like this at Heathrow!
Note: It was late in the day, and the sun was moving to the western side of the airport, but I managed to catch this 737 in the sun as it turned momentarily approaching holding point VA1. What amazing sunlight.
Note: It's 1am, and Kilo Delta has just arrived on stand. Although the stairs are being connected, passengers weren't going anywhere at all, as it took quite a long time for the busses to arrive. Note the aircraft trails in the background - an...
Note: Fantastic evening sunlight on this A319 lifting off from 23L. Manchester is one amazing place for spotting - with no fence in the way for much of the perimeter of the airport, it provides amazing opportunites to catch pics like this one! ...