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 Texan from No. 72 Squadron at Valley is pictured approaching Runway 31 at the end of a training sortie. The student was undertaking a number of touch and go approaches, and it can be seen that this final approach was for a flapless...
Note: Callsign 'Cutlass 2', this Hawk lines up on Runway 31 behind their formation leader, preparing to depart for another sortie to the Welsh mountains, This aircraft wears the insignia of No. IV(R) Squadron.
Note: Callsign 'Cutlass 1', this Hawk arrives back over the threshold for Runway 31 in the early evening sunshine after a training sortie with colleague to the North Wales mountains. ZK026 wears the insignia of No. XXV(F) Squadron.
Note: 'Pagan 1' arrives back to land on Runway 31 at Valley after a late afternoon sortie with colleague to the Valley Aerial Tactics Area Alpha - over the sea south west of Anglesey. ZK025 wears the markings of No. XXV(F) Squadron.
Note: This Hawk from No. XXV(F) Squadron, callsign 'Devil 1', is pictured lining up for departure on Runway 31, leading a formation of two aircraft on a training sortie to one of Valley's Aerial Tactics Areas over the sea.
Note: Flying with No. 19(R) Squadron, this Hawk is pictured awaiting clearance to line up for departure on Runway 31. It now remains part of the service's sustainment fleet, to keep current Hawk T.1s flying.
Note: Wearing the markings of No. 19(R) Squadron, this Hawk is pictured taxiing to line up for departure on Runway 31. This Squadron was disbanded later in the year the photograph was taken - 2011 - and its role was taken over at Valley by the...
Note: Pictured flying over the airfield boundary for a touch and go on Runway 13. At the time of the photograph, this Hawk was flying with No. 208(R) Squadron, but it subsequently transferred to No. 100 Squadron at Leeming, where it remains in...
Note: Just about to touch down on Runway 31 at the end of a training sortie on a beautiful afternoon. Ten of these Texan aircraft serve with No. 72 Squadron here at RAF Valley, teaching the first stage of fast jet flying for student pilots...
Note: About to land on Runway 31 at the end of a training sortie. Ten of these Texan aircraft serve with No. 72 Squadron here at RAF Valley, teaching the first stage of fast jet flying for student pilots before they transition to the Hawk.
Note: Photographed undergoing maintenance in the Gaydon hangar at RAF Valley, XX312 is seen without any seats in the cockpit. No 208(R) Squadron, the colours of which this Hawk is seen wearing, disbanded in 2016. This Hawk is no longer flying.
Note: Pictured in the Gaydon hangar at RAF Valley, this Hawk is pictured wearing the markings of No. 208(R) Squadron. The squadron finally disbanded in 2016, and XX188 now flies with the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows.
Note: ZK036 now wears the squadron markings of No. XXV(F) Squadron, mounts for the first stage of fast jet training for students at Valley. Behind, ZK023 wears No. IV Squadron markings, responsible for advanced tactical and weapons training....