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: Flight LH8160 to New York JFK powering out of Frankfurt with a right bank after a runway 18 takeoff. One of just 3 MD-11's (out of 16) left in Lufthansa Cargo's fleet, unfortunately - such a nice airplane.
Note: Shooting pannings while being bored upon waiting can end up with some interesting shots. 1/30s shot of a brandnew LH321neo (in operations since jan 21) in front of a dramatic looking sky on yet another day with ever changing weather.
Note: Runway 25R/07L is being used for storage again. This time some 747-8i's are stored there. A sight that surely no one expected some time back, as normally 747's are not allowed to use this runway.
Note: Rare visit of a Hainan 787-9 to Frankfurt, operating a Cargo flight from Shenzen. A good view on the Global Gate (containers with nice paintings arranged to look like the Brandenburger Gate on LH Cargos aerial) is possible from that spot....
Note: Lufthansa Cargo‘s newest 777F is advertising the fantastic „Cargohumancare“ organisation with special stickers. Seen here vacating runway 25L as LH8413 from Seoul-Incheon. The so-called "Squaire" can be seen in the background (the...
Note: In that case the background is almost more interesting than the foreground. First one can see an unusual amount of snow in the Taunus and then under the main gear the so-called "Global Gate" is visible. It is made of 37 containers that...
Note: Nice SF Airlines 747 freighter leaving Frankfurt with a left turn after a runway 25L takeoff on a fantastic day. I had this shot in mind for quite a while, but ongoing bad weather forced me to be patient.
Note: Not too easy to get a banking shot of a LH 747-400 as they are usually quite high at this point, so glad that this one was an exception. Just 3 months later it was withdrawn from use due to the crisis and is now stored in Enschede.