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 highlight aircraft by far was the 787 Dreamliner which made a special visit to help celebrate the opening of the new runway. The first 1.2km stretch was open for the public to roam around and the runway's size is truly appreciated on...
Note: Lufthansa now returns daily flights to Calgary after being away for 2 decades. A sign that the airport is continuing to attract new carriers and its strong growth thanks to the booming economy and $130 oil barrels.
Mexicana is next in...
Note: As my trips continue on to the end, it seems that the weather gradually gets worse and worse and here when I arrive a mix of snow and rain makes for a really soggy day.
A Q400 taxies in while the -200 here waits for its next flight.
Note: Hot Lips creating quite a workout for us photographers perched ontop of our ladders along Sunset on a day blessed by spotters who came from almost all corners of the world including off strip, calgary, oakland, manchester and perth.
Note: After the last of the vice presidents baggage are unloaded, shes towed to a parking stand with security looking after the plane. As I continued my drive over the mountain pass I was able to spot this plane from as far as 20miles away from...
Note: Sadly the only arrivals during the morning were just Dash 8s. I spent about 1.5hrs spotting that morning and then went down to Albertons to stock up food and visited downtown/Capitol. Majority of my day was then wasted for the 6-7hr drive...
Note: While sitting in the Terminal chowing down a Hamburger, I see a 757 turn to a 6 mile final in the distance. Instantly recognizable from its presidential markings, I quickly wiped off my greasy hands and got my camera ready. Totally...
Note: Jackson hole is probably the North American counterpart to Innsbruck in terms of scenic wonder and challenges in operations for the avid spotter. It must be just fantastic in the wintertime with 10,000' Grand Teton as a backdrop.
Note: Despite its slow traffic it does have some decent spotting areas, one of them along the main road as it runs parallel to the runway which is sloped below. It also has 24/7 customs for transborder flights.
Note: Departing Great Falls for MSP.
This airport sits on top of a plateau overlooking the Missouri River Valley where the city of 63,000+ resides. Most famous for being a famed Lewis and Clark historic location. This city has like 6 hydro dams...
Note: SIROS or Simultaneous Intersecting Runway Operations mean two airplanes can land on intersecting runways provided one hold short. Almost always LAHSO's are applied whenever such a condition occurs as in this scene of a triple 7 and a twin...
Note: This summers highlight, Korean Air 3x weekly flight to and from Seoul. This day is its last flight to depart back, hopefully they come back next year. It was one of the best summers yet supported by JAL and the Tornadoes.
Note: As the air around me rumbles and cracks, I look ahead and afar to see trails of fire in pairs of two roaring across the runway as far as the eye can see. They scream, they roar, they ring my ears as if..... a tornado was passing...
Note: Another airline to return this year is Japan Airlines. Even better to still see one of its older colours still flying around.
Only a few years ago, asian carriers like this were unthinkable in this city, how times change as these are now...
Note: Wow, easily the longest airplane recognizable anywhere over the city. What a gorgeous jet, it seems hard to imagine that Calgary now gets daily/multiple triple 7 flights. Just even a year back sights like this was only relied on diversions...
Note: Hectic and busy as it was, all that stress just flew away into the Snohomish air after those doors opened up to reveal the Dreamliner fresh at its best. The Trent 1000's with their wavy fan design will be one of many to prove its...
Note: The 787 testbed aircraft with the first ever Trent 1000 engine. Its very large and very hungry when injected with fuel. At the same time, very quiet and well mannered to make life easier for its mechanics. Weighs about 12000lbs.
Note: This along with two RAF transports were here that day to pick up troops. Possibly Prince Harry among one of them after that wild night out earlier the week which spread all over due to that busty bimbo telling the tabloids.
Note: A close up look of what would be the second incidient of this sort in as many months. #236 is about to land after suffering a flat on one of the inside tire of the main gear. Only visual cues are some torn pieces of rubber sticking out....
Note: Mad-Dog 80 on the roll back to Dallas.
Monday the 26th, had a special surprise an AA Triple 7 on a diversion. Fellow photographers Bill and Chris covered it visit. Lookin forward to your shots guys.
Note: RAF still flies in using Tristars after a mad surge of flights during late fall. Its safe to say that Calgary is the only place in North America that gets regular visits of both the L-1011 and the VC-10 classic airliners. Lucky cowtown.