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: SV121 first flight to MAN on the taxiway after leaving 05R. The flight was delayed around 6 hours, so SV112 from LHR ('KB) covered for the departure back to Saudi Arabia. Greeted by cloudy weather that was just clearing to the east.
Note: Scan from Slide. Diverted from LHR due to fog. Seen from the then named Intercontinental pier with great views. The Laker A300 and DC-10 were in storage after the airline went bust. The background on that side of the airport is now...
Note: Scan from Slide. Passing behind AP-BAT, this DC-8 in basic Air Canada Colours carries Air Algerie titles and Eagle Airways tail logo. It was operating an Air Algerie flight. Previously C-FTJU and later N849AX with Airborne Express.
Note: Scan from Slide. Seen from on top of the old brickworks hill, long before runway 2 appeared. 9V-SKM and SKP were for a few years the regulars on the flights to MAN from SIN. In the background 2 different Britannia tails can be seen as...
Note: Scan from Slide. Some light visitors from France, Switzerland and Germany on the ramp at Marseille. In the background is Sunderland N158J, later to become G-BJHS and then N814ML in Kermit Weekes' collection in Florida. Looking back,...
Note: Scan from Slide. Clipper Washington being pushed back from the gate at the start of another long flight. Photographed from the car park on top of the then Pan Am building, now Delta. A couple of Eastern tails can be seen as well as the...
Note: Scan from Slide. The start of an era. SQ first flight into MAN via DXB being greeted by typical Manchester weather. This flight was delayed few hours after the aircraft had a tech problem at DXB. This aircraft is still a regular...
Note: Scan from Slide. Being pushed back for the return flight back to the US. This aircraft had an aborted take off at DFW on 21 May 1988 resulting in the aircraft being wfu. Air Charter and Air Inter Caravelles and Minerve DC-8 in the...
Note: Scan from Slide. In the good old days at MAN when you could walk on all the piers. Regular visitors in the background are the Transamerica B747 and Wardair B747. British Airways B707 did the New York run when VC10s were taken out of...