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: What a fantastic surprise departing from 07R!! And fortunately catching some sunlight too as it alternated between sunny and cloudy that day. Easily one of the highlights in my 2008 collection of photos. This one appears to be based out...
Note: Rolling back the clock to when 747 classics were regular sights in airports throughout the world. Jett8 was a Singapore-based air cargo operator that operated two 747-200Fs between 2007 and 2010. In the background you will note an Air...
Note: While not as beautiful as the 747, it's still a wonderful sight to see. Singapore Airlines has retired 5 of its 24 A380s, with the rest of the fleet parked. Although I believe the airline is gradually planning to return a few to service...
Note: Stored in Istanbul since Jan 2020. After China Eastern Airlines, the aircraft was converted to cargo and flew under the airline's cargo division. Also subsequently flew for MNG Airlines before storage.
Note: This was taken a few years before the merger between Continental & United Airlines. Prior to that Continental operated nonstop flights between HKG & Newark on a daily basis with 777-200ER. A route they launched in 2001.
Note: Aviation photography in Hong Kong during the Covid era is no different from an air cargo perspective than before - we still see lots and lots of freighters. Some new and some old/familiar sights like Cargolux.
Note: Air Charter Express DC-8 freighter making a loud, noisy and smoky departure off runway 07R. The airline operated a series of charters to Hong Kong between 2009 and 2010 which gave us the opportunity to photograph this aging classic. They...
Note: An ex-Singapore Airlines 744, Dragonair Cargo 744BCF, and Cathay Cargo 744BCF seen here departing heavy from Hong Kong. This frame was only put into service with National Airlines in 2020 after being stored in 2013.