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 BR891 is seen here on final approach for 25R. BR891/892 was the final revenue flight of the last remaining passenger 747 in the Eva Air fleet. B-16411 is now stored at SBD. The airline operated both full passenger-configured &...
Note: The newest A350 for Cathay Pacific seen here on final approach from Bangkok operating flight CX616. This frame was delivered on 6 July 2017. Summer is by far the best season for aviation photography in Hong Kong, just as long as you can...
Note: There was a very short spell of cloudiness that morning before it quickly became sunny with clear blue sky for the second day in a row.
The new Iberia livery isn’t bad, but I much prefer the old more complete-looking scheme.
Note: It’s nice to see an old friend like B-HUO again, but this time in the impressive colour scheme of Russian all-cargo carrier Sky Gates Airlines. I was very happy to finally get photos of this new start-up. They were founded in 2016 and...
Note: The construction of the third runway at Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport has resulted in a very nice background for arrival photos of 25R taken from the T2 observation deck. This Jet Airways A332 is seen here moments from landing while...
Note: It's nice to see Scoot back in Hong Kong having resumed flights from May 2017 onwards using 787s. This frame is brand new to the Scoot 787 fleet and was delivered on May 12 2017. You can see the engine exhaust cones still coloured blue. ...
Note: B-6545 was originally operated by China Eastern Airlines, but was transferred to Shanghai Airlines after their acquisition by China Eastern. Shanghai Airlines continues as a wholly-owned subsidiary with its own brand. I love these types...
Note: One of the highlights from my entire collection of photos!! This was just one of very few times we've seen a Tu-154 at Hong Kong's Chek Lap Kok Airport and the only time I have ever photographed this type. The airline suspended flights...
Note: Qatar A340-600s were once a regular sight in Hong Kong. They ended up being replaced with A330s, which were then subsequently replaced with 787s that we now see. The four A346s are still active with QR.
Note: The newest edition to the Amiri Flight fleet seen here departing Hong Kong bound for Beijing via 25L. It arrived a few days previously from Osaka. This is very new, and was delivered on March 14 2017. Luck was with us today as it was the...
Note: Out of the 30 frames they have now, this one was the second one that was delivered to Qatar Airways back in November 2012. The A330s they used to operate to Hong Kong have been replaced with the 787.