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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.)
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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.
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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: This was one of those days.... It was my first Colombian registration, and on the background, you can see G-BYGD that diverted to Lajes. Unfortunately, 'Zeus' was retired, but will get a new life in a museum, in Zipaquirá, Colombia.
Note: This was one of those incredible moments in a spotters life!! The sky got covered with some clouds but at the perfect time the sun decided to show up. The gigantic Galaxy is seen here braking after landing on runway 33 and it came for the...
Note: This 738 was operated by Calima and is seen here departing from Porto inbound Dublin with some football fans inside. The special occasion was the final of the European League between Porto and Braga (two Portuguese teams).
Note: This magnificent bizjet was seen in Lajes for less then an hour just for refueling. I was quite lucky since I got out from work right on time to catch it departing inbound Nice - Cote d'Azur. It's being operated by ASL - Air Service...
Note: Very nice Namibian registration seen here landing on runway 35! This was one of those unexpected guests but I'm glad that they showed up during the UEFA's championship game. This airframe is ex ZS-PTL.
Note: Coming all the way from the USA and then the Azores, this Seminole is seen on a ferry flight to a flight school in China. Departing inbound Greece on a 13 hour leg before reaching their final destination.
Note: After an heavy rain, the sun decided to show, creating this magnificent view. This was back in the days when Lynden Air Cargo had a weekly flight to Lajes. It seems that this L100 is now stored in Arizona.
Note: One of the most impressive landings I've ever seen from the Portuguese F16's pilots! They both touch-down at the very same time, and all the approach was amazingly coordinated. Just before this, they did a wonderful go-around, quite low...
Note: Another emergency landing at Lajes due to a sick passenger! "Virgin 29J" was flying from EGKK to TBPB when it diverted to our island on the Christmas Eve. Seen here departing inbound their final destination, Barbados.
Note: This Tupolev was actually the first prototype from the total of 32 built. The Tu-114 did achieve a lot of records, one of them being the fastest propeller-driven aircraft with those amazing contra-rotating propellers. Unfortunately, these...
Note: Initially delivered to Air Nostrum in 2011, this CRJ 1000 is in the Hibernian Airlines fleet since 2018. This is one of the two airplanes in this new airliner, which was founded in 2017 by the same owners of Air Nostrum and will specialise...
Note: This beautiful TB-20 belongs to AWA - Aeronautical Web Academy and looks almost like new. It's used mainly for the advanced IFR flights before passing to the twin-engine. Seen on a glorious sun rise at Cascais. Miss those long...
Note: This C-17 was damaged in Afghanistan back in January 2012 when it overran the runway due to bad weather. The airplane is clearly mistreated and the front door is now gone, but I must admit that the crew did a spectacular short field...
Note: 'Moscardo' is one of the most iconic aircrafts in the Azores. This small JT-1 was hand built by the owner and it's always a pleasure to see it flying. Seen here departing from runway 33 for another VFR flight around the island. Safe...
Note: Monino museum... What a special place! A couple of miles from Moscow City, you'll find this amazing collection of old birds in quite good conditions. This MiG 19, also known as 'Farmer', was the world's first mass-produced supersonic...