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: On this morning there were three of these beautiful U28 departing From Lajes. These are operated by the USAF Special Operations Command and most of them lost these colorful liveries and are now gray.
Note: One of the two F15s that came to Lajes for the annual barrier tests and that stayed for the Air Base Open House. Shortly after this take-off both of them returned to Terceira island with technical problems.
Note: On this particular day the weather was great, the wind was perfect for runway 12 and there were several private aircraft coming to São Miguel. This Gulfstream is seen about to land coming from Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD / LEMD) and it...
Note: "AFR178" was flying from Charles de Gaulle (CDG/LFPG) to Mexico City (MEX/MMMX) when the crew had to divert to Lajes due to a medical reason with a passenger. Seen here departing after a few hours.
Note: One of the several A321s on Sunclass fleet seen here after vacating runway 05. Usually Madera is all clear skies and sunny days but on this particular day, there was a lot of TCU's around the island with frequent showers of rain.
Note: Back in 1992 the Portuguese Air Force received 50 Alpha Jet from the German Air Force to replace the Fiat G.91. They were used in the offensive air support on the 301 Squadron until 2005, where they were replaced by the F16.
Note: The paint scheme of Eva Air was simply amazing and it fitted very well on the B747. Unfortunately, they don't have this aircraft on their fleet anymore. This one is now flying for Atlas Air as N486MC.
Note: Fly365 can be found in this small aerodrome on the South of Portugal, and they offer some flight services. At the time we were there, they had 3 Ikarus, and were waiting for another one, a C version.
Note: Finally, after many years I was able to photograph TEI in these beautiful colors. Seen here taking off from runway 03 on a great sunny morning. This A310 started flying in TAP back in 1989 . Nowadays is stored to be scrapped.
Note: What an incredible Christmas present. This classic 747-200 came to Lajes to bring a brand new engine to a Delta's 767 that landed at Lajes the day before. Funny thing is that in 2009 on the exact same day we had a very similar 747 (all...
Note: "CFG5232" departed from Frankfurt, Germany and their final destination was Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with a quick stop at Lajes for refuel. The Azores is an amazing place but the weather can change very quickly. When they landed it...
Note: Not many pictures online of this little airport. While we waited to refuel our PA34, I saw this BAe146 taxiing and I had to take a picture. This one was scrapped one year later, after 29 years of service.