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: During these strange and uncertain times for aviation, at least one positive from a spotting perspective, being that airlines seem to be upgrading their aircraft on certain short haul routes to ones not usually seen.
Air France have been...
Note: Vistara is now becoming a regular sight at Heathrow since the first flight in August. Taking advantage of the slot gaps and reduced prices since Covid has impacted airlines and flight schedules.
'Vistara 018' seen on her way back to...
Note: After performing a sightseeing flight over Australian landmarks 10 days before, 'ZND' is back at Heathrow once again. This time, she flew in from Perth, and will head out to Darwin. Great to see Qantas back in London.
Note: One of the last flights to leave Heathrow before the night closure. 'Air China 856' departing at 10pm for the 9hr30m flight back to Beijing.
Air China operate up to 6 flights a day still, but due to the current circumstances, only 1 per...
Note: 'Virgin 206' heading away from Terminal 2 for the late evening departure to Hong Kong. Still, the only passengers on this flight are the cockpit crew, as this is only carrying cargo unfortunately.
Note: Rare visitor to spend the night here at Heathrow.
Arrived in the evening from Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario. Unknown reason for the stopover, but a very welcome sight.
'703' belongs to 429 Transport Squadron of the Royal...
Note: Another charter visitor stopped by at Heathrow, in the shape of Wamos Air, formally known as Pullmantur Air.
Flown in from Bagram, Afghanistan, for a fuel stop here, and headed onwards to Washington.
Note: 'Egyptair 780' pushed back from Terminal 2, awaiting the flight back to Cairo this evening.
This flight is usually operated by B737 aircraft, but due to increased demand, these few days will be upgraded to the beautiful Dreamliner.
Note: The latest 787 Dreamliner for Qantas, 'Longreach' sits at the gate at Heathrow, awaiting her big day in the morning.
She will take a limited amount of selected passengers on the non-stop flight to Sydney, 30 years after a Boeing 747...
Note: 1st visit of the latest Dreamliner wearing Gulf Air 1970's livery, in celebration of the airline's 70th Anniversary.
Delivered only 2 days before, this flight into Heathrow as 'Gulf Air 003' was the first commercial flight by the...
Note: Good to see some older metal around these parts. This 27 year old bird spent most of her life with Meridiana in Italy.
Seen here covering flights for SAS due to a pilot shortage, departing as 'Scandinavian 502' to CPH.