If you are looking for photos of a specific size, use this menu. Enter the minimum size you are looking for in pixels.
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: Overview of the Technik Museum in Spreyer, Germany, as seen from the wing of ex-Lufthansa D-ABYM (Boeing 747-230BM). In front of the engine #2 you can see an An-22 Antei (UR-64460). Also visible on the left, at the end of the building, you...
Note: 4 (YES, 4 wide-bodies in a row CS-TOQ/R/B and another A340 which can be TOA/C/D). Please notice the grey shade on the TOQ's painting. This aircraft joined the TAP fleet coming from the Brazilian airline TAM, that's why that color on the...
Note: Nose detail... showing up the tail of the same aircraft :)
This is only possible because the gates have a V shape in which the aircraft goes in to park, allowing the windows to reflect the surroundings.
Note: Vasco da Gama's Bridge on the bottom left and Montijo Air Base (LPMT) on the bottom right. LPMT is rumoured as an alternative option for a new airport in Lisbon to serve commercial flights. The future will tell us...
Note: TP172, inbound from Caracas, on short final to runway 23, landing and vacating via Charlie (almost 3 minutes exposure). You can actually see the several corrections this A330 did up to vacate from runway.
Note: Full stop, the marshall rules. LOT maiden flight to Madeira got a special welcoming bath when entering the stand. Passengers got gifts (flowers for the laddies and a small Madeira wine bottle for them). Thank you Rui Sousa! :)
Note: 05:31AM, local time: While the city sleeps the big A330 glides, in a slightly bumpy way, down to runway 05 after crossing the Atlantic inbound from Caracas, Venezuela. This one is dedicated both to my family and spotters mates, specially...
Note: This beautiful B753, now fitted with winglets, roars heading to Frankfurt as DE4887, fully loaded of Germans, which came to Madeira Island to attend new years eve memorable fireworks, held in Funchal city. If you don't know, this is a...