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: From my collection-not taken by me, but given to me some years ago by a former work colleague, whose uncle took the photo not long after the war, whilst serving in the RAF "somewhere in southern France." In the background, a Bloch 220-a...
Note: In flight somewhere over southern Germany, on board the Red Bull DC6B-the pinnacle of my propliner ambitions. I was very honoured to be invited to go on board the aircraft for this flight from the ILA at Berlin Schonefeld to the Flying...
Note: Gate guardian at the brand new (opened on 8th May) Volandia Museum, immediately adjacent to Malpensa. Stunning desert camouflage scheme on this beautifully preserved veteran. 13-9-10: sorry guys, but I've just found out this is in fact a...
Note: During my-probably once in a very long time-visit to Airline History Museum, I had the amazing good fortune for the Super Connie to be taken out of the hangar and all four engines run up! Here you see the first one spinning.
Note: I made a special journey down from Manchester to North Weald (about 180 miles), to see two DC4s/C54s which had just made the transatlantic crossing-see photo elsewhere in database by me-and was rewarded by not just seeing them, but also...
Note: This is how this magnificent aircraft looked in September 2001 (just three days after 9/11 incidentally), at the start of a restoration programme which has since been completed. Now the aircraft is fully restored and resplendent in Air...
Note: Photographed from the apron as I went to board the aircraft for a flight to Zurich, all those years ago. 19th March 2011: improved version of colour original now here, thanks to my internet friend Christos Psarras for doing the work.
Note: Actually owned by the Yugoslav government (yes, some of us remember that country), but here being operated by JAT. This aircraft might even have been Marshal Tito's private plane. A "rare bird" even in those far off days.
Note: Early shot of one of Sabena's DC10s. I rather liked Sabena in my planespotting days from 1971-6, because, almost alone amongst airlines, they still used aircraft registrations as their call signs, making it much easier to "cop" them, even...
Note: A rare civil example of a Wessex, used by Bristows at the time for servicing off shore gas rigs in the Irish Sea. On 13th August 1981, this helicopter unfortunately was lost over the North Sea, killing all on board. To this day, the cause...
Note: Photographed on a pretty dismal winter's day nearly twenty-five years ago. I have to say though, that this Swissair livery didn't look good then and it still doesn't now, but it's an interesting old photo-note the British Airtours Tristar...
Note: The first half of the 1970s was very much "The age of the DC9" in continental Europe, with not that many 737s to be seen-only Lufthansa, Aer Lingus and Britannia, as I recall, were operating them then.
Note: Newly painted into BA's first livery, this Viscount had been with Cambrian Airlines-note the small titles on the aircraft with that name-and that airline disappeared into BA on its formation on 1st April 1974. The aircraft survives today,...