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: Airbus Industrie A330-900 Neo in house colours about to touchdown on 03R at JNB in absolutely fantastic conditions! What a great surprise for us! This is the first visit of a A330-900 Neo to South Africa. It arrived here from Maputo after...
Note: Definately one of the best looking Biz around! Jetflite's 7X blasting out of FALA on its way to CPT. This Jet is a frequent CPT visitor as it does Antarctic charters so we were fortunate enough for it to make an appearance!
Note: An absolute stunner of a Bizjet and a great scheme on top of that! Zambian Air Force's brand new G650ER equipped to the maximum! Snapped on startup at Lanseria for its flight back home to Lusaka. [1600px]
Note: One of my rarest catches to date!! The Angolan Air Force AN-72 parked at Rand after arriving earlier in the day for maintenance. This is a super subject that I was very fortunate to be able to photograph. It was worth the wait for the sun...
Note: A fantastic special arrival into JNB. Air Peace B772 on final for R21L in stunning conditions. There is talks of Air Peace starting scheduled service to JNB so this may well have been a proving route flight. The livery on this is superb,...
Note: What a fantastic way to start the year! No better feeling for a spotter than when all parts come together to create the perfect shot. Volga-Dnepr AN-124 climbing out low from JNB, hot and heavy! This aircraft was so low when it came past...
Note: My first B738M. Ethiopian Max-8 on departure out of JNB en route back home to ADD.
Update: It has been confirmed that this was the aircraft which crashed just after take-off from ADD en route to NBO on Sunday 10 March 2019. There...
Note: Finally!! The King Of Swazilands new A343 Bizjet arriving on a surprise visit at JNB with a super backdrop! This jet is a tricky one to catch as Swaziland is landlocked within South Africa and the flight is a mere 25-30min.
Note: From SAA Star Alliance to FlySafair Supporting the Springboks! ZS-SJV always a favourite amongst spotters (local and foreign) now wearing FlySafair colours and a special scheme to promote FlySafairs partnership with the SA Springboks.