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: ”NyxAir 920” starting up for a positioning flight to Malmö on stand 5. Was a charter flight from Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany that brought hockey team TPS (Turun Palloseura) for a match against Vaasan Sport after TPS had a CHL...
Note: DC-3 and fall colors. The pearl of Finnish aviation; ”Oscar Charlie Hotel” taxing in front of a colorful line of autumn trees after landing, before being towed inside the hangar for winter maintenance. Her gleaming polished aluminum...
Note: It’s time. It’s Jet-time again. Jettime has returned with callsign ”Newjet”. A flash of red in the blue twilight as dawn breaks on the shortest day of the year. Here is ”Newjet 979” seen starting up on stand 5 prior to...
Note: A foggy autumn night combined with a mix of artificial light created a truly spectacular light-show for this Scanwings King Air parked on stand 1. Arrived to perform some calibration flights of the airport navigation systems, callsign...
Note: It’s great to see you again, Aegean! :) ”Aegean 4349” starting up on stand 5 prior to departure to Rhodes. This was the first holiday charter flight to depart Vaasa since the pandemic practically stopped almost all commercial...
Note: Can a casual friday noon at a ”countryside airport” get any better than this? ”Volga 4800” seen here departing runway 16, bound for Novosibirsk-Tolmachevo (UNNT). The sight, the sound, and the smell of burnt jet fuel in the air! It...
Note: ”Nyxair 429” starting up on stand 2 for a late-evening departure to Kemi-Tornio (EFKE). Operating a ”Public Service Obligation” (PSO) route funded by the finnish government to get flights between Helsinki and smaller airports...
Note: ”The Black Pearl” lifting off to Umeå from stand 2, after a couple hour fuel-stop on a windy and cloudy tuesday noon. If you look closely, you can see the airport terminal and the sky mirrored in the nose of the helicopter. Just like...
Note: The mighty Citation X starting up for a ferry flight to Hamburg with callsign ”Fortune 1121”. Arrived the previous evening from Malta for an overnight stay. Quite a ’fortunate’ catch indeed in these quiet times, my first shot of...
Note: Long exposure on ”Jettime 976” pulling into stand 5 in the evening after completing a weekly routine six hour flight from Las Palmas. A pity that Jettime is gone nowadays too. Missed are the holiday charters… (1920px)
Note: Sharp looking Gulfstream G550 resting snow-covered on stand 2 on a frosty and chilly winter morning at Vaasa airport. Arrived a couple days earlier from Milan Linate and departed to Venice later on the day this photo was taken, with...
Note: Happy new year 2021! :) "Jethawk 23A" starting up on stand 2 prior to departure for the next mission to Stockholm-Skavsta after dropping off a patient from Gothenburg-Landvetter. My first photo this year, from the first day of 2021!...
Note: Danish Air Transport's colorful ATR taxing out for departure in a light blizzard. Operating for Finnair on flight AY314 to Helsinki. Has 'Volidisicilia' titles applied for Danish Air Transport's subsidiary operating in Italy. (1920px)
Note: "Finnair 1TJ" taxing to apron in wonderful autumn evening light, after arriving from Helsinki on flight AY315. Currently the only commercial traffic at Vaasa, with only three flights a week from Helsinki, as of october 2020. (1600px)
Note: "COTAM2020" making its departure roll off runway 35, bound for France. Was the support aircraft for a pair Rafales participating in the airshow. I have to say the faded paintwork on this plane is quite fascinating! (1920px)
Note: 'Ansur Viking' fireing its bright red beacons under the full moon on stand 2 while starting up for departure to Stockholm-Arlanda on another routine turn-around as SK4225. ATR's rarely ever park on stand 2 at Vaasa, however exceptionally...