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: This Tomcat was built in November 1980 and had the honor of flying the last F-14 combat flight on Feb. 9 2006 from the USS Theodore Roosevelt. It returned to base the following month and, on April 11 2006, was flown by the unit commander...
Note: An armed "VF-213 Black Lions" F-14D Tomcat basks in the sun onboard CVN-71 USS Theodore Roosevelt during the Tomcats final combat deployment known as the Double DD's cruise due to two F-14D units VF-31 and VF-213 being onboard with CVW-8.
Note: A/C has been restored displaying the markings of VF-213 ("The Black Lions"). It is the last F-14 to fly a combat mission over Iraq. Upon retirement from operational service, it was presented to the National Museum of Naval Aviation, NAS...
Note: A/C (AJ-204) displaying the markings of Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), "The Black Lions". It was the last F-14 "Tomcat" to fly a combat mission over Iraq, prior to the retirement of the F-14 from operational service. It is currently...
Note: A/C (AJ-204) displaying the markings of Fighter Squadron 213 (VF-213), "The Black Lions". This A/C was the last F-14 "Tomcat" to fly a combat mission over Iraq, prior to the retirement of the F-14 "Tomcat" from operational service. It...
Note: VF-213 "Black Lions" jet, AJ-204 sits on the flight deck of CVN-71. USS Theodore Roosevelt and Carrier Air Wing Eight were deployed during 2005, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This was to be the last combat cruise by the final two...
Note: A VF-213 "Black Lions" Tomcat sits on the deck of USS Theodore Roosevelt in a beautiful Persian Gulf sunset, shot during the Tomcats last ever combat cruise. After 34 years of faithful service with the United States Navy, the Cats, the...