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: One of the main spotting location in Ottawa situated on Alert Rd. by the fence where the departing aircraft taxi by very close and land. Great for sunset shots and to get a good whiff of jet fuel! Taken from large snow mound. [1200px]
Note: This spot is located parallel to RWY 07/25 it's great for shooting aircraft lining up on RWY 25, landings and takeoff climbouts from RWY 07. Lighting is excellent from dawn to dusk. The "Airport Watch" car belongs to fellow spotter John...
Note: Short over-view of the North Field here at CYOW. The building in the right forefront is the Ottawa Flying Club, blue maintenance hanger, and the newly constructed covered parking structure. Just to the left of the photo, but off-frame...
Note: This is where all the action goes on! ---Departures hall. This was the day I saw ACA889. It was a emergency landing from Frankfurt, flaps problems (read it on Aviation Herald). First time seeing a emergency.
Note: Backside view of CYOW showing Gates 19 thru 25. Two Dash 8-102's (C-GABF & C-GKON) along with an E-190 (C-FHNX) preparing for their early evening departures. The building in the background holds all the maintenance equipment along with...
Note: Ottawa's new terminal dominated by Air Canada, with a lone US Airways jet. The aircraft from left to right are: US ERJ, AC CRJ, AC CRJ, AC 320, AC 763 (Free Spirit, visiting YOW for the fourth time this week), AC 320, and AC Jazz BAe-146....
Note: Interesting array of aircraft parked both at YOW's new and old terminal buildings. Aircraft include an Air Canada A320 & CRJ-100, a Jazz DH8-100, a First Air 727-100 and a Skyservice A320. Photo taken from CanJet 737-500, C-FCFR.
Note: There's not much left to YOW's old terminal building. The only parts still in use are AC's Maple Leaf Lounge and gates 19 to 23. This is a view of the entire part of the building which is still in use, execpt the AC Lounge. At the far...
Note: A pair of B1900Cs belonging to Skylink and Go Air Express (Knighthawk) and an Ameriflight SWM line the Shell Aerocentre ramp, while resting on a Saturday afternoon. Taken from AC 767-300, Fin 632, C-FMWQ.
Note: Climbing out of Ottawa, enroute to YQB. First leg of my friend's CPL 300nm trip CYOW-CYQB-CYXK-CYQB-CYUL-CYOW. We are parallel to RWY 14/32. You can see the intersection with 07/25 and the terminal building as well