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: Spotting point known as 'The Mound', offering unobstructed views of 23L threshold, with the Tower in the background to add to your story . Best light from sunrise until mid-afternoon. We don't get views like this at Heathrow!
Note: "The Mount", one of the best locations at Manchester. Overlooking RWY 23L, the place is excellent for line-up shots, from early morning till midday. Not easy to reach on foot from the terminal. A car is needed (parking at the nearby...
Note: "Southside" as we at Man know it this year the 23 Left/05 Right is open from first light until evening giving clear shots almost the full length the fence is below the banking in this image no facilitys here but a great location the sun...
Note: Superb spot for 23L departures. Exellent light behind your back from the morning till around 14 during the winter. Also shots of 23R departures after 10:30 possible from here.
Note: A great spotting location from 1500hrs to last light when landing on 23 Right the location is the famous "Airport Hotel" and the shot is from the beer garden so all facilities are at hand and only a small lens is needed as you are right at...
Note: The first weekend of Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 operations on route SIN-MAN-IAH gathered many of photographers to shoot in this cold winter morning, probably the best spotting location in Manchester.
[Google Earth 53°20'8.24"N...
Note: One of the best location placed on the south side of the airport at the hill above airport fence. Good view for all of the operation with short distance to runway 23L and 23R for take offs. Best till afternoon, at the evening the sun goes...
Note: Singapore Airlines B777 9V-SWR is ready for takeoff. Taken at one of the best spotting locations at Manchester. "The Mound", opposite the terminal along runway 05R/23L.
Google coordinates: 53°20'49.20"N - 02°16'32.68"W
Note: Despite beginning operations five years ago, the Airbus A380 remains the main attraction for spectators at 'The Airport Pub' - Seen here climbing away from runway 05L bound for Dubai [Google 53.363711, -2.257738]
Note: Spotterteam of Linz Airport (LOWL) catch the Monarch A330 @ Manchester. Google coordinates: [53°20'49.20"N - 02°16'32.68"W] This picture is dedicated to my buddies (from left to right) Thomas Penz, JP.net photographer Martin Nimmervoll,...
Note: An overview of the (all widebody!) Terminal 2 ramp at Manchester Ringway. Thompson's dreamliner being de-iced at gate 202, whilst a newcomer can be seen in the background with its iconic "Sharksfin" logo. Interesting to see all the...
Note: A view across T3 and its ramp, the famous Airport Hotel can be seen at the end of the taxyway with a Virgin 747 waiting for one to landbefore entering the runway, also on pushback is the Ryanair 737 in the new "dreamliner "livery
Note: The aviation viewing park at Manchester airport is a fantastic area to spot and photograph aircraft as can been seen by the number of people watching,photographing and logging Qatar A.330 A7-AED taxi to her stand.Managed to get my camera...
Note: The rare moment we had 2 x Airbus A380's on the ground at MAN. The evening EK020 flight is taxiing out for departure whilst the lunchtime EK018 flight is still parked on stand after a nosewheel problem preventing the push back