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 best spotting locations around Kloten Airport(LSZH) is the parking lot at the Bülachstrasse, with excellent photo opportunities in the afternoon for inbound traffic on rwy 14 en 16. There is good food and drink supply at hand....
Note: This is the new sportting terrace, next to heliport in Rumlang, in the west side of the Kloten airport. This place is also next to the famous "Heligrill". It's very good location for spotting during the afternoon until sunset. The...
Note: Welcome to the renovated observation deck on the roof of Terminal B. The best time for spotting here is during the first half of the day, with the sunshine behind you. The opening time: During the winter (28 October 2018 to 30 March)...
Note: The B gates observation deck - a fantastic place for people of all ages. Close to the aeroplanes, and a play area for the kids. Plus it was free to access with a boarding pass for departure that day. The sun is backwards for runway 16/34...
Note: The top floor of car park 6. You have a distant view kf runway 14/32 and some of the E gates. The main terminal area is out of sight. You have a great view of traffic taxiing out to runway 28. Heat haze on runway images can be an issue. No...
Note: This is the famous spotting location in Oberglatt. The best time for spotting here is during the second half of the day. One can see here many aircrafts, one by one, on final approach to runway 14. The coordinate in Google maps:...
Note: This location nemed "Im Hell". The location in Google maps is: 47.484275, 8.536947.
The best time for spotting here is during the first half of the day when runway 14 is in use for landings.
(During the workdays from 7:00am, or during...
Note: They created a really nice mound for spotting at Zurich. Good for photography from the afternoon until sunset with runway 34/16 in use and almost all day with runway 28/10 in use. Google: 47°27'09.2"N 8°32'52.4"E.
Note: [1600px 16:9] The new spotting platform built next to the "Heligrill" west of Runway 16/34. The area on the left side (spotters remember: The fence with the lens holes) is now being transferred into a parking position for 2 aircraft up to...
Note: This is the view from the lovely terrace of the Swiss Business Class Lounge at Dock E in Zurich. The terrace is situated between two runways (strictly speaking on the north side of runway 28/10) and offers a pleasant view of departing...