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: It’s absolutely amazing to recall that between approximately 2009 and 2011, Deta’s 2 DC-10Fs were a common sight in Hong Kong, and even operated on a scheduled basis for a while. This was actually the inaugural departure for Deta Air...
Note: It was downright amazing when we started getting Deta Air Cargo’s 2 DC-10s on a scheduled basis, starting from 2009 up until about end of 2011 when they stopped flights here, and stored both planes. UP-DC101 is an ex-JAL DC-10 and...
Note: Departing in some absolutely fantastic light, light that matches with the plane's great looks. This tri-jet first took to the skies in 1979, and was stored in November 2012. Spotting their DC-10Fs over the 2-year period they flew here...
Note: Close-up of a classic departing from 07R for Almaty. As always, every flightdeck jumpseat seems to be taken for these guys, and looks like someone is really enjoying the view from the massive side-window!
Note: The usual delayed arrival of 9D's DC10F means that it can appear anytime of the day in HKG. Today it arrived in early morning and seen behind are the CX's 744 that arrived early morning from Europe.
Note: DETA direct flight from Almaty is rarely on-"scheduled", this make the catching her become an interesting task! Even they got 2 DC-10, I got mostly the red tail(UP-DC102). This time, finally UP-DC101 for me and she only got one hour behind...
Note: Late afternoon departure for Almaty, after an extremely long takeoff roll on runway 07R (using up more runway than even long-haul A340's). How long was it?? Well, behind the aircraft is actually the ILS transmitter at the end of runway...
Note: Finally! Being delayed for 4 days, DET518, ''Delta Echo Tango 518'' on radio, named D.E.T.A Air JSC, managed to rotate under great sun light and gorgeous mountain back drop, for Almaty, Kazakstan. Not to mention the reg on the engine,...
Note: Good light, good weather, good classic jet and good luck! What's more? Oh! I almost forget the most important thing which is "GOOD FRIENDS"! Stay with good friends for spotting, having fun and grab this mature beauty. Fantastic!! DETA 518...