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 my favorite pictures of this trip to Heathrow. This airport is great for those who are looking to get lots of new registrations but it's not my favorite for photographing. Picture taken inside BA flight to Lisbon. This B747 is now...
Note: (1400px)Now retired - Air New Zealand's last 747 preparing for a turnaround back in Mid August. A few weeks later, this plane would fly this very route from San Francisco on the last 747 flight of the airline, ending operations of the...
Note: *Air New Zealand - B747-419 - ZK-NBV* *ZK-NBV is the last Boeing 747 in Air New Zealand's fleet. It was arriving LAX from AKL on the 14th morning as flight ANZ6074. After 2 hours on ground, it was continuing her way to Roswell Intl Air...
Note: Just weeks later, Air New Zealand retired its 747 fleet flying its last flight from this San Francisco route. Notice the people boarding EMB-120s in the foreground. Interesting comparison of sizes.
Note: Arriving from Sydney as "New Zealand 104" is ZK-NBV "Christchurch" Tim Bowrey managed to snap her yesterday on the same run, today its my turn. Despite having only 2 744's remaining in Air New Zealand colours they can still be seen...
Note: NZ 744 about to roll for takeoff on a hazy morning. The AKL-HKG-LHR service used to be operated by the jumbo before being replaced with the 772ER. Unfortunately from next March the HKG-LHR portion of the route will be dropped due to poor...
Note: Back in 2009 this was a common sight at LAX. Nowadays, a 744 from ANZ is much harder to see as they are gradually retiring them in favour of the newer 773ER. This particular frame, NBV is still operating for them along with one other...
Note: (Del 10/98) thundering down Rwy 16R as NZ014 direct to Los Angeles. The "Lord of the Rings" livery promotes not only the movie but also the country in which so much of it was filmed.... New Zealand!