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: This beautiful Skylane, built in 1972 was in an immaculate state! The interiors looked to be quite new and I bet that it was a pleasure to fly. For what I know it was sold to Spain, and is no longer seen at Cascais.
Note: This is one of the most beautiful 150's I've seen in a long time. This little airplane and D-EGDA came from Vilar de Luz to Cascais, and on the next day departed into Morocco. Both these single-engines belong to the same owner, that rents...
Note: Brand new PA-38 on the delivery flight inbound the UK. Ferry flights usually stop at Santa Maria for a night stop or just a quick refuel. This one came from St. John's on a 10 hour trip, and after a month (not sure why the long wait), it...
Note: What an incredible and deafening departure by these Strike Eagles!!! Since one of them had a problem early in the morning, they were delaying the take-off. For our surprise they were ready to leave in the afternoon. This one is seen...
Note: This nice Tobago just landed on runway 01 and vacated via taxiway November after backtracking. AAE had a really nice fleet with 8 TB-20's, 11 TB-200's, 3 Piper Seneca's and 2 Diamond DA42. A lot of these airplanes are still at this...
Note: I was completely speechless when I saw this beautiful aircraft taking-off from Lisbon!! This was the reason I went to the airport that day and I was getting quite frustrated with so many problems and delays that the crew was facing....
Note: At the time of this picture, this was a brand new bird to Netjets' fleet, built in 2014. Seen here on a sunny morning at Cascais, where it stood for a couple of days. And just look at the background and notice the diversity of bizjets...
Note: All three General Electric engines are getting some golden light, while the crew spends the night resting at Lajes after a long flight. There were 60 of these great machines delivered to the USAF and are quite common to see over here.
Note: What an huge surprise at Lisbon airport! This MD-11 was one of the two that belonged to this Zimbabwe airliner. Flying as 'SMJ1311', is seen here departing from runway 21 inbound Luanda, Angola (FNLU). Unfortunately, this is another...
Note: I was finally able to caught this beautiful airplane! This Chipmunk was built in the OGMA and flew for the Portuguese Air Force for many years as 1334! It then was retired from duty and delivered to the Aero Clube de Braga where it got the...
Note: This brings me a lot of old memories at Lajes since I still remember seeing these magnificent bombers over there!! And these 8 Pratt & Whitney engines make an incredible and unforgettable sound! Seen during take-off from RIAT 2010.
Note: Another flight of Raptors coming through Lajes! They were six of them arriving from Alaska and they remained a couple of days before proceeding to the East. These are part of the 525th Fighter Squadron named "The Bulldogs".
Note: The end of an awesome day provided by the Portuguese Air Force! This P3 is departing from Monte Real while many people participated on the Real Thaw 2012 - Spotters Day! 1/60" gave the full prop effect that I wanted so I'm quite happy with...