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: A3 833 from FRA to ATH, seat 23A. This is concourse A of FRA's Terminal 1, nicely lit up by the low early evening sun. We just left our gate and our taxiing towards runway 18 for a southerly take-off. The parked A320 is D-AIQU. See if you...
Note: Athens was hit by a surprising thunderstorm that afternoon and this is the result: spectacular effects as the sun was trying to peek through the clouds. I love the sun ray that points directly to the airport. At the bottom-right you can...
Note: UA171 from BOS to SFO, seat 19F. This is Mono Lake, located east of Yosemite. It is famous for its tufa towers (e.g., rocks formed by the precipitation of carbonate minerals). It is worth of a visit if you are in the area.
Note: Bradley Space & Aviation Day 2010. Close-up of the retro engines of this awesome B-52. This was one of four B-52s converted to the 'Giant Fish' atmospheric sampling program (the other three being 033, 051, and 052). However, 024 only...
Note: Bradley Space & Aviation Day 2010. Interior of this C-21A, which has been set up for a medevac mission. In this configuration it can carries one ambulatory patient, a nurse, and sometimes a doctor.
Note: A B757 taking off in front of the Prudential? This is a classic Mark Garfinkel framing, this is! AA146 is starting its transatlantic trip to Paris with a powerful take-off from Logan's runway 9. I had to use my extraordinary sense of...
Note: Bradley Space & Aviation Day 2010. This was one of four B-52s converted to the 'Giant Fish' atmospheric sampling program (the other three being 033, 051, and 052). However, 024 only served in this capacity very briefly. Getting on board...
Note: AY837 from HEL to LHR, seat 20F. Beautiful wide-angle view of central London during the classic approach to Heathrow from the east. Amazingly, it was a clear and beautiful day (it's usually very overcast). In the shot you can see many of...
Note: This Caravelle, now preserved at the New England Aviation Museum, first flew in 1961 and was originally purchased by United Airlines (as N1003U). It was then flown by Stirling Airways of Denmark (as OY-SAH, "City of Copenhagen") between...
Note: As the sun is setting in the Boston area, the heavies are lining up on runway 15R! A FedEx MD-10F (N68057) is leading the way. Behind it it's a Swiss A343 (HB-JMJ, in the "Summer Of Love" special livery). Finally, in the far distance a...
Note: Rhode Island Air Show 2010. Ever wondered what the mechanism that opens the nose door of a Galaxy looks like? I have to say from this angle the Galaxy looks like a weird insect, with two antennas coming out of its mouth!
Note: US768 from BOS to PHL, seat 16F. We just took off from Logan's runway 22R. You can see the peer of Terminal B occupied by US Airways. The front building houses the Shuttle gates (LGA and DCA). The building further back houses the rest (and...
Note: BA1487 from GLA to LHR, seat 25F. We're over central London and it's... overcast! In the picture you can clearly see many of London's landmarks, including the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, HMS Belfast, the "Gherkin", St Paul's, the...
Note: BA1487 from GLA to LHR, seat 25F. Beautiful landscape off the west coast of Scotland shortly after take-off from GLA's runway 23 and as we start our turn towards the South. You can even see the ferry sailing from the Little Cumbrae Island...
Note: US Airways Express 3168 from Pittsburgh, operated by Republic Airlines, about to land on Logan's runway 27 a couple of hours behind schedule. The delay gave me the opportunity to capture it under beautiful light as the sun was setting.
Note: The Cradle of Aviation Museum. This nose been recently repainted from United to Lufthansa colors. It may have come from N24AT (c/n 148) which was put in storage at Islip-Long Island MacArthur by 1993, and was last seen there in 1996. The...
Note: Air France 322 about to touch down on Logan's runway 27 just before 9pm on a gorgeous summer evening. I had set up the 400mm prime to take shots of the usual A320s / E190s that we usually get and that B747 filled up my viewfinder!
Note: The Cradle of Aviation Museum. More than 14,000 CG-4s were built by twenty different companies making it the most widely used glider of WWII. It could carry 13 troops, or a jeep, or a cannon. I love the nose art on it!
Note: LH420 from FRA to BOS, seat 32K. After an uneventful Atlantic crossing we are doing the few final turns before our approach to Logan. The wing and clouds are bathed in crazy colors courtesy of the low sun.