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: LH3000 from FRA to ARN, seat 14A. This is a beautiful view of the Stockholm area. The little island in the middle, with the many bridges, is Gamla Stan (the old city). The bigger island further left is Södermalm ("south of Stockholm").
Note: SATA A310 overflying Coughlin Park on its approach to Logan's runway 27. You can see Boston's skyline in the distance (Logan's tower is just about visible!). The clouds during the sunset that evening were incredible!
Note: Icelandair 631 from Reykjavik is approaching Logan's runway 27 during a spectacular sunset and under strong crosswind conditions (the plane should be pointing to the left, not to the right). Note the little trails behind the plane.
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. The Goblin (nicknamed "The Flying Egg") was designed as a parasite fighter which would be lowered and launched from a B-36 mother ship. Interestingly, the Goblin was never actually carried by a B-36;...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. This was one of fourteen KC-135As converted to special testing. It was used for an 11-year experiment to prove that a high-energy laser could be operated effectively from a plane.
Note: The weekly US Airways 1298 from Nassau is about to touch down on Logan's runway 27 just before the sun set. I love the spectacular light reflections on its tail! The Prudential Building is on the right in the distance.
Note: Boston Logan's distinctive control tower at dusk. You can see JetBlue's peer of Terminal C underneath it (complete with three JetBlue A320s). Behind it it's Central Parking. A lone AirTran B717 is on the left.
Note: A nice, clear winter evening in Boston. American Airlines B757 (N625AA), as AA1334 from San Juan, passes overhead on its way to runway 27. A minute earlier, a Virgin America A319, as VX355, took off from runway 22R on its way to San...
Note: JetBlue 456 from Fort Lauderdale (N607JB) landing on Logan's runway 27 on a crisp winter evening (I love the path it has lit up on the water!). In the shot you can see several Boston landmark buildings, including (from left to right) the...
Note: BA1476 from LHR to GLA, seat 25F. Is this Norway, Sweden, or Finland? None of the above! It's Scotland, dressed in white, and ready to welcome the New Year! Less than ten minutes before landing at GLA. The shadow on the wing must be from...
Note: G-VHOL started life as F-WWAS, the second A343 prototype. It can be seen here about to touch down on Logan's runway 27 as VS11 from Heathrow, on a beautiful, clear winter evening. The Prudential building, a famous Boston landmark, is on...
Note: AC364 from YYZ to BOS, seat 16F. We have just pushed back from gate 161 and started taxiing towards our runway (33L), only a few more mins before the sun set. I like the reflection of the tower on the small puddle on the ground.
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. OA-10 was the Air Force version of the PBY series flown by the Navy during WWII. This Catalina was flown by the Brazilian Air Force. It is marked as a OA-10, but it is actually a PBY.
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. In the 1960s, NASA and the DoD needed a mobile tracking platform to support the Apollo space program and other space operations. Eight Boeing C-135 Stratolifters were modified into the Apollo/Range...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. This was the original AC-130 prototype, a side-firing gunship based on the venerable C-130. It was initially equipped with four 20mm and four 7.62mm multi-barrel guns, a searchlight, and target sensors....
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. Another unique plane in the museum's R&D Gallery. The Total In-Flight Simulator (TIFS) was used to study how an aircraft would fly before building an expensive prototype. It could be configured with two...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. On March 21, 1968, Major Jerome F. O'Malley and Major Edward D. Payne flew the first operational SR-71 sortie in this aircraft from Kadena AB, Okinawa. What a beauty!
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. The starboard landing gear of the sole surviving Valkyrie. Standing underneath the beast was an incredible experience and nothing less than a priviledge. The little wheel is the braking system reference...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. 'Azrael, Angel of Death' looks rugged and menacing in the low light of the Cold War Gallery. This gunship served with distinction during Operation Desert Storm. The radome underneath the cockpit windows...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. The Marauder had the lowest loss rate of any Allied bomber of WWII. 5,266 were built by 1945. This Marauder was flown in combat by the Free French during the final months of WWII. It is now painted as a...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. Overview of the Cold War Gallery. The U-2A is the last one made. In the 1960s it made 285 flights to gather data on high-altitude, clear-air turbulence and in the 1970s it flight tested reconnaissance...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. Tacit Blue, also known as 'The Whale', was built to test advances in stealth technology. It was flown between 1982 and 1985 and demonstrated that curved surfaces on an aircraft can also result in a low...
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. The X-3 was designed to test aircraft features suitable for flight at sustained supersonic speeds and high altitudes. A secondary mission was to investigate the use of new materials (e.g., titanium). It...
Note: US753 from PHL to BOS, seat 6A. Beautiful view of Manhattan from 23,000ft, with Jersey City and Newark in the distance. This shot is for Dan who was a good sport while I was trying to shoot through his window! (ISO 1600, f/4, 1/6sec)
Note: National Museum of the US Air Force. This B-29, 'Bockscar', was the plane that dropped the second atomic bomb, named 'Fat Man', over Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945. On that day Bockscar was actually flown by the crew of another B-29, 'The...
Note: LH3727 from ZRH to FRA on this Lufthansa B737-300 named Sindelfingen. Less than ten mins after take off, and just as we crossed into Germany, we got a great view of lake Constance. Switzerland is on the right, Germany on the left.