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 is one of the most serendipitous photos one could ask to capture at an airport; seven jetliners from different countries all representing the true diversity that is Miami Airport, all centered around the giant "MIAMI" letters near...
Note: Welcome to warm and sunny Miami! A beautiful location from which to capture images of landing jets amidst the willowy palm branches as they land on runway 8 (as shown by Lufthansa's A380 D-AIMK). This is the grassy knoll where the tracks...
Note: This was by far the treat of the week at MIA, seeing this massive, sleek and clean bird coming in over the lagoon, landing right in front of me on runway 27 on a sunny afternoon (1200x800 pixels).
Note: Finally met a very friendly flight crew on an AA flight who *didn't* say that photographing a cockpit was a security threat. Thanks very much to Capt. Hudson for the flight deck visit on this super workhorse of a jet! (1200x800 pixels)
Note: Believe it or not, this little airport (very little) lies about 150 nm NW of JFK, in New York State's wilderness region not far from the border of Pennsylvania. This view looks north along runway 17/35, which is a grass strip of length...
Note: This is the terminal building at White Birch Airport (NK68) about 9 miles north of the small New York town of Hancock, which lies about 150 nm NW of JFK, in New York State's wilderness region not far from the border of Pennsylvania. Not...
Note: Here is one of the two or three active resident planes at Hancock's White Birch Airport, which lies about 150 nm NW of JFK, in New York State's wilderness region not far from the border of Pennsylvania. This view shows the "ramp" of the...
Note: A compressed view toward the nose of the famous "Nine-O-Nine" B17 just after landing at Farmingdale Airport for the "Warbirds Weekend" over Labor Day weekend, as a culmination of summer (1600x1067 pixels).
Note: A surprise visitor at LAX...mistaken from a distance for a BA 747 but was apparently a ferry flight to Victorville to face the chopping block, sadly. Compare this image to this one showing the jet over the In-N-Out burger restaurant on its...
Note: Apparently one of the first appearances of this colorful airliner at JFK, and what luck to have it visible on such a gorgeous spring day. Compare this image to these taken just four months earlier, halfway across the country at LAX; ...
Note: Problem? Nope, not at all. This is JFK's annual simulated air disaster drill when emergency and airport personnel train in rescuing passengers from a crashed airliner. Often held at night to reduce operations disruptions, this year's event...
Note: The pilot is performing a show for us at the beach as the airliner tips wings down for all to see, as if to say "Look at what I'm flying." Note the "2020 Dubai Expo" sticker up front. This beauty is flight #204 to Dubai (1600x1067...
Note: A very small but important airport about two hours northeast of LAX where much aerial fire training occurs, as evidenced by the red drop point to the left of the runway in the image. This airport is also home to Barnes Aviation, where...