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: Here is the (not very busy) terminal building at Apple Valley airport, about 2 hours NE of LAX. It is quaint, relaxing and very very quiet, and the people are wonderful. The person who answers the phones is also the person who flies the...
Note: Air Tahiti has been parking its jets here at the ramp of the Flight Path Museum for some time, apparently as a cost-savings endeavor. Their colors always look striking, particularly here in the early morning light (1200x800 pixels).
Note: Early morning aerial view of LAX's Tom Bradley terminal, hosting a variety of international carriers. Notice that KAL has both an A380 and A330 parked at gates...the latter of which is said to be shortly phased out from service to LA...
Note: The Sultan of Brunei left his 747 V8-ALI parked for a few days here at LAX, next to Gulfstream GV-SP N900ES. Notice the wings of this 747 are entirely painted dark gray, the same color as the belly of the jet (1200x800 pixels).
Note: A great competition image of AA and DL in dueling mode, all with Thai looking on.... In the shot are AA B777 N774AA, DL B767 N121DE and Thai B777 HS-TKK...you'll see this shot on the April 2013 cover of Airways magazine (1280x960 pixels).
Note: ....Ascending toward the Pacific ocean with the skyline of Culver City in the background on a great sunny LA morning. Notice that Santa Monica Municipal Airport (SMO) is visible in the background (1280x960 pixels).
Note: Amazingly, the pilot easily sees the marshaller despite angle of view as Air China's "15 Years" Star Alliance 777 pulls into the ramp area at Terminal 2 on a cold winter morning at LAX. Notice the weight of the jet clearly shows on all...
Note: One of the last of a dying breed....UA's "old" 747-400 in the beautiful blue livery, now up against the new 787 at the same airport. Note the SW 737 landing on 24R in the background (1200x800 pixels).