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: Sideral's newest addition to their fleet PR-SLU ex. Air Incheon HL8291 arriving from Curitiba via Manaus after a couple of days delay. Heading for Coopesa to continue mx. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L...
Note: This G550 joined G450 N111CQ and belonged to Quiznos. They got rid of it soon after in 2010. Went on to be N418SG, N550A and currently N65CC. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One of the early Walmart Centroamérica birds which eventually got switched out by N834AF and now N483SC. Back then, they were based at Pavas so probably seen here ferrying after a night arrival the day before. New to the DB. [Canon EOS...
Note: It's remarkable to see a real Space Shuttle up close and know that it orbited around Earth many times. Also an honor to know that a fellow Costa Rican, Franklin Chang Diaz, flew on-board Discovery twice on missions STS-60 and STS-91. A...
Note: Its somewhat usual to see USN Seahawks at Palm Beach stopping for fuel. This one is assigned to the USS Nitze with HSM-74 "Swamp Foxes". Always interesting to catch these. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 70D + Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM]
Note: Bahamian-registered Caravan taxiing out for departure at PBI with a new scheme and breast cancer titles on the tail. A daily visitor to PBI. [Canon EOS 70D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: The old N414DH was replaced by this Challenger 350 with the larger window and slanted winglets in November 2014. Recently, in March 2019 it was yet again replaced by a newer CL350 serial 20781 which is current today. [Canon EOS 70D + Canon...
Note: The new member to the Kraft Group arriving from Marsh Harbour this morning for a QT and back to Bedford, MA. Replaced a CL30 with the same reg/scheme. This is Tom Brady's personal ride. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF...
Note: YV2839 with a new scheme and now with the Nextant modification arriving from Maracaibo. Just a scheme change and it looks so much modern than before. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: "Coastguard 1712" taxiing for engine run-ups at LIR. Usually at any given time in the year you will find a USCG C130 and a US Customs P3 at Liberia stationed year-round. 1712 now based at Clearwater and wearing USCG Aviation Centennial...
Note: United's new scheme getting lined up on RWY07 to depart back to Houston Intercontinental as UA1097 on its first visit to Costa Rica. Looking nice and clean! [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM]
Note: 1985 Falcon 200 coming to the end of the line at Opa Locka after 31 years of service including being one of Enron's corporate planes at a time as N573E. [Canon EOS 70D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: A very smart looking all-black Mexican Learjet 55 sitting at FXE where it was for sale for a while. Eventually sold and now current as N86BR with the same scheme. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: When I grew up as a kid watching so many photos from the famous "Howard Beach" spot I could only dream of getting there one day. It finally happened after a 15 year wait. To get a shot like this so many factors need to align; a clear and...
Note: The smaller of the Conair-Rizzuto fleet N222LR departing SJO after their yearly visit. His older brothers, a fleet of a G450 and three G550s have all been here. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: Venezuelan Rockwell 690B taxiing for departure out to La Chinita/Maracaibo, Venezuela (SVMC) after a one-day stay. Another rare model to see now-a-days. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 24-105mm f4 L IS USM]
Note: What an interesting find to see an Aruba-registered King Air at Pavas. A closer look to its serial revealed it was ex. N5021S and even more interesting to see it cancelled to Venezuela on the FAA database but ended up with P-4 reg. New to...
Note: Chacarita is the only airport that serves the main city of Puntarenas but is restricted for commercial use and only ambulance/police flights are allowed in or out and with previous coordination from the ground as many people cross this...
Note: Benny Hinn's G4 "Dove One" taxiing to RWY07 for Brown Field, CA (KSDM) after the pastor attended a conference here. A single-time visit and now flying around with new colors and new owners. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS...
Note: Two US Customs P3 Orions sitting on the Liberia ramp early in the morning. The lower one, N146CS, is starting up while the other N148CS in the "old" scheme waits for its next mission. These P3 along with the rest of their brothers have...
Note: N854JA departing SJO's RWY07. Another regular visitor to SJO back then and came up to 2014 when it was eventually to its new owners who kept the registration but changed the scheme. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One of the many Austral MD-80s that came to SJO in the 2000s to receive maintenance and new schemes. Sadly, MD-80's are extremely rare to see in Coopesa if not completely gone. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: A rare delivery through SJO as Thrush usually use Liberia for en-route stops to South America. 7 hour flight from Key West which in a jet aircraft would take around 2 hours or less. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 7D Mark II + Canon EF 100-400mm...
Note: A frequent visitor to SJO back then. Flew last sometime in mid-2016 and was cancelled from the FAA registry 14-06-2017. Apparently it has been scrapped. New to the DB. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One extremely rare and a one-time visit was this Rollins Air Jetstream 31 in a very cool and retro-looking scheme. Believe it is still active! [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: Leon Services' E35L arriving probably from Tamiami on a one-off visit. His Phenom 300 eventually made it here also once and he now owns a Global 5000 N1LS with the exact same paint scheme. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS...
Note: The Vive Mexico special scheme was very short lived and lasted only a few months of 2009. By early 2010, it had been re-painted to the new Mexicana scheme and re-registered XA-MXV. It's sad that then a few months later, Mexicana would...
Note: One Sabre that was very common in SJO every year was N888UP and always would visit from West Palm Beach. It hasn't come again for a while now but is still active. [Canon EOS 40D + Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM]
Note: One of the old TACA E190's soon to be delivered to Helvetic Airways returning from a test flight as JTN9063. Also interesting to add that this aircraft nearly became VP-BZK with Ikar and has been at SJO since January 2017. Looks like they...