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: Unusual ALL-WHITE Mexicana A320 landing on the northern runways at LAX...this is my favorite time of the year in Los Angeles, the sun is directly to the west, then northwest for nice lighting, days are clear and they are not too hot....
Note: The LONGEST non-stop flight, from SIN-LAX, has come close to an end. "Leadership" slowly makes it's way to the International terminal, holding for it's long awaited gate. It's interesting how huge the engines are and how high this A340 is...
Note: As the ground crew hooks the tug up to this Singapore 777, you can see the HUGE wingspan of this jet. He seemed to take up the entire alleyway, which is bigger than it seems. If you look closely, you can see the 3 pilots in the cockpit,...
Note: This guy seems to be crabbin just a bit! ...there were really strong crosswinds on this day, and it was interesting to watch even the 747's crab into the wind to stay on track. Shot from the park by InNout Burger.
Note: The rains started to come down pretty heavy around 4:00pm, just before this AF B747 glided in. You can see the rain buildup on the runway and splashing behind the gears, as the jet slows after landing to the EAST.
Note: While Qantas holds for takeoff at 25L an Asiana B744 is on approach to the north side. In this shot, you can see the how the northern runways are further west than the southern runways, as this Asiana is still high on approach.
Note: Eva B744 waits for the ground crew to attach the tug and bring it into the gate. Luckily, he pulled up to just the right spot. In the background, a streaking car can be seen on Westchester Parkway. That street is where many great photos...
Note: STAR Alliance Lufthansa B744 rotating to the EAST over the city. The heavy winds and rain brought about the rare reverse pattern at LAX, and it was nice seeing it for the first time. This was shot at 3:10. About 2 hours before this the...
Note: KLM B744 rumbles to a stop after landing on 25L. It was nice to come back to clear and CLEAN skies. In this shot, the visible San Gabriel range makes for a nice backdrop. The hills closer to the airport are those on the end of Culver City.
Note: The world's LONGEST non-stop flight is just a few feet away from the end of its journey as "Leadership" flares for 24R. Singapore Airlines just commerated the SIN-LAX route. Apologies for the backlit conditions...more to come....
Note: As this AF B747 rolls to the taxiway during a glowing sunset, you can see how clear the Los Angeles area is in the background. The mansions of Hollywood can be seen on the hills with a clear view of the "Hollywood" sign,and the San Gabriel...
Note: AS Disney Jet prepping for departure. A personal favorite...and it only cost me $3 parking... Taken from the International Parking Structure. In the background is the Star Alliance Mexicana 757. Thanks to Paul P, Jay, and Tim for noticing...