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: AI Flight #307 Tokyo to Delhi, November Juliet crusing @ FL390 over the Himalayan Range. The wingflex is accuenated clearly with the help of sun lighting it up at different angle! [Canon EOS 5D MkIII, EF 16-35mm f/2.8 II USM]
Note: Its 19:53 EST. Summer time in the city. Bright sunny morning gives way to a cloudy afternoon and then changes to stormy thunderstorms & rain. However, one of the brightest rainbow I have ever witnessed signals the end of the storms as...
Note: "I got your back (or wingtip)": The Captian has fixed his eyes on the marshaller, who in turn is glued to the wingtip clearence as "Foxtrot Charlie" pulls onto Terminal 4 ramp gingerly to avoid the Cathay 744 thats positioned right...
Note: SU-GDM. My wife relates spotting as fishing. We wait for minutes & hours to land a nice catch. Well heres the best catch of the day when temps were 26'F with 17 MPH winds!. Awesome scheme indeed. "Happy New Year & a great spotting...
Note: Sunset Boulevard! We are bit south of the original one in Los Angeles, however this serves as the setting for aviation version of the famous boulevard, as this Conti 757 kisses 24 Right ever so softly on a glorious California summer...
Note: Last days of summer! On a glorious afternoon, the NYC Aviation Spotting group at "the mounds" off 22 Left. As we can see even being an UN Weekend, the photogs are business as usual for the regular stuff. Dedicated to NYC Aviation diehards...
Note: The famous "Observation Hill" at Sepang Int'l Airport. In the front is Rwy 32R/14L, and the MH 777 is passing the Pan Pacific Hotel. The waving photog is none other than the famous JKSC (Emperor) from KL.
Note: Local Time: 23:00 Its late evening and TBIT (Tom Bradley International Terminal) is still a busy place. CX & QF jumbos are pushing back simultaneously and Kiwi jumbo has to hold position for 4 minutes. The front part of Kiwi bird is lit...
Note: Its 19:40 and pacific rim traffic is just about to hit the evening peak. "Papa Romeo" is holding for a south gate at TBIT as the back ground, LA Hills and Culver City glimmers in the evening light.
Note: In all my travels, this spot easily ranks as one of the best place for spotting and enjoying the hobby. It is a pure delight and a heaven for enthusiasts. Dedicated to all the spotters in India their true love of aviation and hobby.