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: New England Air Museum. Over 100 of these heavy-lift helicopters were built for use by the US Army. The CH-54B is powered by two 4800 shaft horsepower JFTD-12-4A turbine engines. The detachable pod can be used for cargo or can carry 45...
Note: LH424 from MUC is over the runway 27 piano keys as it's flying into the fire it seems! This was one of the best spotting evenings I've ever experienced, with beautifully clear skies and close to no heat haze.
Note: AY 826 from FRA to HEL, seat 16F. Beautiful view of the around west of Frankfurt, shortly after take-off. You can see the point where the Main river (the smaller one on the right) meets the Rhine (the larger one on the left). The town on...
Note: AY 3847 from HEL to JOE, seat 9A. We're passing over the river Pielisjoki during our final approach towards JOE's runway 28. The small city of Joensuu is visible a bit further up the river. In the distance is lake Pyhäselkä.
Note: A3 214 from ATH to RHO, seat 26F. Nice overview of the terminal after taking off from 03L. You can clearly see the tower, train station, parking lots, and some Aegean and Olympic planes on remote positions.
Note: An incredible view as this B773ER is about to reach gate 52 and complete its long journey from Doha as QR 927. Look at how the huge GE90-115B are sucking up the snow! The conditions were courtesy of the huge winter storm that shut down the...
Note: A lonely A319 fires its top strobe shortly before landing on Logan's runway 27 (which can be seen at the bottom left of the picture) on a beautiful but freezing winter evening. A tip of the hat to all the folks who braved the cold weather...
Note: Frankfurt Airport's new A-Plus Terminal during the holidays. It had opened only a couple of months before. The plane models (A380, A330, and A321) and big LH logo hanging from the ceiling should remove any doubt about which airline is King...
Note: "Kirchheim unter Teck" taking off from FRA's runway 18. It rotated way earlier than most other planes, I assume it was quite light. Note that, according to the wind indicator at the bottom right, the take off was under a light tail wind.
Note: AC7686 from YUL to BOS, seat 5A. Night view of Montreal shortly after take off from YUL. The airport is to the right of the winglet (the dark sideways V-like shape). At the bottom is the Honoré-Mercier Bridge.
Note: Very busy picture! "St Patrick", as EI 137 from DUB, is about to touch down on Logan's runway 27 while a JetBlue A320 is taking off from runway 22R. At the bottom of the picture a Delta MD-90 (N932DN) is being attended to by emergency...
Note: The Great New England Air Show 2012. This shot was taken in the middle of the afternoon, when the temperature inside the cockpit must have reached well over 100F! I'm grateful to the crew for hanging in there!
Note: The third Dreamliner built is being pushed back into the Delta Hangar. This was the first visit of the Dreamliner to Boston and it was organized for both operational reasons (gate trials) as well as promotional reasons (JAL's introduction...
Note: The Great New England Air Show 2012. Three-holers are becoming more and more rare these days. So, it was fantastic to visit the cockpit of this KC-10. Many thanks to the friendly crew for the opportunity.