We are like thousands of other aviation fanatics around the world that love to watch, spot and photograph airliners!
We've been fascinated with commercial airliners for years, for decades actually. I clearly remember my first flight, on a Delta Convair 340 in the late 1950s from Dallas Love Field.
Recently it was a smooth trip from DFW to YVR in Vancouver, BC on an American Airlines Boeing 737-800.
What's happened in between those flights? Many great aviation experiences and memories of aircraft and airports, like these ...
With a wealth of information about airplane spotting already available in books, DVDs and the Internet, why create another website?
Quick answer: Airliner spotting and photography remain a passion of mine today!
We are amateur aircraft fanatics, and do not have a professional research or photography staff. Instead, we like to visit airports, air museums, aviation airparks, and airshows to see first-hand, and photograph, the great aircraft the world has designed and built.
As we learn more, our curiosity grows. We document what we've learned, spot more airliners, take more photographs, and have an appetite for even more.
I hope this website helps others as a beginners guide to airliner spotting!
We are vigilant and respectful of copyrights and the rights of other photographers. On this website we use original photographs taken by our staff as well as public domain photographs. We also publish photos submitted by our website viewers, and credit them as appropriate. Any Creative Commons photographs or photos from aircraft manufacturers are likewise carefully attributed to the creator.
Continued Evolution of This Aviation Website Series
We launched Planes of the Past in 2012, which over time grew into a large site covering a variety of aviation-related topics. In 2015, we split the website into more focused topics based on our viewers' interests. Now we offer the following websites: