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This site presents the work of two amateur aviation photographers and is growing to include much information on the aircraft, their designers and pilots.  It is a long-term project that eventually will display one of the largest and most diverse collections of aviation photographs on the web, taken between 1947 and whenever you’re reading this.  Along with the photos, it has information aimed at the interested non-specialist on every type and individual aircraft pictured, with separate pages documenting the significant museums and collections that own the vintage types.  For the modeler, I try to include modeling notes on each aircraft’s page, with recommended kits.

The site is being built gradually, manufacturer by manufacturer and type by type.  Construction will be a bit haphazard as I tackle different aircraft companies, large and small, based on how much time I can afford for scanning, processing, and researching the subject of each photo.

Probably the easiest way to find a plane you want on this site is to type whatever you know about it in the search bar at upper right.  Whether it’s a manufacturer, airplane name or designation, serial number or the person or museum that owns it, the search function will find it.  If you would like to take a browsing approach, you can look through the manufacturers represented so far in our database below.  As the site gets built out, I’ll add the ability to browse by other things, such as the time period and primary function of the airplane.  You can get back to this page from anywhere on the site by clicking the “Aircraft in Focus” title banner at the top or the “Home” link at the bottom.

Aircraft Manufacturers

Aerial Experiment Association (AEA)

Aermacchi

Aero Commander

Aero Spacelines (Guppy aircraft)

Aero Vodochody

Aeronca

Airbus

Albatros

Albree

Alexander

American Eagle

Antonov

Arado

Aviat Aircraft

Avro

Baldwin

Beechcraft (including Hawker Beechcraft)

Beijing Aviation Institute

Bell Aircraft

Bellanca

Benoist-Korn

Bird Airplane Co.

Bleriot

Bloch

Boeing

Bombardier

Bristol

British Aerospace (including British Aircraft Corp.)

Brunner-Winkle

Bucker

Budd Company

Bugatti

Canadair

Caudron

Cessna

Chengdu

Christen Industries

Cirrus

Command-Aire

Consolidated and Convair

Corben and Ace Aircraft

Culver

Curtiss and Curtiss-Wright

Dassault

Dayton-Wright Co.

De Havilland

De Havilland Canada

Deperdussin

Douglas

Embraer

Epic

Extra

Fairchild

Fieseler

Fleet

Focke-Wulf

Fokker

Ford Motor Co.

Fuji Heavy Industries

Gage

General Dynamics

Glasair (and Stoddard-Hamilton)

Great Lakes

Grumman

Gulfstream

Halberstadt

Hanriot

Hawker (including Hawker Siddeley)

Heath

Heinkel

Hispano

Horten

Howard Aero

Howard Aircraft Corp.

Hughes

Ilyushin

Israel Aerospace Industries

Junkers

Kellett

Klemm

Laird Airplane Co.

Lancair

Lavochkin

Learjet

Lockheed Corp. (including Lockheed Martin)

Macchi

Martin

McCulloch

McDonnell

McDonnell-Douglas

Messerschmitt (including Bayerische Flugzeugwerke)

Meyers

Mikoyan-Gurevich

Mitsubishi

Monocoupe

Mooney

Morane-Saulnier

Mráz

Nakajima

Nanchang

Naval Aircraft Factory

New Standard

Nicholas-Beazley

Nieuport

Nord Aviation

North American Aviation

Northrop Corp.

Piaggio

Piasecki

Pilatus

Pitcairn

Piper

Pitts

Polikarpov Design Bureau

Porterfield

Republic

Revolution (Team Tango)

Rockwell International

Royal Aircraft Factory

Ryan Aeronautical Co.

Savoia-Marchetti

Schweizer

Seversky

Shenyang

Short Brothers

SIAI-Marchetti

Siemens-Schuckert

Sikorsky

Societe pour l’Avion et ses Derives (SPAD)

Sopwith

Standard

Stearman Aircraft Corp.

Stinson Aircraft Co.

Supermarine Aviation Works

Swallow

Tachikawa

Taylorcraft

Texas Engineering and Manufacturing Co. (TEMCO)

Thomas

Thomas-Morse

Thorp

Transall

Travel Air

Tupolev

Van’s Aircraft

Varga

Vickers (including Vickers-Armstrong)

Voisin

Vought

Vultee Aircraft Corp.

Waco

Wright Co.

Yakovlev

Zivko