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Operator: Egyptair (MSR/MS)
Type: Boeing Aircraft Company 777-300ER (B77W)
Creator: Chris Alder

Type: Cessna Aircraft Company 205 (C205)
Creator: Chris Alder


Operator: Constanta (UZA)
Creator: Chris Alder
Above are just four examples of the different types of images you can find on this site.

Thanks to Mark Coles, the Basestation software, within the Kinetics SBS Receiver, introduced the world to the idea of having 'flags' displayed next to the data picked up on Mode-S ADS-B Receivers for the aviation enthusiast...this very quickly expanded to include pictures of the aircraft themselves, first in silouette form, then the operator logo, with or without the tail image, and finally with the entire aircraft itself.

A more detailed history of the evolution of these flags can be found on this blog.

In addition to the Kinetics SBS, Planeplotter also uses the same set of images within it's software.

To Download Images

    Enter your search criteria and then add the image to your cart, by clicking in the checkbox.  You may filter by a number of additional options, shown to your left.
    When you have finished, 'Checkout'; Then select the filename format, if required, and a zip file containing all your images will be created.
    PLEASE NOTE All images on this site are in JPG format to prevent bots from mass downloads. The ONLY way to get BMP format images, which are the type required for the basestation software, is to follow the Checkout procedure.

Search Hints

  • The search term must be at least two characters long.

  • As the data has been taken from official ICAO sources, the likes of Airbus aircraft are displayed with a hyphen after the prefix, so an Airbus 340 would be displayed as A-340, however, a Boeing 747 would be displayed as a 747, opposed to a B747.

  • For military searches, this site uses the official abbreviations, meaning SQN for Squadron. So to search on say 'Number 5 Squadron', you would need to enter it as '5 sqn'. (The space is required).
    However, the likes of 'VR-1' would need to be entered with the hyphen, opposed to a space.
    With a bit of playing around, you should get the hang of it.

  • Searches will automatically look for partial matches within a word. If you wish to make an exact match, make sure you tick the appropriate box.
    e.g. if you search on 'RAF' you will get any items with the letters 'RAF' in them, 'boeing aircRAFt', for example. With the exatch match option enabled, you will only get those results with the term 'RAF' as a separate word.