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One million and counting.

Hidden way up in the great white north of Sweden, the world’s largest aviation photo database resides on ultra-fast servers, waiting to deliver to your browser over one million of the world’s finest aviation photos found anywhere on the Internets.

Airliners.net is a gold mine for people who love airplanes, and their site traffic suggests there are plenty of us out there:

Airliners.net is the biggest and most visited aviation interest site on the Internet, logging over 3,000,000 page views from 200,000 distinct users every day.
They make the gazillion photos available to use for personal use from 12,000 photographers, segmented out into easily navigable areas such as night shots, flight decks, classic airliners, air-2-air, etc. They are also highly searchable by any means you can dream up.

When you see these beautiful shots, you'll begin to see why the site is very VERY clear on what you can and cannot do with them:
All photos are protected by international copyright laws, but visitors have the rights to personally view the images with your web browser and to use them as your personal computer wallpaper or background image(s) on your own computer. No commercial use of these photos may be made in any way.
I’ve recently been collecting some of their photos for personal use as rotating desktop background pictures on my primary computer. Every minute of the work day (and all night too), a different eye-popping photo is splashed across the monitor, making my work day breeze by. I’ve also added a few personal and family photos to the mix.

But airliners.net is not just photos. They have some of the largest forums anywhere on the WWW, aircraft data and history, aviation news and articles, and also aviation postcards and prints that can be purchased.

So do yourself a favor and check this wonderful site out – just be sure to follow their copyright rules to the letter.

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