Welcome to AirHistory.net!

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A USAF Douglas SC-47D Skytrain flying over San Pablo Bay, just north of San Francisco, CA. This photo was taken from an AT-6C on 23 June 1948.Photo: William T. Larkins

AirHistory is a historical aviation photo database website created by and for enthusiasts and researchers. Our primary goal and purpose is the documentation of aviation history, but we also recognize that today's aviation photos document tomorrow's history. We encourage all photographers to contribute photographs - especially unique, historic, and rare ones to our database, which has been specially designed for searchability.

Unlike aviation websites that impose daunting standards for accepting photos, we are more concerned with the content of your images and we understand that not all photos are taken in ideal conditions. We also strive to treat our contributors and uploaders with kindness, rather than arrogance, because we understand that scanning and uploading photographs can be time-consuming work.

Our staff aim to provide a friendly experience for uploaders and site visitors. We promote cooperation and the sharing of knowledge, information and images among our photographers and the wider public, rather than competition between our contributors or profiteering.

We hope that AirHistory will become the top online destination for aviation researchers and enthusiasts.