Lockon Aviation Photography

The photos on this site were taken over a period from about 1988 to present. My interests originally included mostly military aircraft; however, as the military phased out bright colors in favor of Low-Viz paint schemes, I started to gain more interest in Civil Airliners and other non-military aircraft.

Cameras: As of April 2013 the well used Nikon D200 is retired and I now use the Nikon D300 and occasionally the Nikon D800 with the new AF-S NIKKOR 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR and Nikkor 18-200mm VR II lenses. My other favorite lenses are the Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 II and old Nikon 35-105mm because the lens fits in most fences. Lenses have ranged from marginal non-Nikon lenses to an assortment of Nikon lenses including the now retired workhorse 80-400 VR lens (original version).

Film Photos: Prior to digital I used Fuji Provia 100F & Kodachrome 25 and 64 film in a variety of Nikon film bodies that included the Nikon N2000, 8008s, N90s and F100. Slides were scanned with a Nikon Coolscan 4000ED and Vuescan software. Many older images were scanned with the Minolta Scan Dual II.

If you would like any information about the photos on this site including permission to use them, please send e-mail using the form below.

Published Photographs

See my photographs on these sites

  • Airlines of the Jet Age: A History (Smithsonian Press) - R.E.G Davies - Cover
  • International Air Power Review
  • US Air Power - Modern Bombers (Greenhill) - Anil Pustam
  • P-3 Orion in Action (Squadron) - Rich Dann & Rick Burgess
  • BAC One-Eleven The Whole Story - Stephan Skinner
  • Air Force One (Motorbooks) - Bob Dorr
  • Boeing 747-400 (Airliner Tech Series - vol 10) - Bob Dorr
  • World Air Power Journal
  • Desert Storm : Air War (The Power Series)
  • Flying the Frontiers : NACA and NASA Experimental Aircraft
  • Periodicals: Scramble, Airline92 (Spanish), Pri-Fly, Koku Fan
  • Corporate: America West, Snecma Motors (CFM), Sprayavia & more

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Statistics

Total number of photos

10087

Top 10 views

LN-DYC

1609

N801FR

972

G-CIVN

919

N801FR

750

N804FR

685

N901FR

678

N803FR

652

N802FR

613

N810FR

581

N807FR

580

Number of unique registrations numbers

6008

Top 10 registration numbers

ET-AOQ

25

162866

17

F-BVFA

17

NC19903

16

N850FD

14

N162W

14

D-ABYA

14

B-2035

13

161883

13

300

12

Number of unique airports

205

Top 10 airports

IAD

857

BWI

690

ADW

669

FRA

661

DCA

568

LHR

503

FCO

296

PRG

286

JNB

200

KUL

196

Number of unique types

1784

Top 10 types

737

1625

747

779

A320

741

777

563

A319

468

757

407

767

392

A330

372

ERJ

270

A340

222

Special Colors Fleet Statistics

Fleet

Photographed / Current / Total

1Time.co.za

6 / 0 / 9

Air Asia

19 / 21 / 37

Air India Express

16 / 17 / 25

AirTran Airways

16 / 0 / 28

Alaska & Horizon Airlines

24 / 21 / 30

American Airlines

19 / 15 / 28

Boeing 747SP

37 / 22 / 45

British Airways Tails

72 / 0 / 72

Centennial of Naval Aviation

8 / 29 / 29

Delta Airlines

32 / 22 / 47

Dreamliner Colors

8 / 8 / 14

Frontier Airlines

159 / 80 / 188

JAL StarJets

10 / 0 / 10

jetBlue

95 / 208 / 229

Kulula

13 / 6 / 20

NASA

25 / 0 / 25

Norwegian.com

57 / 85 / 110

OneWorld

39 / 54 / 75

PIA Provincial Tails

8 / 0 / 36

Production Milestones

17 / 17 / 37

RetroJets & Heritage Schemes

48 / 49 / 74

Sky Airlines

5 / 0 / 20

SkyTeam

34 / 84 / 88

Southwest Airlines

58 / 35 / 71

Star Alliance

172 / 121 / 227

US Airways

19 / 11 / 19


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