I have been thrilled by aviation since my childhood, constantly looking up to see what was winging by when I heard engine noise. I started taking aircraft pics as a real hobby in 1984 and have been chasing the ones that have gotten away for 30 years now. I will take a pic of anything that flies, floats or sits in front of my camera, but aviation is a true passion. My wife frowns when I mention I have taken more pics of planes than of the family through the years.

I am happily married to Diana and we are on our way to celebrating our 34th year together...


If you are interested in using my pics for whatever reason, like for your own personal use in blogging, screen savers, magazine articles, publishing, internet advertising, or wine bottle labels, just ask. 'All Rights Reserved' on Flickr is like trying to keep a burglar from walking in an open door and expecting him to not take anything....

So, please ask first...Pretty Please with Sugar on Top?!?

If you would like a screen printed t-shirt or a hat of any of my pics, send me a Flickrmail. I can hook you up.

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    Henrik Elstorp says:

    "Dear Paul,

    You are non the less an awesome, well-tuned, high powered aviation photographer from one of my favorite States in the US.

    I know my aviation hobby would be in a sad state of mind if You were not around.



    July 25th, 2011

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    Yellow 01 says:

    "Planephotoman has done an awesome job of capturing aviation at its finest, i am always amazed at the new photos he has to share. =]"

    November 5th, 2009

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    "Fast" Eddie Maloney says:

    "Met Paul at one of our Red Flags. Always a pleasurable experience to be able to shoot with Paul. Paul has an incredible photostream with a TON of photos especially in military aviation. Paul has an incredible eye/ear for airplane noises with an expertise in afterburners."

    February 26th, 2009

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    brianblackden says:

    "Pure Top Gun when it comes to the military photo shots! Keep them coming!!!"

    September 2nd, 2008

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    One Mile High Photography says:

    "Paul (planephotoman) does a wonderful job of representing aviation photography on the internet. His work of capturing the 123rd Fighter Sq out of Portland, OR is outstanding. He doesn't stop there, he has great photos of the civilian aircraft that fly in and out of Portland also. It is always great to visit his site and see what is new."

    August 4th, 2008

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    vector1771 (Hangar71.com / Aviationintel.com) says:

    "Paul brings a serious passion for aviation photography to Flickr. His photos always feature concrete composition, clarity, and focus. His knowlege about USAF and Navy units and their equipment today and yesterday is unmatched. Paul spread the "gospil" of flickr to me and got me hooked, and I check out his photostream everyday for what he captures through his lens!"

    June 14th, 2007

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    SpotlightKid says:

    "Wonderful, Interesting, Informative. Planetphotoman really finds 'em. I count Planetphotomans' images of aircraft as my favorites."

    August 29th, 2006

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    Ken's Aviation says:

    "Planephotoman just keeps adding one excellent photo after another. I check out his photostream daily and recommend anyone else that likes aircraft do the same!"

    May 20th, 2006

December 2005
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