The source for Classic Aviation Media


Why Zoggavia?
Zoggavia represents the aviation history between 1930 and today. The main focus is on the big piston propliners of the 1940s and 1950s. Traveling was a privilege for the rich and the beautiful during those days. The idea is to share and sell images, most of them banned on Kodachrome slide film, showing aircraft and their operators and representing the mood of that time. Most prints are in color and accessible via galleries grouped by timeline, i.e., decades, general type of aircraft, and special areas. Keyword searches support your particular interest and needs. Drop us a line if you don't find what you are looking for.

What is Zoggavia selling?

Zoggavia is taking advantage of the digital age and offers state-of-the-art media, both analog and digital.

For the friends of pixel and dots, we offer scans in various sizes and license models for some photos shown directly in our galleries. For people interested in analog media, we offer slides, negatives, prints, and books in our Auctions on dedicated marketplaces and Buy it now products through this website. A 4-step quality table describes the condition of the slide. We are investing in completing the Zoggavia collection with the return on sales. We focus primarily on the Lockheed Constellation series, where Zoggavia represents almost every Constellation built and operated.

We are far from the completeness of the collection, and so we welcome you back to explore new additions frequently. 

Do you have slides, photos, Etc. to offer? Just get in touch, and let's start from here.

Some of the images in galleries are available as originals - watch out for the "Want the Original" option - click "Request a quotation" - make your offer - and receive our feedback on availability, acceptance, or counter offer.

How can I find the recently uploaded images?
In the horizontal navigation bar click on "Latest" and then you see all recently added images newest first and by month.

What are My albums?

"My albums" are selections and groups of images you make as you browse through the galleries on our website. "My albums" allow you to select images, save that selection as an album, and share it with others, along with comments.

A) My albums for logged-in customers
With a Zoggavia customer account, you can save and manage multiple favorites. From our website's lightbox page, you can easily switch between the lightboxes you have created and the lightboxes that you (or other visitors) have shared with you by email. When a logged-in customer shares an album, the recipient must log in to edit the album (everyone with the link can view the lightbox).

B) My albums for logged-in customers
With a Zoggavia customer account, you can save and manage multiple favorites. From our website's lightbox page, you can easily switch between the lightboxes you have created and the lightboxes that you (or other visitors) have shared with you by email. When a logged-in customer shares an album, the recipient must log in to edit the album (everyone with the link can view the lightbox).

C) Read-only albums
When sharing an album, a logged-in client can choose to keep the album "read-only." This way, the person with whom the album is shared can view but not modify the album.

How do I purchase an image?
To purchase images:
  1. Make a selection from any of the Galleries.
  2. Find the Buy button on the left-hand side of the selected image.
  3. Click on the Buy button that corresponds to your choice of image use: “Buy Personal Use License” or “Buy Non-Personal Use License (Rights-Managed License (commercial or editorial).”
Once you have clicked this, you chose your buying options; you must register an account and accept the terms and conditions to complete your purchase. Shopping via our website is entirely secure, and your private information is protected and is only used to process your purchase. 

What are my payment options?
We provide secure payment methods: any major Credit Cards via your PayPal account. PayPal is a secure payment gateway that accepts major credit cards. You do not need a PayPal account login to make purchases.

Which image size should I select for personal printing (at home or via a print lab): Small image, Medium size, High-resolution, or Full-resolution?
The required image size you will need depends on essentially three factors:
- The viewing distance
- The target size of your print
- The print medium (paper, canvas, forex, plexiglass, Alu-Dibond, etc.) 
Please refer to our Quick Printing guide for details on how to proceed.

How will I get the image?
We will send you an email with links to download the images. The size of the images delivered for Personal use is the same pixel size as ordered, i.e., XS, S, M, L, and XL, and for Non-Personal use, where the pixel size is always 4096 px. We send the images in jpg format with all the metadata present, including a PDF copy of our Terms and Conditions. If the order contains many images, we offer a zip archive download.

Alternatively, you can download the images via Zoggavia from your secure area. Selections / My Albums  Can I share an image via social networks or otherwise?
We are present on Facebook and Pinterest. You are free to share any image you like on your favorite social network or via email by using the provided link. Please use the "Share" button in the image's top right-hand corner.

What are the licensing terms for images?
Refer to the page Licensing Info for details.

How does the customer account work?
As a regular customer, you can log in to to access advanced customer features via the Customer Access page. Our regular visitors also can create a customer account. (A new customer account is automatically created every time a visitor places an order unless the email address is already associated with an account.) When a customer creates an account, he receives an email and activates the account by clicking the link in the email sent after registration.

Do I need an account?
No, it is not a requirement. We believe in making your life as easy as possible. A visitor can create an Album and place orders without an account. But an account offers more possibilities: as a logged-in customer, you can easily save and manage multiple Albums, you do not need to re-enter address information upon purchase, view past orders, Etc.

How can I search for images?
1. Free search
Image search is available on all web pages, as a tab box on the homepage, and in the horizontal navigation bar on top of each page. You can search by aircraft manufacturer name (Lockheed, Douglas, Airbus, Etc.), type of aircraft (l1049, DC7, Boeing 707, Etc.), or activity (takeoff, landing, air to air, Etc.). In addition, all photo keywords are hyperlinked, allowing you automatic sorting per category. 

Search results showed:
A)  Grouped by a gallery. You will see all your search-related results in the specific gallery the image is present. 

Search Grouped By Zoggavia Gallery

Click on the image to see it live

B) Search in all galleries. You will see all your search-related images without an indication of their location

Search All Zoggavia Galleries

C) Search by a specific gallery. You will see all the search-related results of your particular gallery.

Search By A Specific Zoggavia Gallery

D) Search based on Photo Keywords - click the "i" in the upper right corner of the image

Search Zoggavia Site By Photo Key Words

Example "1957" - all images of that year are shown

Search By A Photo Key Word In Zoggavia Galleries

You can always "group" the results and switch between "group" and "ungroup."

You can also narrow your search within a group search by multiple key search words - for instance; you would like to see BOAC Comets, which landed at US airports in the 1950s:

Search By Mltiple Key Words In Zoggavia Galleries

Multi-word searches
This applies to both the search in the admin space and the search on your website. Boolean operators help you or your visitor refine their search. For instance:

  • L749 Constellation or L749 AND Constellation will return all images that have both words in their metadata
  • L749 OR Constellation will return images that have either the "L749" word or the "Constellation" word in their metadata. Note that the OR operator must be in capital letters
  • "L749 Constellation" will return images that match the exact phrase "L749 Constellation"
  • takeoff OR landing AND L749 will return images of L749 taking off and landing (the "AND" is optional)

2. Pre-defined search criteria
Here are defined criteria, visible when clicking on you see the search result.