Photo of the Day 20th April 2023

Side view of a high-winged 4 engined jet airliner being puhed off it's stand, facing to the left of frame. The plane is white, with a thin red and yellow stripe running along the fuselage, and an anthopomorphised painting of the head of a red bird with a golden beak, wearing a gold crown. The birds beak is open, with it's tonguewaving. The planes registration "SE-DRA" is prominently displayed on the upper rear fuselage, just forward of the aft door. There is a low-slung light blue vehicle with diagonal yellow and black stripes on its rear attached by a blue bar to the nose of the plane, slightly out of frame on the left. Behind is a slightly larger white twin engined jet airliner with a three-tone blue stripe running along the fuselage, swooping up in to the tail where it becomes a flagpole for a waving half British flag,behind which is a terminal building. In the background, large grassed areas give way to trees in the distance, under a grey sky.
SE-DRA, British Aerospace BAe146-200, Malmo Aviation, being pushed back off Gate 9 at Manchester Airport, 5th March 1993.

Side view of a single-seat twin engined jet fighter aircraft on display in a museum. The plane has a grey body, with a silver nose cone, with an open cockpit canopy. The plane has a large fuel tank mounted over the wing. It carries the serial "XS925" in whiute on the upper rear fuselage, has a small blue and red square flag and large letters "BA" on the tail, and a small blue and red roundel on the nose. The nosecone of another plane is just visible in the top right corner. Behind are the white walls and ceiling of the museum
XS925, English Electric Lightning F.6, Royal Air Force, on display at the RAF Museum, Hendon, 4th March 1996.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner being pushed off it's stand at an airport. The plane is mostly white, with a yellow belly that sweeps up into the lower rear of the tail. There are black "Royal Brunei" titlews on the upper forward fuselage, along with the flag of Brunei, a yellow oblong with a diagonal thick white and thin black stripe running from the lower left corner to the upper right. Behind, extensive grassed areas lead off tobuildings on the left and several parked aircraft on the right, with trees and hills in the distance, vanishing iinto mist.
V8-RBH, Boeing 767-33AER, Royal Brunei, being pushed back from it’s stand at Zurich Kloten, 19th October 1993.


close-up of the tail of a large 4 engined jet airliner flying at low altitude from right to left. The plane is white, with the waving flag of the United Arab Emirates, a vertical red bar with green, white, and black horizontal stripes, covering most of the tail. The sky behind is white-flecked grey.
A6-EDL, Airbus A380-861, Emirates, over Myrtle Avenue, seconds before touching down on Runway 27L at London Heathrow, 22nd March 2018.