Photo of the Day 2nd May 2023

Side view of a twin engined bizjet flying at low altitude with it's flaps extended from the rear of the wings, and the nose raised fairly significantly. The plane is mostly white, with a gold, brown, and black stripe starting under the nose, running along the body, then sweeping up into the lower part of the tail. The registration "G-OXLS" is displayed prominently in gold on the tail, and in black under the wing.
G-OXLS, Cessna 560XL Citation XLS, taking off from Runway 05L at Manchester Airport, 2nd May 2023.

Front-side view of a twin propellor engined business aircraft parked at an airshow, with crowds of people to both front and rear. The plane is mostly white, with black and blue stripes starting over the nose-mounted canards, before running backwards along the body. The engines, which face backwards and are mounted on the trailing edge of the wings, are also white, with the same blue and black stripes. Instead of having a tail mounted on top of the fuselage, the wings have large upturned end sections, which again are white and have those blue stripes. In the background, beyond the crowds and the runway, several different sizes of airliners are parked on the far side of the airfield, with trees beyond them.
N8149S, Beech 2000A Starship 1, Beechcraft, on static display at Farnborough Air Show, 10th September 1994.


Side view of a 4 engined military jet airliner taxiing from left to right at an airport. The plane's body is mostly white, with a silver belly, with a large blue section on the lower forward fuselage, around the nose and nosewheel. There are large "United States of America" titles on the upper fuselage. The tail is white, with a blue and gold chevron on the lower and forward edges, and a large US flag in the middle. The engine cowlings are mostly silver, with the section at the front being blue. The foreground is short yellowing grass, while the background has a large concrete retaining wall, with trees and buildings behind it. There is also a wing, bearing a pair of large engines, of another plane just creeping in to the frame on the right.
58-6970, Boeing VC-137B (707-153B), United States Air Force, taxiing across Runway 28L at London Heathrow, 22nd July 1995.


Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, with a thin golden stripe seperating the two colours. There are blue "Continental" titles on the upper forward fuselage, while the top of the tail, aboe the centre engine, is dark blue with a white and gold wire-frame globe.Behind is the tail of a smaller t engined jet airliner, with cars behind that, then grassed areas leading up to buildings and trees in the far distance.
N392EA, Douglas DC10-30, Continental, taxiing at Paris Orly, 22nd September 1996.


Front view of a single engined, single seat military jet aircrafton display inside a museum. The plane mostly has a silvery-grey finish, with an inverted red triangle on the nose, below the front frame of the cockpit canopy. The nosewheel cover is extended, with the number "172" painted on.In the background, some paintings and photos cover some of the walls, with an elevated gallery up above.
J-1172, De Haviland DH-100 Vampire FB6, Swiss Air Force, on display in the main aerospace hall at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester, 31st March 1992.