Photo of the Day 4th May 2023

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner flying from right to left at very low altitude, with wheels down and flaps deployed, and it's nose raised pretty high, suggesting it is taking off. The plane is mostly white, with large "Virgin Atlantic" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and again under the belly. Under the cockpit windows is an image of a flying woman wearing a red leotard and cappe made from a Union Flag. The Engines are red, as are the upturned wing tips, tail and part of the rear fuselage. The tail has large white "Virgin" titles in a seemingly hand-written script, partially obscured by the wing. In the background is a view acroass to several large airport buildings, with the control tower off to the left behind the planes cockpit. Bright grey clouds complete the image.
G-VLIP, Boeing 747-443, Virgin Atlantic, powering out of Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 26th January 2018.

Side view of a helicpoterflying from right to left at very low level, just a few feet above the ground. Instead of wheels, it has fixed skids as landing gear. The helicopter has white as the main colour on the forward and upper fuselage, with blue covering most of the rest. There are diagonal green and red bands reaching up from the lower rear fuselage to the top of the start of the tail boom. There are blue "nationalgrid" titles on the upper fuselage, and in white on the rear fuselage, between the green and red bands. The registration "G-RIDB" is prominent on the tail boom, in white. There is a black camera hod hanging down from under the nose cone. The area below the helicopter is grass, extending off to hedges in the background, with treees beyond that. The sky above is a flat, cloudy white.
G-RIDB, Bell 429 GlobalRanger, National Grid, coming in to land at City Airport Manchester/Barton, 19th May 2016.


Side view of a twin engiend jet airliner landing on a runway, with flap extending from the rear of the wing, spoilers deployed on the tops of the wings, and thrust reversers open on the engines. The plane is mostly white, with a blue belly and engines. The tail is white, with 2 wavy red lines and a wavy blue line. There are "British Airways" titles just below the cabin windows on the forward fuselage, as well as a red and blue ribbon. Right at the bottom of the frame is some water, part of the dock that the airport is built on. Behind is a largeblack building with white trim, and yellow highlights.
G-EUNB, Airbus A318-112, British Airways, landing on Runway 27 at London City after a flight from New York JFK, 11th July 2014.