Photo of the Day 16th May 2023

Side view of an all white twin engined jet airliner facing to the right being pushed back by a white tug. The plane has large red "TUI" titles on the upper forward fuselage, a large red winky emoji made up of the letters T, U, and I on the tail and wing tips, and black "TUI.COM" titles on the engine cowlings. There is a cluster of people wearing hi-viz jackets are standing around the nose of the plane. In the background, tarmac stretches off into the distance, with a terminal building just coming in to view at the top of the screen.
G-TUKF, Boeing 737-8AS, TUI, being pushed back from it’s gate at Manchester Airport, 6th February 2023.

Close front view of a twin engined high-winged jet airliner facing off to the right of the camera. The plane has a grey belly and white upper half, with blue lines seperating the two sections. The engines are mounted on the upper surface of the wings, have the same lower half, blue stripe and white uppers of the fuselage, and have a red cover over the engine intake. The lower forward fuselage has large blue titles in Cyrillic, transliterating in to English as "Aeroflot", with an open door breaking these letters up. The plane is casting a strong shadow on the ground, with bright reflections from the sun, just out of frame on the left. Hazy white sky completes the picture.
RA-72972, Antonov An72, Aeroflot, on static display at Fairford International Air Tattoo, 20th July 1996.

 

Side view of a white helicopter flying from right to left at low level. There is a thin blue/brown/blue stripe running along the bottom edge of the helicopter, running up in to the tail. The cabin doors have been removed, meaning that the people inside almost seem to be hanging out. the sky behind is a mix of white and grey clouds, with bits of blue threatening to come through.
G-CLIP, Aerospatiale AS-355N Ecureuil 2, taking a short-cut actross Heathrow Airport. 28th February 1995.

 

Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked facing to the right. The plane is mostly white, with a blue and brown stripe undulating it's way along the fuselage. The registration "OE-KPO" is displayed on the rear fuselage, there are "Diamond Star" titles, and there is a red, white, and red rectangle on the tail, representing the Austrian flag. The cockpit canopy is hinged forward, suggesting that there is an interesting climb to get in to the cockpit. There are small clusters of people in the background, as well as a vast expanse of grass leading into the distance, under a white and blue sky.
OE-KPO, Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star, on static display at Farnborough Air Show, 29th July 2000.

 

High side view of a brown tri-plane facing to the right in a museum. The plane's 3 wings right at the front behind the propellor are matched by the 3 tailplanes right at the rear. There are black "Bulls Eye" and "Avroplane" titles in the middle of the fuselage, the former over the latter. Behind is a silver jet fighter aircraft, and other exhibits in the museum.
Replica of the Roe 1 Triplane, , known as the “Avroplane”, an early design by Alliott Verdon Roe, whose comapny (Avro) was responsible for such classic designs as the Avro 504, Lancaste, and Vulcan, shown on display at Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, 24th February 2015