Photo of the Day 20th May 2023

Low side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying at low level with flaps deployed behind and below the wings, and it's nose raised, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with dark blue titles on the upper forward fuselage partially obscured by the right engine, only "xplore" is visible. There are 3 red swirls on the rear fuselage, just ahead of the tail, with a partially obscured blue circle with similar blue swirls on the tail. Behind it, the sky is a gorgeous blue.
OM-CEX, Boeing 737-436, Air Explore, crossing the perimeter fence after taking off from Runway 08R at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Side view of a large twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left at an airport. The plane is mostly white, with red "" titles on the upper forward fuselage, dark blue engines, and a dark blue tail with a number 2 made up of a red dot, a green semi-circle, and a light blue rounded rectangle. Behind, a grey plane with a red tail is parked in front of a long and low grey building that runs the whole width of the frame. Behind that, a couple of buildings with different Premier Inn logo's are visible, with blue-grey sky completing the picture.
CS-WFP, Airbus A330-343, Jet2, in basic World2Fly Portugal colours, taxiing out to Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 18th May 2023.


|Feront view of a single engined jet fighter aircraft, displayed haning from the roof of a museum, slightly tilted as if flying at an angle. the plane has a sky blue lower body and underside of the winge, while the upper surfaces, includigng the engine, are olive green. There is a long red arrow pointing directly forwards on the nose, and a large yellow number 6 under the rear of the cockpit. In the background, there are several levels of the museum, with a group of schoolboys milling around on the balcony opposite.
120235, Heinkel He162A-1 Volksj├Ąger/Salamander, Luftwaffe, on display at the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, 6th March 1996.


Low side view of a high-winged twin propellor-engined airliner flying from left to right at a low altitude. The plane has a dark blue belly and white upper half, with the top of the nose being almost entirely black. there are thick orange bands on the mforward fuselage and tail, and "Kustwacht" titles in the centre of the body under the wings. Behind, the sky is a flat grey.
PH-MNZ, Dornier Do228-212, Nederlandse Kustwacht (Netherlands Coastguard), flying over Amsterdam Schipol shortly after take-off, 14th November 1992.


Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner parked facing to the left and slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly grey, with a dark blue belly, with the lower half of a red arrow overlaid.the tail has a grey lower section, with the upper half being dark blue, and a red and dark blue triangle between the 2 sections. There are 2 doors open in the rear fuselage - a larger passenger door with a small ladder hanging diagonally down, with 2 men in dark blue and grey coats standing by it, with a smaller, higher up door a bit further back with a ladder hanging down vertically. In the background, yellowing grass stretches in to the distance.
G-BMAR, Shorts SD3-60 (100), British Airways, getting ready for it’s next flight at Glasgow Airport, 10th January 1995.