Photo of the Day 27th May 2023

Low side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at low altitude, with flaps extended and the undercarriage being tucked away, and the nbose raised steeply. The plane is mostly white, with a deep blue belly and engines, and dark blue "British Airways" titles on the lower forward fuselage, with a blue and red ribbon on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is white, with red, blue, and red wavy stripes, seperated by white. Behind, the sky is a gorgeous blue, with patches of hazy white.
G-VIIU, Boeing 777-236ER, British Airways, crossing the airfied perimeter as it powers out of Runway 08L at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Low side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner flying from left to right at a low altitude, with undercarriage lowered and flaps extended from the wings. The plane is white, with "Flygbra.se" titles on the lower forward fuselage, large billboard-style "BRA" titles on the rear fuselage, and large "Flygbra.se" titles on the belly, inverted from this viewpoint. The tail is rather colourful, withblue, yellow, red, sky blue, orange, purple, green, aquamarine, and grey stripes. Behind, the sky is a vivid blue, with patches of fluffy white cloud.
SE-MKI, ATR72-202, Braathens, operating a flight from Aberdeen for Loganair, on final approach to Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 26th May 2023.

 

Side view of a single engined lisght aircraft parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a yellow anbd black stripe running the length of the fuselage, yellow stripes on the main wheel spats, and the leading edge of the wing highlighted in yellow. The upper part of the nose is painted black. The registration "G-ATLB" is prominent on both the rear fuselage and the tail. behind it ae several other small aircraft, and the rear fuselage and tail of a larger one painted in a blue camoflage scheme, with a red, white, and blue circle painted on the rear fuselage and the code "C-5" on the tail. There are groups of people huddled around in the background, all under a dreary grey sky.
G-ATLB, Jodel DR-1050M Excellence, on static display at Finningley Air Show, 19th September 1992.

 

Side view of a 4 engined jet airliner, with a T-tail and the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, taxiing from right to left, slightly towards the camera. The plane is mostly white, with large blue "Tarom" titles on the forward fuselage. The tail is a deep blue, with a white circle containing the stylised image of a bird in flight. In the background, large areas of tarmac and grass lead off into the distance, with trees and bushes vanishing in to haze.
YR-IRE, Ilyushin IL62M, Tarom, taxiing to it’s gate at Amsterdam Schipol, either 1992, 1993, or 1996.

 

Side view of a three-engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane has a bare metal lower half with a grey belly and wing root area, while the upper half is white, with a blue stripe running along the body, covering the passenger cabin windows. There are large dark blue "Varig" on the upper forward fuselage, with a Brazilian flag and small "Brasil" titles slightly further forward. The upper section of the tail has a blue, black, and white circular compass emblem, with small black "Varig" titles below that, then red "DC-10-30 Intercontinental" titles on the centre engine. In the background, large paved and grassed areas mingle, with some light aircraft parked in a field almost directly above the plane's centre. Trees mark the airfields perimeter, with hills in the far distance vaishing in to mist, all under a hazy grey-blue sky.
PP-VMY, Douglas DC10-30, Varig, taxiing in at Zurich Kloten, either 1993 or 1996.

 

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with an orange and gold stripe running along the fuselage and sweeping up into the tail, where it goes behind a gold circle with an image of Osiris, one of the Ancient Egyptian Gods, facing to the right.Across the upper middle of the fuselage is an Egyptian flag, red, white, and black bars with a golden eagle in the centre, flanked by "EgyptAir" titles on each side, in English to the left, and Arabic on the right. Behind is a view actross the airfield, with several green or white planes visible in front of hangars in the distance, all under a grim, grey sky.
SU-BDF, A300B4-203, EgyptAir, taxiing at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.

 

Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked facing to the left, on a tarmac hardstanding. the plane has a white lower half, with a silver upper, seperated by a thin red line. the registration "G-BOPU" is displayed in red on the rear fuselage.
G-BOPU. Grob G115, parked at Manchester Barton, some time in the 1990s.

 

Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a light and dark blue stripe running along the body, before sweeping up into the tail. There are light blue "RAS" titles outlined in white on the tail, and the registration "D-CBAS" is displayed prominently on the rear fuselage. In the background, alterrnating strips of greass and tarmac lead off into the distance, , with a small building in the top middle of the frame, decorated with a red and white checkerboard pattern.
D-CBAS, Shorts SD3-60 (300), RAS Rheinland Air Service, taxiing at Dusseldorf Airport, either 1993 or 1996.

 

Side view of a 4 propellor-engined airliner parked facing to the right in front of a long, low building with red, white, and brown stripes on the roof and walls. The plane is mostly in bare metal, with large pink "Freightmaster" titles on the forward upper fuselage, next to a large Union Flag. The tailk is the same pink, with the silver outline of a leaping lion.
G-BBDK, Vickers V808C Viscount, British World Airlines, parked in front of the World Cargo Centre at Manchester Airport, some time between June 1993 and October 1994.

 

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet cargo aircraft, taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with "Air Hong Kong" titles on the upper forward fuselage in blue and red, with "Hong Kong Air China" in a Chinese script below. The lower rear fuselage is a dark blue, while the upper fuselage and tail is a very light blue, with a circular pattern made up of 5 dark blue letter "V"'s rotating around the centre, with red and white swirls joining them together. I the foreground, a cluster of people are standing, watching the plane through a metal fence, while in the background, some trees can be seen under the tail, while the sky is the usual ominous Manchester grey.
B-HME, Boeing 747-2L5B(SF), Air Hong Kong, turning on to Runway 24 by the Airport Hotel at Manchester Airport, sometime after October 1997.