Photo of the Day 29th May 2023

Low side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at a very low level, with undercarriage lowered and flaps deployed from behind the wings. The plane has a dark blue belly with white upper section, seperated by a yellow stripe, with the same basic colour scheme on the engines. There are large "Ryanair" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is dark blue, with a yellow winged Irish harp. The wingtips are split, a blue section heading upwards at around 30 degrees, while a yellow portion points about 30 degrees down. Behind the plane, the sky is a mix of piercing blue, and fluffy white.
9H-VUN, Boeing 737 Max 8200, Ryanair, flying over the approach lights just seconds before landing on Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 26th May 2023.

Side view of a helicopter taxiing from right to left. It's body has a white lower half, with red main gear sponsons, and a thick red stripe running along the body and along the tail boom. The top is dark blue, also running along the tail boom. There aqre white "Bristow" titles below the engines, which are situated on top of the body, and the registration "G-BXLR" is on the tail boom in white. Behind are a couple of brown buildings, and a twin propellor engined airliner just peeking in to view.
G-BLXR, Aerospatiale AS-332L Super Puma, Bristow Helicopters, taxiing at Aberdeen Dyce, 16th January 1995.


Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left too right. The body is almost entirely white, with thin red and blue lines running back along the body from the tip of the nose. There are large red "CSA" titles on the upper forward fuselage, with smaller blue "Ceskoslovenske Aerolinie" titles below that. There are 3 triangles, red, blue, and red again, on the tail. Behind, there is a general view across the airfield, with a ramp in the middle curving anto-clockwise down in to the ground, with some trucks parked around it. In the distance, hangars and hills slowly vanish into haze.
OK-XFB, ATR72-202, CSA Czech Airlines, taxiing at Frankfurt Airport, 16th October 1993.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner landing on an airport runwaay, moving from right to left, with it's nose raised, the nosewheel still being a couple of feet off the floor.The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and dark blue "Lufthansa" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is dark blue, with a yellow circle containing a dark blue stylised image of a bird in flight. In the background, there are diggers and trucks inviolved in some sort of construction work , with some buildings scattered amongst trees on the other side of the airport. Beyond the trees, 3 large yellow cranes soar in to the sky, alongside the twin spires of a church. Behind it all, the sky is a dismal grey.
D-AIDE, Airbus A310-304, Lufthansa, landing at Berlin Tegel, 26th September 1996.


Side view of a single-engined, high-winged light aircraft taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with na2 thin black lines running the length of the bodywith a thin black and light blue linerunning along the bottom of the tail, the same design also being seen on the fixed undercarriage spats. Behind, strips of tarmac alternate with grassed areas teeming with yellow flowers.
G-BLZP, Reims Cessna F152, taxiing at East Midlands Airport, 19th April 1992.