Photo of the Day 30th May 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner accelerating from left to right on a runway. The plane is mostly white, with blue-green angines and rear fuselage/tail. There are "Aer Lingus" titles and a green shamrock on the upper forward fuselage, and a large green shamrock on the tail. In the foreground, there is a long barrier, alternating red and white sections, dividing up part of a taxiway. In the background is a large ground level cark park visible behind the planes nose and tail, with trees leading up to hills in the background, slowly merging i to haze.
G-EILA, Airbus A330-302, Aer Lingus UK, starting it’s take off roll on Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 6th February 2023.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with a T-tail and the engines mounted on the rear of the fuselage, facing to the right.. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly, and red "Austrian" titles, behind a red arrowhead. The engines have "MD-82" titles and a red arrowhead, the registration "OE-LMA" is right at the back of the fuselage, and the tail is red, with a thick white horizontal stripe through the middle. Thee is a built-in airstair descending from the rear fuselage, between the engines. In the background is a variety of different aircraft types all parked, awaiting their next flight, beyond which large grassed areas lead off to trees in the distance, all under a hazy grey sky.
OE-LMA, McDonnell Douglas MD82, Austrian Airlines, parked at Vienna Schwechat, 27th October 1993.
Interesting background as well…


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked facing to the right, with it's canopy hinged forwards. The plane is mostly white, with a blue and brown stripe that swoops along the fuselage and up in to the base of the tail. The registration "OE-KPO" is on the rear fuselage, while there are "Diamond Star" titles on the engine cowling. Behind, there is a small crowd of people standing around, with a black hangar in the far distance.
OE-KPO, Diamond DA-40 Diamond Star, on static display at Farnborough Air Show , 29th July 2000.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked on a grass airfield facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a thin red stripe running along the body, with 2 thin grey stripes beneath it, getting wider as they move to the rear, until they take up the entire lower rear fuselage. the fixed landing gear spats also have similar red and grey stripes. The tail also has grey and red vertical bands. In the backgrpound are a couple of other light aircraft, with trees in the distance marking the edge of the airfield, under a grey sky.
G-SGSE, Piper PA-28-181 Cherokee Archer II, parked at City Airport Manchester/Barton, 19th May 2016.


Closse-up of the tail of a 4-engined jet airliner on display outside at a museum. The body is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, while the lower half of the tail is white with red and blue "British Airtours" titles, while the top of the tail is red. In the background, there are some parked cars visible in front of large hangar under the tail bumper.
G-APFJ, Boeing 707-436, British Airtours, on external display at RAF Museum, Cosford, 5th february 1996.