Photo of the Day 4th June 2023

Low side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from right to left, with flaps still deployed behind the wings, undercarriage being tucked away, and nose raised, suggesting it has just taken off from an airport. The plane is mostly white, with black "Japan Air Lines" titles on the upper forward fuselage, partially obscured by the engines, the registration "JA845J" under the left wing and on the rear fuselage, and a red bird with wings outstretched in a circle with red "JAL" titles on the body, on the tail. In the background, the sky is a mix of vivid blue, and fluffy white cloud.
JA845J, Boeing 787-8, Japan Air Lines, shortly after taking off from Runway 27L at London Heathrow, 22nd March 2018.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane has a deep blue belly, sweeping up to cover the entire tail, with the rest of the fuselage being white. There are large "Spanair" titles on the forward fuselage, and what looks like 3-pointed pennants on the tail, in green and red, overlaid by a yellow one at an angle. In the foreground, a crowd of people are watching through a chainlink fence, while large grassed areas lead off to trees in the background, under a horrible grey sky.
G0-MCEA. Boeing 757-225, Spanair, in basic Airtours colours, lining up on Runway 24 by the Airport Hotel at Manchester Airport, some time between November 1997 and April 1998.

 

Front view of a silver single engined light aircraft parked facing just slightly off to the right of the camera. There is a rather intricate design on the side of the body in polished silver, red, and yellow, with the registration "ZS-SUB" below it on the rear fuselage in a very reflective, colour-changing material. The left cockpit door is open, hinged forwards and upwards. In the background, several people in yellow hi-viz vests are visible, clustered around several other planes. A large grey hanar is in the top left corner, next to a clump of trees running along the rear of the frame, with hazy blue skies making up the rest of the image.
ZS-SUB, Cirrus SR22T, was quite possibly the star visitor to yesterday’s fly-in at City Airport Manchester/Barton, 3rd June 2023.

 

Rear view of a 4 engined jet airliner, with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, and a T-tail. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and thick green and blue stripes running along the body. There are blue "Uzbekistan" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and a white stylised flying bird on the blue tail. In the background is a general view across the airfield, the far reaches of which vanish into grey haze.
UK-86573, Ilyushin IL62M, Uzbekistan Airways, taxiing out to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time in the 1990s.

 

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at low altitude with the nose raised at a rather steep angle and landing gear still lowered. The plane has a light blue eupper body, with a grey belly, and a dark blue and white thick stripe seperating the 2 parts. There are white "KLM" titles on the upper forward fuselage, under a white crown, with a similar blue logo on the white tail. In the background, buildings and trees stretch out to the horizon, where they vanish in to grey haze.
PH-BZA, Boeing 767-306ER, KLM, taking off from Runway 28L at London Heathrow, some time in the late 1990s.

 

Side view of a 4 engined, High-winged, T-tailed jet airliner being pushed by a small tug just barely poking in to the left of the frame. The plane has a white forward fuselage, the reset of it is painted with a blue, black, and purple starscape with a blue and red planet on the rear fuselage. In the background, a collection of airport vehicles are gathered around the rear of a white twin engined jet airliner.
G-ZAPL, British Aerospace 146-200, Titan Airways, being pushed back from it’s stand at Manchester Airport, some time in the late 1990s.

 

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner facing to the right with a green tow bar attached to the nose wheel. The plane has a grey lower half, with the upper being white, with a blue, yellow, and red stripe running along the body. There are "Olympic" titles on the upper fuselage over the wings. The tail is dark blue, with a series of multi-coloured interlocking rings.In the background, buildings nd trees run off to the horizon, under a grey sky.
SX-BEH, Airbus A300B4-103, Olympic Airways, being pushed back from it’s stand at London Heathrow, some time in the late 1990s.

 

Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined aircraft, taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue and thin red stripe running from behind the cockpit to the rear fuselage. There are large "Aerocondor" on the lower forward fuselage, and the registration "G-BWEX" on the rear fuselage.
G-BWEX, Dornier Do328-202, Suckling Airways, in full Aerocondor colours, taxiing to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time in the late 1990s.

 

Side view of a T-tailed three engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a thick blue line running along the body and over the engines, with large dark blue "LOT" titles on the forward fuselage, and smaller "Polskie Linie Lotnicze" titles just above and behind. The tail is mostly dark blue, with a white circle containing a stylised dark blue flying bird. In the background, several bizjets and a couple of large airliners are parked by a large hanger with "Fields" titles on the roof.
SP-LCN, Tupolev Tu154M, LOT Polish Airlines, taxiing at London Heathrow, some time in the 1990s.

 

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying at low level from left to right, with the undercarriage extended, and the flaps drooping behind the wings. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, and "British Airways" titles on the lower forward fuselage, behind a red and blue ribbon. The tail is a rather intricate geometrical design in black, red, blue, yellow, and green. behind, the sky is a rather grimey grey.
G-DOCH, Boeing 437-436, British Airways, on final approach to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time in the late 1990s.