Photo of the Day 6th June 2023

Side view of a single engined light aircraft facing to the left. The plane is entirely blue, with the registration "G-HAYY" on the rear fuselage. in the background are several other light aircraft, with trees in the far distance, under a gorgeous blue sky.
G-HAYY, Czech Sport SportCruiser, parked at City Airport Manchester/Barton, 3rd June 2023.

Side view of a rather long and thin 4 engined cargo jetliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly, and 2 black stripes running along the top and bottom of the fuselage, with "Southern Air transport" titles overlaid. The tail has a grey circle overlaid with a black letter "S". In the background, a couplke of planes are facing away from the camera, one on each edge of the frame. In the distance, fields and trees lead off i to the distance. under a bright white sky.
N873SJ, DC8-73CF, Southern Air Transport, taxiing out to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, 6th June 1992.


Forward view of a 4 propellor engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly grey, with a red stripe zig-zagging it's way from the nose to the top of the forward fuselage, before running to the rear, above which are "Spirit Of Freedom" titles, along with German, French, UK, and US flags. There are also 2 red stripes on the forward section of the tail. In the background, grassed areas run up to trees around the airfield perimeter, disappearing into haze in the far distance.
27370/N500EJ, Douglas C-54R Skymaster/DC4 “Spirit Of Freedom”, Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation, landing at Woodford Air Show after a flight demonstration, 6th June 1996.


Forward view of a single engined World War II-era fighter aircraft mounted on a pole, facing just off to the right of the camera. The plane has a very pale blue-grey underside, with the same colour on the pole supporting it, while the upper is covered in two-tone brown camoflage.In the background, a bare tree fills a lot of the frame, with bright white sky completeing the rest of the image.
N3194/BAPC220, Supermarine Spitfire replica, Royal Air Force, on display on a pole outside the entrance to Biggin Hill, 6th March 1996


Rear view of a T-tailed, twin engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, parked facing to the left. The plane is mostyly white, with a dark blue rear fuselage and tail. There are "KLM Cityhopper" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and white diagonal "Cityhopper" titles on the tail. The planes forward door is open, dropping down to form a set of airstairs. There is a blue truck parked behind the planes right wing. Above, the sky is a bright, hazy white., with golden light coming from the left.
PH-CHF, Fokker F28-4000 Fellowship, KLM Cityhopper, at Rotterdam Airport, 18th October 1993.