Photo of the Day 8th June 2023

Side view of a three engined jet airliner parked at it's gate, facing to the right. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and large blue "Rich International" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail has large blue "RI" titles, with a red flame at the top of the "I". In the background, 5 airliners of different types and colour schemes are also parked on wome of the other gates at this terminal.
N765BE, Lockheed L1011-1-50 TriStar, Rich International, parked on Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport, 23rd September 1995.

Side view of a small single engined light aircraft with a T-tail. The plane is mostly sandy coloured, with a white nos and wingtips. The registration "G-SJMW" is displayed on the rear fuselage.The pilot can be seen in the cockpit. Behind it are a selection of other light aircraft, with a couple of people wearing hi-viz vests at the end of the parking area. Trees in the distance mark the airfield perimeter, and the sky above it all is a gorgeous blue.
G-SJMW, Spacek SD-1 Minisport, preparing for departure back to Inverness from City Airport Manchester/Barton, during the Fly-In, 3rd June 2023.
This thing is tiny, we were watching the pilot getting in, and it didn’t even come up to his waist!


Close up of the tail of a 4 propellor engined World War II-era military bomber aircraft, facing to the right.The plane's body is mostly silver, while the tail is a bright yellow. There is a red band around the rear fuselage and forward parts of the tail. In front of the red band on the body is a blue circle with a 5-pointed white star in the middle, with a white bar outlined in blue on the side. The red band also includes an open door, with a a mannequin posed as if it is climbing into the plane. At the top of the tail is a black square with a white letter "A" on the middle, with the serial"483868 above the letter "N", all in black, towards the bottom. Behinbd the end of the fuselage is a yellow ytruck, beyond which is the walls of the museum, while the roof above is mmade of blue beams and white panels.
483868, Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress, United States Army Air Force, on display at the RAF Museum, Cosford, 4th March 1996.
This plane never served under this serial, or with the USAAF, instead being 77233, Boeing PB-1W Flying Fortress, United States Navy.