Photo of the Day 10th June 2023

View form below of a twin propellor airliner flying overhead at a low altitude. The planes body, wings, and engines are almost entirely purple, with orange and red diagonal bands on the rear fuselage, and a white band that covers the tail and tail cone. There are "Flybe" titles above a series of white dots on the side off the forward fuselage, and also under the belly (inverted here), as well as white "faster than road and rail" titles on the engine cowlings, and the registration "G-JECF" under the left wing. The tail has diagonal light and dark blue "flybe" titles. behind it, the sky is a flat grey.
G-JECF, De Haviland Canada DHC8-402Q, Flybe, crossing the airfield perimeter after taking off from Runway 08R at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Side view of a single engined light aircraft flying from left to right at a low altitude. The undercarriage is extended, as well as the flaps at the rear of the wings. The plane is mostly white, with 3 blue lines running along the body, before sweeping up to occupy the whole tail. Behind, the sky is a flat grey.
G-OJAC, Mooney M20J 201, on final approach to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, 10th June 1996.


Close-up of the tail of a very large jet airliner facing to the right. The planes body is mostly white, with a thin brown and black stripe running along the body, while the tail is a bright red with a white cross in the centre. In the background is a sandy brown and black terminal building, under a grey sky.
HB-IG*, Boeing 747, Swissair, parked at Zurich Kloten, either 1993 or 1996.