Photo of the Day 15th June 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner moving from right to left. The planes body is a light sandy brown, with a triangle-based geometric abstract design in various shades of brown and red on the tail and rear fuselage.There are large golden "Etihad" titles in English on the upper forward fuselage, just behind smaller golden titles in an Arabic script. The engines are white, with "F1" titles, advertising the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Behind the plane is a view across the airfield, the nose of an airliner in the Viewing park just visible under the nose, with one of the terminal buildings under the tail, but rather blurry because of all the hot exhaust pouring out of the engines. Above, the sky is grey, with hints of blue threatening to come through.
A6-ETD, Boeing 777-3FXER, Etihad, starting it’s takeoff roll on Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 15th March 2017.

Side view of a three engined jet airliner parked at an airport. The plane is white, with a red, white, and blue stripe swooping from under the forward fuselage, running toward the middle, then swooping back up to the top of the fuselage, with blue "Air Liberte" titels in the middle. The same design is repeated on the tail, although in a smaller form. In the foreground, a chainlink fence is almost invisible, partially obscuring the planes fuselage. In the background, large lighting poles tower over the plane, with the tail of another plane behind this ones nose.
F-GPVE, Douglas DC10-30, Air Liberte. parked at Manchester Airport, 15th June 1996.


Closeup of the tail of a T-tailed, twing engined jet airliner parked facing to the left with it's rear airstairs extended. The plane has a white body, with a red and blue tail, overlaid with a white flame. There is a small white car in the lower right corner, and the centre fuselages of another couple of planes, the rearmost one connected to an air bridge, in the background.
YU-AJK, Douglas DC9-32, Yugoslav Airways, at London Heathrow., some time in the late 1990s.