Photo of the Day 17th June 2023

View from almost directly below of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at low level, with the landing gear being stowed, and flaps deployed from the rear of the wings. The plane is mostly white, with a duck-egg blue belly, and large dark blue "Thomas" on the forward fuselage. The tail is blue, with a yellow splodge. The sky behind it is a flat grey.
G-JMAB, Boeing 757-3CQ, Thomas Cook, crossing the airport perimeter fence shortly after take off from Runway 08L at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Side view of a single engined light aircraft flying at very low altitude from left to right. the plane has a white lower half, with dark blue upper, seperated by a gold line. The spats on the fixed undercarriage are white, with a thick gold stripe running along them. Behind, the sky is a flat grey, with flecks of gold on all edges facing the sun, out of frame on the right.
G-BTIE, Socata TB-10 Tobago, on final approach to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time in the 1990s.


Side view of a T-tailed, high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly a dark grey, with a deep blue belly with a thin red stripe running along the body.There are "British Airways Express" titles on the upper forard fuselage, partially obscured by the engines. The tail is grey at the bottom, with a dark blue top, with a dark blue traingle and diagonal red stripe seperating the 2 sectionswith a Royal crest on the top half, and "ATR42" titles right at the top. In the background is a lighting pole with a red and white banded base, and the nose of a larger airliner on the right of the frame, with alternating grass and tarmac areas leading off in to the distance.
G-BUEA, ATR42-300, British Airways Express, taxiing at Amsterdam Schipol, 1996.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked facing to the left. The plane has a mostly blue body and wing leading edge, with the rest being white, with a red stripe running the length of the body, getting wider as it moves to the rear. 2 people are sitting in the cockpit, with bags piled up behind them. In the background is a green hangar, with it's doors open, revealing the dark interior - no major detail is visible, apart from some glazed panels in the roof.
G-BMYU, Wassmer (Jodel) D-120 Paris-Nice, parked outside one of the hangars at Manchester Barton, 9th June 1996.


Side view of a twin engined bizjet pointing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a blue stripe running the length of the fuselage, and the registration "I-GOBZ" in black on the tail. In the background, long yellowing grass leads off into the distance, with occasional trees on the horizon. Above, fluffy white clouds let through the odd bit of hazy blue.
I-GOBZ, Dassault Falcon 20E-5, EurojetItalia, taxiing at Luton Airport, 1999-2000.