Photo of the Day 23rd June 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from right to left at very low level, with undercarriage extended, flaps deployed from the rear of the wing, and the nose raised steeply, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with large "Air Transat" titles in blue on the forward fuselage. The rear fuselage and tail are dark blue, with the outline of a light blue star on the tail, while the body has the word "Welcome", in English, and in several other languages. In the background is a large terminal building, with a couple of orange and white planes parked in front, the lowest part of which is partially obscured by the heat haze from the hot engine exhaust. The sky is a rather ominous grey.
C-GTSH, Airbus A310-308, Air Transat, taking off from Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 26th January 2018.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner travelling from left to right, with flaps fully extended behind the wing, and the thrust reversers open on the engines, suggesting it has just landed. The plane is mostly white, with a red and orange stripe running along the body from the nose and sweeping up into the tail, with the letters "AE" overlaid at the front, between the cockpit and the forward door. There is an italian flag (Green, white, and red vertical bars) and "Air Europe" titles on the forward upper fuselage, just aft of the forward door. There are also diagonal "Air Europe" titles on the tail. Behind, there is a large brown cargo hangar, with trees and buildings vanishing in to haze in the distance, under a leaden grey sky.
EI-CLS, Boeing 767-352ER, Air Europe Italia, landing on Runway 26R at London Heathrow, 23rd June 1996.


Side view of a twin propellor engined military aircraft facing somewhere off to the right of the camera. The plane is mostly grey, with a white belly. The cockpit is heavily glazed, and slightly raised, so it appears as a slight bump above the rest of the fuselage. The nosecone is also glazed, allowing a crew member to look out, and particularly to look down. The engines are quite large compared to the airframe, mostly grey, with white lower surfaces, and carrying 4 bladed propellors, with the plane's main wheels extending from bays at the rear through open doors.Just outboard of each engine, a white pod hangs below the wing, the front and rear painted black. There is a large bulge under the planes lower fuselage, immediately aft of the cockpit and level with the engines, the front half being painted black, the rear half is white. There is a red line running around the planes body, level with the propellors. The tail sticks way up in to the air, and is painted grey, with the leading adge being a darker grey. The number "335" appears in black on the nose, just aft of the glazed part, and again in a larger font on the tail. Behoind the cockpit, the lower section of a space rocket can be seen, wgile under the right wing, a twin engined bizjet is trying to hide. Behind is the wall of the museum, covered in white corrugated metal. Bright sunshine is coming in from the left of the frame, giving everything a warm glow.
148335, Lockheed SP-2H Neptune, French Navy, on external display at Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace, Paris Le Bourget, 28th October 1993.