Photo of the Day 25th June 2023

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner flying from left to right at low level, with the undercarriage fully extended, flaps deployed bewhind the wing, and nose raised slightly, suggesting it is about to land. The plane is mostly white, with the rear fuselage and tail painted red. There are large, billboard style dark grey "QANTAS" titles on the forward fuselage, between the 2 rows of cabin windows. There are also large green "Wallabies" titles over the wing, slightly obscured by the wing from this angle. Between the rear of the wing and the red portion of the rear fuselage, there is a yellow drawing of an kangaroo, with smaller green "Wallabies" titles below. The red tail is overlaid with a white winged kangaroo, wearing a yellow jersey. The engines are white, with a red triangular flash containing a white winged kangaroo. Behind, the sky is a flat grey.
VH-OQH, Airbus A380-842, Qantas, in the Australian Wallabies colour scheme, advertising the Australian national Rugby Union team taking part in the 2016 Rugby World Cup of Nations, on inal approach to Runway 09L at London Heathrow, 18th March 2016.

Side view of a high-winged, 4 propellor-engined military cargo aircraft parked on a runway, facing to the right. The plane is covered in a grey and olive green camoflage scheme, with the large number "218" on the forward fuselage, under the cockpit windows, as well as in the middle of the tail. There are "Royal Air Force" titles on the upper forward fuselage, with the serial "XV218" on the rear fuselage, just aft of a large blue and red roundel, and a blue and red flash on the tail The cargo ramp at the rear of the aircraft is deployed, resting on the floor, with two men crouched on either side, with a small, open-topped vehicle that has just rolled off the plane, with 4 troops on board, is racing off to the end of the runway. In the background, blue hangars are visible behind both the nose and the tail, with a couple of white jet fighters in the distance below the tail. Above, the sky is a flat grey.
XV218, Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.3P, Royal Air Force, demonstrating a tactical landing at Woodford Air Show, 25th June 1994.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner parked on a runway facing to the right. The plane is painted to resemble a pint of a ruby beer, with a thick creamy head around the cockpit. There two sets of titles on the body, large cream-coloured "Kilkenny" titles in a serif font at the front, and smaller, seemingly hand-written "The Cream of Irish Beer" on the rear fuselage. The engines are the same ruby red, with "Ryanair" titels and an Irish harp. The registration "EI-CNY" is on the lower rear fuselage, next to an Irish flag. In the foreground is a black chainlink fence, partially obscuring the lower part of the engines, while in the background, trees and bushes mark the airfield perimeter, all under a grey sky.
EI-CNY, Boeing 737-230(A), Ryanair, in an advertising colour scheme for an Irish beer, lining up on Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time after October 1997.