Photo of the Day 29th June 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at low level, with undercarriage extended, flaps deployed from behind the wings, and the nose raised steeply, suggesting it has just taken off. There is a noticeable bend in the wings, the normal level wing surves upwards towards the tips. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and thick light blue stripe running along the body, with a thick green stripe under the cockpit. There are green "Cathay Pacific" titles on the lower forward fuselage. The tail is white, with a thick green stripe with a stylised white bird, looking as if it was made with a single brush stroke. behind, the sky is a vivid blue, with some clouds at the bottom of the frame.
B-KQD, Boeing 777-367ER, Cathay Pacific, powering out of Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 4th June 2015.

Side view of a high-winged, single-engined light aircraftparked facing to the left. the plane is mostly a light blue, with a yellow section around the cockpit and over the top of the nose, as well as a yellow horizontal stripe on the tail, as well as all over the wings. The registration "G-BMSA" is on the rear fuslage in large yellow letters outlined in red. In the background is a brown brick building with the word "Control" on one of the walls in metal letters.
G-BMSA, Stinson HW-75, getting ready to taxi out to the runway from it’s parking spot in front of the control tower at Manchester Barton, some time in the 1990s.


Side vie of a three engined jet airliner being towed from right to left. The plane is mostly red, with a grey belly, and a thick red stripe running along the body, covering the cabin windows. There are small red "LTU" titles on the forward fuselage, between the cockpit windows and the forward door, with larger titles on the tail in white. There is a red truck attached to the nose wheel by a thick yellow tow bar. In the background, theairfield disappears into mist rather quickly, not much being visible beyond the runway.
D-AERP, Lockheed L1011-1 TriStar, LTU, being towed at Dusseldorf Airport, either 1993 or 1996.