Photo of the Day 11th July 2023

Side view of a high-winged, 4 engined jet airliner moving at high speed from right to left along a runway. The plane is almost entirely white, withsmall black "JOTA" titleson the upper forward fuselage, just aft of the forward door. There is a black and orange band coming up from below the rear fuselage and sweeping up to cover the front of the tail. The registration "G-JOTR" is on the lower rear fuselage, just forward of the rear door. In the foreground, a large grassed arealeads up to the wet runway, where spray is being kicked up by the plane's wheels. In the background, more grassed areas lead up to trees in the distance, under a grey-blue sky.
G-JOTR, British Aerospace Avro RJ85, Jota Aviation, accelerating for takeoff on Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 26th January 2018.

Almost head on shot of a twin engined jet airliner turning towards the camera, with a bright light on the nose wheel and another in the right wing root almost shining down the lens. The plane is mostly white, with a blue belly. There is a red and blue ribbon on the upper forwad fuselage, with red, blue, and red wobbly diagonal stripes on the white tail. In the foreground, a body of water lies at the bottom of the screen, with the actual airport rising several feet above the water. In the background, a couple of other aircraft are parked, one on each side of the frame, in front of a terminal building. There is a white fuel bowser with "London City Airport" titles in front of the plane on the right.
G-EUNB, Airbus A318-112, British Airways, turning to backtrack on Runway 27 after landing at London City Airport from New York JFK, 11th July 2014.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from right to left at low altitude, with undercarriage lowered and flaps extended from the rear of the wing, suggesting it is coming in for a landing. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and a thin golden stripe running from the nose to the tail. There are blue "United" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is blue, with a white and gold globe. In the background, the sky is flat white cloud.
N20904, Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, United Airlines, passing over Myrtle Avenue on final approach to Runway 27L at London Heathrow, 11th July 2014.


Side view of a helicopter parked facing to the left on grass at an airport, wearing a light brown/dark brown/sand camoflage scheme, with red covers over parts of the engine and the tail rotor. In the background are another couple of helicopters, with a large white and brown building on the right of the frame, and a road bridge from right to left in the distance.
F-GEHC, Aerospatiale SA341G Gazelle, sporting a rather fetching pseudo-camoflage colour scheme, parked at Paris Issy-les-Moulineaux Heliport, 3rd November 1993.


Side view of a three engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with a maroon and pink stripe runnning along the body with a stylised flower at the front, all outlined in gold. A larger version of that same flower is on the tail. In the foreground, a train of baggage carts runs out to the left of the frame. In the background, large areas of grass lead off to trees in the distance, with a small town nestled within. The town is surrounded by tree-lined hills, under a cloudy grey sky.
HS-TME, McDonnell Douglas MD11, Thai Airways, at Zurich Kloten, 28th September 1996.