Bonus Photo of the Day 19th July 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at low altitude, with undercarriage extended and flaps extended from the rear of the wings, suggesting it is just about to land. The plane has a pale blue upper surface, with a white lower surface swooping over the wing and back down again, with a grey belly. There are red "TUI" titles on the forward fuselage. The engines are white, with black "" titles. the tail is a pale blue, with a red logo that looks like a winky face made up of the letters "T", "U", and "I". Behind, the sky is a bright blue with a dusting of high-level clouds.
G-OOBA, Boeing 757-28A, TUI, on final approach to Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 23rd May 2019.

Side view of a small twin propellor engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane has a white top half and grey lower sections, with a thick light blue stripe running backwards from just behind the cockpit, thinning down as it gets towards the rear, with the word "Cranfield" above it on the rear fuselage. The tail is white, with a long thin bright orange triangle pointing slightly backwards, overlaid with the registration "G-AXUI". In the background, grassed and paved areas lead off to trees and bushes in the distance marking the airfield perimeter, with rolling hills rising up beyond that, under a hazy grey sky.
G-AXUI, Handley-Page HP-137 Jetstream Mk.1, Cranfield, Cranfield University, taxiing at Manchester Woodford, 25th March 1993.


Front view of a high-winged, twin engined jet airliner, with the engines mounted over the wings, parked facing slightly to the left of the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a grey lower section and a dark blue stripe running along the body. There are dark blue "Aeroflot" titles in a Cyrillic script below the line, running across the open door. There are large red covers over the engine inlets. In the background, there are parked cars visible below the wing, with a fence and trees behind them. Bright sunlight from the left washes out the sky, with heavy shadows of the plane being cast on the ground.
RA-72972, Antonov An72, Russian Navy but wearing Aeroflot colours, on static display at Fairford International Air Tattoo, 20th July 1996.


Side view of a 4 propellor-engined cargo plane parked facing to the left at the top of a slight incline. The plane is white on the top, with a light grey belly, with a thick darker grey stripe seperating the 2 sections. There is a grey splodge on the upper forward fuselage where the airline titles have been painted over. The tail is mostly grey, with a pair of white lines at the bottom, with a splash of red on the top of the tails leading edge. In the foreground, a grass-covered hillside leads down to the camera, with a small black bird flying through the middle of the frame. In the background, a fence on the right of the frame marks the perimeter of the airfield, with trees visible over the top of the plane, under a leaden grey sky.
G-APEG, Vickers V953C Merchantman, derelict, in faded Air Bridge carriers colours with painted-over Air Fast titles, abandoned at East Midlands Airport, 29th April 1992.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. the plane is mostly white, with a thick green stripe running along the body, sweeing up into the tail to form one leg of a letter "A", before turning down to form the other leg, with a red triangle in the middle. there are black "Alitalia" titles on the upper forward fuselage, again with the red triangle in the leading letter "A". In the background,a pair of dark blue and grey airliners are attached to a terminal building on the right, with several bizjets are parked in front of a brown and red hangar with "Fields" titles on the top of the building. Above, a hazy grey sky fills the rest of the frame.
I-BUSC, Airbus A300B4-203, Alitalia, at London Heathrow, some time in the early 1990s.