Photo of the Day 22nd July 2023

Low side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at a low altitude, withflaps extended from the rear of the wing, and the nose raised significantly, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with a light blue band around the rear fuselage, extending up in to the darker blue tail. There are "Garuda Indonesia" titles on the upper forward fuselage, partially pbscured by the right engine. behind it, the sky is a gorgeous blue.
PK-GIA, Boeing 777-3U3ER, Garuda Indonesia, crossing the perimeter fence after taing off from Runway 08R at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Side view of a 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly, and a blue stripe running forwards from the rear, sweeping under the fuselage forward of the wing. The front section of the engine pods are painted in a similar blue. The tail is mostly white, with a blue and gold chevron covering the base and leading edge, with a large American flag in the centre. There are large "United States Of America" titles along the length of the fuselage, above the passenger cabin windows. Behind, the wing of a large 4 engined jet airliner is just peeking in to view on the right, with a large concrete retaining wall going all the way across the image, with trees and buildings beyond that, vanishing in to haze in the far distance.
58-6970, Boeing 707-153/VC-137B Stratoliner, United States Air Force, in the Air Force Two colour scheme, at London Heathrow, 22nd July 1995.

 

Close up side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines attached to the rear fuselage parked facing slightly to the left of the camera. The plane is mostly white, withwith a black and red stripe runningbackwards from the glazed nose-cone, sweeping under the fuselage just forward of the wing, with a similar stripe running along the base of the tail before sweeping up into the trailing edge. There are small "Tupolev134A" titles under the cockpit windows, and "Bulgarian Air Force" titles in a Cyrillic script along the top of the fuselage. Behind, small crowds can be seen walking around, while above it all, the sky is a light blue with fluffy white patches of cloud.
LZ-D-050, Tupolev Tu134A, Bulgarian Air Force, on static display at Fairford International Air Tattoo, 22nd July 1995.

 

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the enginees mounted on the rear fuselage, below the T-tail. The plane is mostly white, with a red band around the rear fuselage, extending up to cover the entire tail, whichh has a large shite cross in the middle. There are grey "Helvetic Airways" titles on the forward fuselage, covering some of the passenger cabin windows. Behind, a large twin engined jet airliner is directly tail-on to the camera, with a smaller, bright orange plane with white "EasyJet" titles is parked side on. Beyond, a large terminal building occupies most of the frame, with grey-blue skies above everything else.
HB-JVE, Fokker F100, Helvetic, taxiing out to the runway at Manchester Airport, 27th September 2013.