Photo of the Day 24th July 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from right to left at a low altitude, with the undercarriage lowered, flaps extended from the rear of the wing, and the nose raised sharply, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with a red and yellow stripe running from below the fuselage, sweeping backwards to cover most of the rear fuselage and tail. There are red "Hainan Airlines" titles in both Chinese and English on the upper forward fuselage. There are yellow swirls on the red tail, as well as on the upturned wingtips. behind, the sky is a mix of grey and white clouds.
B-5979, Airbus A330-243, Hainan Airlines, shortly after taking off from Runway23R at Manchester Airport, 13th March 2017.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostlydark blue, with a light grey belly, with a white stripe runnning along the body seperating the 2 different coloured sections. There are white "British Midland" titles on the upper forward fuselage, next to a red "BM" logo, with a white diamond in the top angle of the letter M. The same "BM" logo is on the tail. Behind, low brown buildings with blue doors fill the background.
G-OBMH, Boeing 737-33A, British Midland, taxiing at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.


Rear view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner parked facing away from the camera. The plane has a mostly sand-coloured body, with a white belly, while the wings and tail are dark blue, with a line drawing of a helmeted Ancient Greek warrior on the tail. 2 doors are open in the fuselage, a large passenger door with a built-in airstar coming down to the ground, and a smaller door to the rear, for access to the cargo compartment. These doors help show off the planes square fuselage shape. In the background, the sky is a really pale blue.
G-ZAPG, Shorts SD3-60-300, Titan Airways, parked at RAF Fairford after bringing in a group of planespotters for the International Air Tattoo airshow, 24th July 1993.


Side view of a 4 engined jet airliner being towed from right to left by a small tug attached to the nosewheel. The plane is mostly white, with twin blue and red diagonalstripes, one coming from the nose to the upper mid fuselage, the other from under the fuselage in front of the wing to the rear fuselage, sweeping up in to the tail. A grey outline of a circle with a red and grey logo is in the middle of the tail. In the background, a couple of other planes, both airliners and bizjets, are visible, as well as a large grey terminal building with yellow airbridges and a browny-red hangar with the doors open.
N720JR, Boeing 720-047B, JAR Aircraft Services, at London Heathrow, 24th July 1995.
Heat haze from the expanse of tarmac between the plane and the camera wasn’t kind to this shot.


Closeup of the tails of 3 twin engined jet airliners, with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage. The planes are all mostly white, with red tails with a thick white stripe running through the middle. There are air stairs deployed from the centre rear fuselage between the engines on all 3 planes. There is a fuel tanker in between the 2 planes closest to the camera, along with 3 small yellow vehicles. In the background, large areas of grass and tarmac lead off into the distance, slowly vanishing in to mist.
A lineup of 3 Austrian Airlines MadDogs – OE-LDP and OE-LDS, both McDonnell Douglas MD81’s, and OE-LMO, MD87, at Vienna Schwechat, 27th October 1993.