Photo of the Day 1st August 2023

Side view of a twin engined bizjet flying from left to right at a low altitude, with wheels sealed away, flaps extended from behind the wing, and the nose raised, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with a blue and grey stripe running from under the nose, , over the wings, under the engines, then back up to the upper rear fuselage. The registration "D-BOOC" is prominent on the engines, as well as under the left wing. Behind, the sky is a bright hazy white.
D-BOOC, Cessna 750 Citiation X, seconds after taking off from Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 4th June 2015.

Close up of the tail oif a twin engined jet airliner parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a sky blue upper fuselage, with a thin red line seperating the 2 colours. The tail is the same blue, with a yellow circle containing a stylised flying green bird, with a thin red outline on the circle. In the background, a couple of other jet airliners are taxiing past, one white with 2 thin blue stripes to the left, the other white with a thick red line to the right. Beyond that, the far side of the airfield vanishes in to haze.
F-OGQZ, Airbus A310, Uzbekistan Airways, at Amsterdam Schipol, 1996.


Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane has a red upper body, with a thick grey and black stripe running along the body, and a white belly. The tail is red, woth the outline of a white circle at the top, overlaid with a white letter "N" at the top, and a white ttriangle pointing up and to the left. In the background is a low, sandy brown building withh a blue frame, under a bright hazy sky
Unknown registration Douglas DC10, Northwest Airlines, at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.


Closeup of the tail of a twin propellor-engined airliner parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a thin blue and yellow stripe running along the fuselage, and a series thin and thick yellow and blue diagonal stipes on the tail. There are large "Brit Air" titles on the ulpper rear fuselage. Behind, another plane with the wing mounted low down on the fusselage can be seento the right of the frame, all under a hazy white sky.
F-xxxx, ATR72, Brit Air, at Lyon Satolas, 7th October 1996.


Close up on the tails of a pair of very large 4 engined jet airliners parked facing to the right. Both have white fuselages, with red tails and engine cowlings. The tails have "Virgin" titles printed in white running across the middle, in a font that almost looks hand written. The one furthest from the camera has a large cargo door open in the lower fuselage, with a large container being lifted in, next to a smaller cargo door with raised ramp leading up to it. There is also a blue coach with white "Speedlink" titles parked next to it. In the distance, a large grey termnal building is on the right, with several grey and dark blue planes parked by it. Above everything, the sky is an omii=nous grey.
G-VGINn Boeing 747-243B, and G-VOYG, Boeing 747-283B, Virgin Atlantic, at London Gatwick, some time in the late 1990s.