Photo of the Day 3rd August 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner rolling at high speed from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with a light blue belly, and a darker blue rear fuselage and tail, as well as dark blue engine pods and upturned wingtips. There are small "boeing 767-300" titles on the lower forward fuselage. The foreground is yellowy-green grass, the background is grass leading off to trees and buildings in the background, and the sky above is a mix of a pale blue with dark, stormy looking clouds.
N1469A, Boeing 767-3K1ER, Atlas Air, in basic Thomas Cook Airlines colours, in the middle of it’s take-off roll on Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, en route to Taipei for conversion to a freighter, 26th January 2018.

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with large "Air France" titles between the cabin windows of the forward upper and lower decks. The tail is also white, with a series of diagonal blue stripes, with a single red stripe at the rear. In the background, a couple of other planes can be soon, one above the cockpit, the other behind the rear fuselage. The rest of the frame is a view across the airfield, vanishing in to haze in the far distance.
F-GETB, Boeing 747-3B3(M), Air France, at Paris Orly, 1st November 1993.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a red and grey stripe running along the body and sweeping up into the tail.The plane has a fixed undercarriage, with aerodynamic spats covering the wheels. The outer 1/3 or so of the wings are cranked upwards slightly. In the background, a red and white striped pole carries a windsock, the way it is pointing suggesting the wind is blowing from left to right./ with trees and buildings dominating the rest of the frame, under a grey sky.
F-GGJK, Robin DR-400-140B Major, at Lyon Bron, 7th October 1996.


Side view of a high-winged, T-tailed, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right, turning away from the camera. The plane has a grey upper body, with dark blue lower body, and a thin red stripe. The tail is grey at the bottom and dark blue at the top, with a dark blue and red triangle seperating the 2 sections. In the background, grassed areas alternate with taxiways and runways, leading up to the perimeter fence, beyond which are rows of small trees.
G-BRYJ, De Haviland Canada DHC8-311 Dash 8, British Airways, at Aberdeen Dyce, 7th January 1995.


Close up of the rear fuselage and tail of a three engined jet airliner parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a red and blue stripe running along the body. A red and blue diagonal stripe is on the rear of the tail, just aft of the flag of Taiwan, a red oblong with the upper left quarter being blue with a 12 pointed white star in the middle. An upturned white wingtip is also visible in the lower left corner, with a blue and red stripe on the trailing edge. In the background, trees dominate the horizon, with large piles of what appears to be rock and dirt on the right side of the frame, all under a grey sky.
B-151, McDonnell Douglas MD11, China Airlines, at Amsterdam Schipol, 5th November 1993.