Photo of the Day 4th August 2023

Side view of a single engined, single seat biplane parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly yellow, with a pair of black stripes outlined in red running along the body, overlaid on the rear fuselage with the registration "G-STUA". The wings are staggered, the top one being quite a bit further forward than the bottom one. In the background, a selection of other light aircraft are parked, with a brown tower with a fully glazed room at the top in the distance. The sky above and behind everything is a hazy grey.
G-STUA, Pitts S-2A, at Manchester Barton, some time in the 1990s.

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly, and large "TowerAir" titles on the forward fuselage, with the centre of the "A" in "Air" being a large orange triangle. The same titles are painted diagonally on the tail. In the foreground, a large area is fenced off, with several yellow constructions vehicles scattered around, on what looks like newly poured areas of concrete. In the background, a large black hangar is on the left of the frame behind the tail, while trees fill the skyline on the rest of the frame. Above, the sky is a bright, hazy grey.
N609FF, Boeing 747-121, Tower Air, taxiing out to Runway 24 past the building site that would soon become Terminal 1A at Manchester Airport, 4th August 1996.


Side view of a twin engined bizjet taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a thin blue and green stripe running along the body. The registration "HZ-MS4" is prominent on the engine pods, mounted onthe rear fuselage. In the background, green and brown fields lead off into the distance.
HZ-MS4, Gulfstream GIV-SP, Saudi Medevac, at Geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage taxiing from left to right. The plane has a grey belly and light blue top, with a thick dark blue and thin white stripe seperating the 2 sections. There are small "KLM" titles under a stylised white crown on the upper forward fuselage, with a larger blue "KLM" titles under a stylised blue crown on the tail. There are blue "Fokker 100" titles on the front of the engine pods. In the background, large grass areas are divided by black taxiways and runways, leading off to ranks of trees at the airfield perimeter.
PH-KLC, Fokker F100, KLM, at Dusseldorf Airport, either 1993 or 1996.


Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane has white upper surfaces and a grey belly, with yellow, orange, and red stripes swooping from under the fuselage to the middle, with black, dark blue, and light blue stripes going from the middle of the fuselage and swooping over the top. The rear fuselage and tail are almost entirely black. There are small "Balkan Holidays" titles on the upper forward fuselage. In the background, large grassed areas are interspersed with taxiways and runways, , with a small gaggle of planes clustered together towards the left edge of the frame.
LZ-HMW, Tupolev Tu154M, Balkan Holidays, taxiing to Pier B after landing on Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 22nd January 2006.