Photo of the Day 5th August 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right at a low altitude, with the undercarriage fully retracted and flaps extended from the rear of the wing, and the nose raised, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and dark blue "Turkish" titles above the cabin windows on the forward fuselage, and grey "Airlines" titles below the windows. The tail is red, with a white circle containing a stylised image of a red flying bird, with a similar logo on the upturned wingtips. Behind it, the sky is a rather nice shade of blue.
TC-JHE, Boeing 737-8F2, Turkish Airlines, crossing the airport perimeter after taking off from Runway 08R at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Side view of a very large 4 engined cargo plane parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and a thick red and light blue stripe running along the body from the grey nose cone, as well as on the engine pods. There are Cyrillic "Россия" titles ("Rossiya", in English) on the upper forward fuselage, just aft of a Russian flag, with "Ан-124-100" titles just ahead of the flag. The tail is white, with a golden double-headed eagle holding a red square with an image of a man riding a white horse. The nose undercarriage has 2 sets of wheels, side-by-side, while the main undercarriage has 5 rows of wheels in pods on the side of the lower fuselage. There is an open door in the lower forward fuselage, with a built-in set of airstairs coming down to the floor. There is a white and yellow fuel tanker parked in front of the left main undercarriage, with a smaller vehicle parked between the planes nose and the camera. In the background, a black building with a red, black, and white striped roof runs across the entire frame, with a couple of lighting towers looming over it. Smaller buildings and trees run in to in the distance.
RA-82073, Antonov An-124-100, Rossiya Russian Airlines, at Manchester Airport, 5th August 1996.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with blue "Finnair" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The wngines are dark blue, as well as the tail, which also has a stylised white letter "f" over a light blue curved line. In the background, grassed areas are divided by taxiways and runways, one of which on the left of the frame has a smaller twin engined plane parked on it.
OH-LEF, Embraer ERJ170-100LR, Finnair, taxiing out to Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 21st January 2006.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked facing to the right of the frame. The plane is mostly white with a thin blue and green stripe running along the body before sweeping up into the tail. The plane has a fixed undercarriage, with white spats with thin blue and green stripes covering the wheels. In the background, there is a white fuel tanker behind the planes propellor on the right of the frame, wiyth grey skies filling the rest of the frame.
G-AXAB, Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee, parked at Blackpool Squires Gate, 31st April 1993.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft facing to the left, and slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with black zebra-style stripes covering the fuselage and wings, with the registration "G-ZEBY" in black on the rear fuselage. In the background, grass fills the rest of the frame, running off in to the distance.
G-ZEBY, Piper PA-28-140 Cherokee E, parked at City Airport Manchester/Barton, 23rd May 2019.