Photo of the Day 7th August 2023

Side view of a twin engined bizjet moving from right to left after landing on a runway. The plane is mostly white, with a blue and black stripe running along the fuselage and under the engines. The registration "9H-ALL" is displayed prominently on the tail, with additional grey "CITATION" titles on the engine pods. The flaps are deployed from behind the wings. In the foreground, a wide stretch of tarmac leads up to a gressed area, with the grass partially obscuring the planes wheels. In the background, a tall grey tower dominates the left of the frame, while orange and grey tails are visible behind this plane in the distance, with scattered lighting poles stretching into the moody grey sky.
9H-ALL, Cessna 525A CitationJet CJ2, Luxwing, landing on Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 17th January 2017.

Front view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined aircraft facing slightly off to the left of the camera. The plane has gull wings, coming out of the fuselage slightly raked upwards, before bending back down where the engines are mounted on the rear of the wings, facing backwards. The plane has an olive green fuselage and upper wing, with light grey belly and lower wing surfaces, and a black nose cone. There are a number of red tags coverring sensors on the planes nose, with white text reading "Remove before flight" printed on them. Beside the cockpit on the planes right hand side (the left of the frame) is a small step ladder, and a white board with information about the plane and it's operator. In the background, crowds can be seen walking past the rear of the plane, behind a waist-high metal fence. A large helicopter can be seen just off to the left of the frame.
MM25154/303-21, Piaggio P.166DL-3, Italian Air Force, on static display at Woodford Air Show, 6th June 1998.


Side view of a twin propellor-engined business aircraft parked facing to the right. The plane is mostly white, with a dark and light blue stripe runnning along the fuselage and engines. In the background, grassed areas lead up to a chain link fence at the airfields perimeter, with an abandoned propellor-engined airliner rotting away in the top left corner.
D-IATA, Beechcraft E90 King Air, parked at East Midlands Airport, 29th April 1992.


Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined amphbious aircraft parked on grass facing to the left. The plane has a boat-like hull, with retractable floats moiunted on the wing tips. The plane is mostly white, with 3 blue stripes running along the body, getting darker the further back it goes, then running alontg the tail as all black., under the registration "N93GS". There are "Carribean Clipper" titles on the nose, as well as a blue image of a flying bird. The wheels extend from the centre of the fuselage, where they normally sit flush with the surface when not on land. There appears to be someone sitting in the Captain's seat, visible on the far side of the cockpit. In the background, a couple of small hangars can be seen on the left of the frame, with a metal scaffolding tower reaching in to the sky on the left, under a cloudy sky with patches of blue peeking through.
N93GS, Grumman JRF-5 Goose at Farnborough Air Show, 10th September 1994.


Low side view of a high-winged, 4 engined jet airliner flying from left to right, slightly away from the camera, at a very low altitude. The undercarriage is lowered, and flaps deployed from the rear of the wings, as well as the speedbrakes on the tail being extended, suggesting this is just about to land. The plane is mostly white, with a thick blue stripe running along the body. The tail is red, with a large Union Flag in the centre, while the wings are red with white engine pods suspended below. The sky behind is a a mass of white cloud with hints of blue at the top of the frame.
ZE700, British Aerospace 146-100 CC2 Statesman, Roayl Air Force, on final approach to Dundee Airport, 13th January 1995.
I was walking back to Dundee to catch a bus to Aberdeen when this went overhead, so of course I had to go back to the airport to get some photos!