Photo of the Day 9th August 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner flying from left to right, with the undercarriage extended, flaps deployed from the rear of the wing, and the nose raised significantly, suggests it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with grey lower body, and a thick green horizontal stripe wrapped around the nose., extending almost to the forward door. There are green "Cathay Pacific" titles on the lower forward fuselage. The tail is white, with a thick green stripe with a red base, and a stylised white flying bird that appears to have been drawn with a single brush stroke. In the background, the sky is a light blue, with white clouds at the bottom of the frame.
B-KQD, Boeing 777-367ER, Cathay Pacific, sai;ling pas the Aviation Viewing Park while taking off from Runway 23R at Manchester Airport, 4th June 2015.

Side view of a World War II-era single engined fighter aircraft suspended from the roof of a museum, to replicate it's appearance in flight. the plane is mostly a silver colour, with a black and white checkerboard pattern over the engine cowling in the nose, and over the wingtips, outlined in red. There are white circles containing a white, 5-pointed star, and a white bar outlined in blue on each side, on the rear fuselage and under the wings. In the background, the white walls and curved glazed roof of the museum provide great, flat lighting for the room.
44-72218, North American P-51D Mustang, United States Army Air Force, on display suspended from the ceiling at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, 6th March 1996.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left, facing slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a thick red and thin golden stripe running along the body and up in to the tail. There are red EgyptAir titleson the upper forward fuselage, in English and Arabic, on either side of an Egyptian flag. On the tail, there is a golden circle outlined in red, bearing the head of a red bird with blue plumage, actually an image of Horus, one of the Ancient Egyptian Gods, a logo that also appears on the engine pods. In the background, large areas of grass lead off to what appears to be large white circular rigid tents in front of some low buildings, with a tree-covered hillside beyond that slowly vanishing in to haze.
SU-GBG, Airbus A320-231, EgyptAir, at Geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.