Photo of the Day 11th August 2023

Side view of a twin engined airliner flying from left to right at a very low altitude, with the undercarriage retracting, flaps extended from the rear of the wing, and the nose lifted significantly, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane has a white body with a grey belly, and a dark blue band wrapping around the rear fuselage and tail.There are dark blue "brussels airlines" titles on the upper forward fuselage, in front of a logo made up of 14 red dots of varying size arranged to form a letter "b". A larger form of the same logo is on the tail. On the upper rear fuselage, just below the cabin windows, are "" titles, while the same position under the windows has both the Italian flag (equal green, white, and red vertical bars in a rectangle) and the EU flag (dark blue field, with 5 pointed golden stars arranged in a circle.) The registration "EI-FWE" is prominent on the rear fuselage in white. The sky in the background is mostly white cloud, with patches of blue breaking through.
EI-FWE, Sukhoi SuperJet 100-95, Brussels Airlines, flying past the Aviation Park at Manchester Airport, seconds after taking off from Runway 23R.

Side view of a single engined light aircraft taxiing to the left on a grass runway. The plane is mostly white, with a single thin red stripe running along the body, and the silver registration "OE-9330" on the rear fuselage The nose mounted propellor is spinning away merrily. The tail has the Austrian flag, red horizontal bars on either side of a white bar. In the background, trees and bushes fill most of the rest of the frame.
OE-9330, Valentin Taifun, lining up on one of the grass runways at Manchester Barton, 17th August 1992.


Side-rear view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines moiunted on the rear fuselage, taxiing away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with an orange, red, and blue stripe running along the body and up into the tail., as well as over the engine pods. There are "Fly By Light technology" titles on the upper forward fuselage, just aft of the forward door, with the registration "G-ASYD" prominent at the upper rear fuselage. In the background, large grassed areas run off towards the airfield perimeter, with a wide river beyond that, and an industrial landscape vanishing in to haze on the far bank, under a hazy grey sky.
G-ASYD, British Aircraft Corporation BAC 1-11-670, British Aerospace, taxiing out to the runway at Liverpool Speke, either 1992 or 1993.