Photo of the Day 13th August 2023

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner flying from right to left, with it's undercarriage being tucked away, flaps extended from the rear of the wing, and the nose raised sharply, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly a cream colour, with golden "Etihad" titles on the forward fuselage, in both English, and an Arabic script. The rear fuselage and tail are covered in a geometric design made up of triangles and other shapes in various shades of light and dark brown and grey. The registration "A6-APE" is displayed prominently under the left wing. In the background, the sky is an intense blue.
A6-APE, Airbus A380-861, Etihad Airways, seconds after taking off from Runway 27L at London Heathrow, 22nd March 2018.

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with large, dark purple "Virgin Atlantic" titles on the upper forward fuselage, covering some of the windows on both the upper and lower decks. The rear fuselage is a scarlet red, with white "Virgin" titles written diagonally on the tail. The engine pods and upturned wingtips are the same scarlet.
G-VAST, Boeing 747-41R, Virgin Atlantic, lining up on Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 15th May 2019.


Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly. There is a blue stripe running along the body from behind the cockpit, partially covering the passenger cabin windows. There is a red, white, and light blue roundel, outlined in yellow and with an anchor over the top on the rear fuselage, below black "Marine" titles, and just forward of large "71" titles. In the background, a large area of grass leads off to a black metal fence with trees behind it, which is next to a wide river. An industrial landscape dominates the far river bank.
71, Nord 262E Fregate, Aeronavale (French Navy), taxiing to the terminal at Liverpool Speke, 22nd January 1993.