Photo of the Day 14th August 2023

Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with blue "aurigny" titles on the forward fuselage. The rear fuselage fades rapidly from white to yellow, with blue "Channel Islands" titles. The tail is also yellow, with an image of a flying black and yellow bird. The engine pods are yellow, with a white flag with a red cross and a golden insignia in the middle. In the foreground, there are signs planted in the grass, the front faces being orange, all other sides are yellow. In the background, large grass areas are seperated by stretches of tarmac, some of which have red and white barriers with red lights on top, indicating that some of the taxiways are shut. Trees show the perimeter of the airfield, with a hill fading in to haze under a grey sky.
G-VZON, ATR72-500, Aurigny, taxiing out to cross Runway 23R on it’s way to 23L at Manchester Airport, 10th January 2017.

Side view of a single-engined, 2 seat light aircraft parked facing to the right. The plane is mostly black, with with a yellow stripe runnning along the body and the front edge of the tail, with the top of the rear fuselage aft of the cockpit also being yellow. The plane has a fixed undercarriage, with black spats over the wheels. There is a white A-frame holding some information about the plane for anyone who may be interested. Some people can be seen standing around on the far side, behind a waist-level metal fence. In the background, a large black hangar can be seen on the far side of the airfield on the left of the frame, with other buildings and trees stretched across the rest of the frame, under a cloudy grey sky.
F-WZZX, Robin R-2160 Alpha Sport, on static display at Farnborough Air Show, 7th September 1996.


Side view of a high-winged, 4 engined jet airliner being towed from right to left along an airport taxiway by a light blue truck just leaving the frame on the left. The plane is mostly white, with a thin light blue and thick dark blue running along the body from under the cockpit windows, sweeping up to occuly the whole of the tail. There are small dark blue "Air UK" titles on the upper forward fuselage, just aft of the forward door. The tail is dark blue, with diagonal thin blu stripealmost acting as a flag pole, with half of a Union Flag waving behind it. The registration "G-BSNR" in on the upper rear fuselage in black. In the foreground, an expanse of yellowing grass fills the bottom of the frame. In the background, more grass stretches out to the runway, then beyond to the fence that marks the airfield perimeter, beyond which is a clump of trees and bushes, with fields and more trees running off into the far distance, under a grey sky.
G-BSNR, British Aerospace 146-300, Air UK, being towed at Edinburgh Airport, 12th January 1995.


Side view of a T-tailed, Delta-winged, twin engined jet fighter aircraft parked on grass facing to the right. the plane is mostly covered in a dark grey and oloive green camoflage scheme, with light blue-grey belly and undersides of the wings The nose cone is a gloss black. There is a large blue, white, and red roundel just aft of the nose cone, below the front of the cockpit windows. There is a blue, white, and red square flag on the front of the tail, the upper forward corner being truncated. there are red covers over the engine intakes, in the root of the wing. In the background, the rear fuselage and tail of a 3-engined white jet airliner is visible on the left, with a handful of cars parked on the right of the frame, with a row of trees in the distance, under a grey sky.
XA564, Gloster Javelin FAW.1, Royal Air Force, on display outside at the RAF Museum, Cosford, 5th February 1996.


Closeup of the rear fuselage and tail of a t-tailed, twin-engined jet airliner parked facing to the lower left. The plane is mostly white, witha red, white, and blue ribbon twisting from the lower left to upper right coners of the tail, with the words "air Liberte" in blue across the middle of the tail, with accent marks in red. In the background, concrete apron squares fill the frame.
F-G***, McDonnell Douglas MD83, Air Liberte, at paris Orly, either 1993 or 1996.