Photo of the Day 16th August 2023

Side view of a 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left, about to turn on to the runway for takeoff. #The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, seperated by a black stripe running along the body. There are black "Translift Airways" titles on the upper forward fuselage. and a black circle with a white stylised letter "T" on the tail. The registration "EI-TLD" is on the rear fuselage, just ahead of an Irish flag (green, white, and orange vertical bars). In the foreground, there is a double black chainlink fence on either side of a dip in the ground, with grass leading up to the edge of the taxiway and runway. In the background, the runway runs off in to the distance, before vanishing over the horizon. Above it all, the sky is an ominous grey.
EI-TLD, Douglas DC8-71, Translift Airways, turning on to Runway 24 for takeoff at Manchester Airport, some time in either 1992 or 1993.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left, truning slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with "viva air" titles on the lower forward fuselage, and an abstract design in black, red, blue, green, and yellow on the tail.There is a bright light shining in the wing root. In the background, alternating strips of grass and tarmac lead off to large white tent-like structures on the left of the frame, with large swathes of trees beyond that. In the far distance, tree-lined hills vanish in to haze.
EC-FLF, Boeing 737-36E, Viva Air, taxiing to the terminal at geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.


Side view of a high-winged, single-engined light aircraft, with the engine mounted behind the cockpit, pointing backwards. The plane doesn't have a rear fuselage as such, merely a low mounted boom which carries the tail and tail wheel. The forward fuselage is just a 2 seat cockpit with a curved glazed panel for a canopy. The wing is mounted above the cockpit, supported by a single strut on each side of the bottom, which also holds the mounting point for the main wheels, which have white spats as aerodynamic covers. The plane is white, with gold "KOLB" titles behind the cockpit, and "TWINSTAR MK III" titles below the canopy. In the background, a large brown brick hangar with a black roof, and a smaller green hangardominate the left of the frame, with a blue wooden building on the right of the frame.
G-MYIK, Kolb Twinstar Mk III, at Manchester Barton, 28th October 1995.