Photo of the Day 21st August 2023

Side view of a helicopter facing to the right. The fuselage is mostly yellow, with purple bands under the belly, and a purple tail. There are purple "North West Air Ambulance Charity" titels on the forward door, and the web address "" on the rear door. The registration "G-NWAE"is displayed prominently displayed on the tail boom. In the background, trees with yellow leaves almost block the grey sky.
G-NWAE, Eurocopter EC-135T-2, North West Air Ambulance, at City Airport Manchester/Barton, 29th November 2022.

Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, moving from left to right. There are flaps and slats deployed from the rear and front respectively of the wings, suggesting it is landing. The plane is almost entirely white, with only blue "Safair" titles un the upper forward fuselage, and black registration "ZS-NOV" on the side-mounted engine pods marring the blank look. In the foreground, yellow and greren grass runs towards the camera, while leading out to the airfield perimeter in the background, meeting trees and bushes that hide most of the skyline, grey sky only being visible right at the top of the frame.
ZS-NOV, Boeing 727-230, Safair, decellerating after landing on Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, 21st August 1995.


Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner parked facing to the right and slightly towards the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, seperated by w thick green and blue stripe running along the body. There are dark green "Saudi Arabian Airlines" titles in both English and a squared-off Arabic script on the upper forward fuselage. There are black "TriStar" titles on the white central engine pod. The tail is green, with white "Saudi" titles under at logo with crossed green swords overlaid on a white downward-facing arrohead, under a white palm tree. There is a grey air bridge attached to the forward door on the far side of the plane, as well as a white tug attached to the nose wheel, which itself has a white truck parked next to it. In the background, trees are visible in the far distance, under a bright, hazy grey sky.
HZ-AHB, Lockheed L-1011-100 TriStar, Saudi Arabian Airlines, parked at Terminal 1 at Paris Charles De Gaulle, 28th October 1993.
Low forward view of a World War II-era single engined fighter aircraft, mounted in a flying position on a pole, facing to the right. The plane has a grey and olive green camoflage on the body, with a grey belly and lower wing surfaces. There are "D-Day stripes", 2 white and 2 black bands, under each wing and around the rear fuselage. The 4 blades on the propellor are black, with yellow tips. There are blue, white, and red roundels under the wings. In the background, brown brick buildings are visible under the plane, with bare trees reaching for the grey sky above it.
MH486, Supermarine 361 Spitfire IX Replica, on display in a flying pose outside the Royal Air Force Museum, Hendon, 4th March 1996.


Rear view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner parked facing to the left and away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with dark blue and red stripesruniing along the body from the nose, widening as they go, finally sweeping round the rear fuselage. The tail is dark blue and the front and white at the rear, with 3 red lines forming a triangle at the base. There are small "Interot" titles on the nose, under the cockpit windows, and larger ones on the rear fuselage, under the tail. There is a white panel at the base of the tail with the registration "OE-LEA" in black. The engine pods, mounted under the wings, are white, and have the main landing gear extending from under the rear. There is a barrier around the plane, made up of metal fence panels and rope. There are crowds of people walking around the plane, all seeming to go in an anti-clockwise direction. Under the tail, a smallplane with a brown camoflage colour scheme and the serial "KAF112" can be seen on the right, while on the left, another high-wingds plane in a green and grey camoflage pattern can be seen. Above everything, the sky is filled with grey clouds.
OE-LEA, De Haviland Canada DHC8-103 Dash 8, Interot, on display at Farnborough Air Show, 12th September 1992.