Photo of the Day 26th August 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner being pushed back from it's stand at London Gatwick, some time in the 1990s. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly, a series of green stripes running along the lower body from just behind the nose, with an embedded white letter "T" at the front of the stripes. There are diagonal black and green "Transavia" titles on the tail, as well as smaller titles on the white engine pods. There is a yellow tow bar attached to the nose wheel, with 2 people walking alongside the plane, one by the planes nose, the other outboard of the right engine. In the background, a thin trip of grass seperates the apron area from a taxiway.There is a red and white metal blast barrieralongside the taxiway, with a small building site on the taxiway, alternating red and white blocks surrounding an orange cement truck and some other equipment. Grassed areas intersected by a runway run right up to the top of the frame.
PH-HVT, Boeing 737-3K2, Transavia, at London Gatwick, some time in the 1990s.

Rear side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner parked facing away from the camera and to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a maroon stripe running along the body, covering the lower deck windows, and large "QATAR" titles on the upper forward fuselage, under the upper deck cabin windows. The tail is the same maroon, with the outline of a white circlecontaining the white head of a goat with 2 horns extending backwards from the top of its head. A white tug can be seen attached to the planes nosewheel, and a set of blue airstairs attached to the open forward door. In the background, a set of yellow metal frames sit in front of some large duck-egg blue fuel tanks. Beyond that, brown buildings with black roofs stretch across the frame, with grey roofs beyond that.
A7-ABK, Boeing 747SR-81, Qatar Airways, parked in front of the fuel farm at Manchester Airport, 26th August 1995.
Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner flying from left to right at a very low altitudewith flaps extended from the rear of the wings, and the nose raised fairly sharpley, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with large blue diagonal "VLM" titles on the tail and rear fuselage, with golden feathers suggesting wings coming off the back. There are light and dark blue"" titles on the front of the engine pods. In the background, the sky is a mostly white cloud with patches of blue peeking through.
OO-VLF, Fokker F50, VLM, taking off from Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 24th August 2015.