Photo of the Day 4th September 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane's body is mostly white, with "Delta" titles on the upper forward fuselage just aft of an upward-pointing red triangle. The registration "N861NW" is on the upper rear fuselage, just aft of a small USA flag. The tail is dark blue, with a red triangle pointing roughly north-west, and the white number "3361" right at the top. In the foreground, a chain-link fence topped with rolls of razor-wire runs along the bottom of the frame, with a strip of grass between it and the taxiway. In the background, trees and bushes on the distant airfield perimeter can be seen under the tail and in front of the nose, with light blue sky and white cloud fill the top of the frame.
N861NW, A330-223, Delta Airlines, taxiing past the Aviation Viewing Park at Manchester Airport after landing on Runway 23R, 27th September 2013.

Side view of a single propellor-engined light aircraft parked facing to the right. The plane is mostly white, with a pair of dark blue stripes running along the body and up into the tail, with a third, light blue stripe running from under the cockpit windows to the rear fuselage. The foreground is vivid green grass, while the background is more grass running off to a fence and trees, with a wide river beyond that, and an industrial landscape fading into haze on the far bank.
N23840, Beechcraft C24R Sierra 200, at Liverpool Speke, 22nd January 1993.


Side view of a three engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage taxiing from left to right. The planes body is mostly white, with red "TUNISAIR" titles on the upper fuselage, in English over the wings, and in an Arabic script on the forward fuselage. The rear fuselage and tail have a series of thin red lines running from under the body up in to the tail, coalescing to form the image of a leaping gazelle. In the background, a terminal building is poking in to view ofrom the right side of the frame, while the left side is a general view across the airfield, with trees marking the airport perimeter, with wooded hills in the far distance under a hazy sky.
TS-JHW, Boeing 727-2H3, TunisAir, at Zurich Kloten, either 1993 or 1996.


Side view of a high-winged, 4 propellor-engined military transport aircraft flying from left to right at a very low altitude, just a couple of feet above the ground, with flaps deployed from behind the wing, and the nose raised sharply, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is covered in a dark grey and olive green camoflage pattern, with the nosecone painted black. There is a blue and red roundel voisible on the rear fuselage, slightly forward of the serial "XV218", along with small "Royal Air Force" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and the number "218" under the cockpit windows. The tail has a blue and red flash under the number "218". There is an aerial refueling probe extending from the upper fuselage, in front of the cockpit. In the background, large swathes of grass lead up to buildings vanishing into haze, under a hazy grey sky.
XV218, Lockheed C-130K Hercules C.3P, Royal Air Force, performing a tactical take off as part of a display routine at one of the annual Woodford Air Shows, some time in the 1990s.


Side view of a helicopter flying from left to right at a low altitude. The body is mostly white, with a red strip running under the cabin windows, covering most of the rear fuselage and tail boom. The twin bladed rotor appears frozen in place because of the high shutter speed. The sky behind is a flat grey.
G-OCBB, Bell 206B JetRanger II, flying from left to right at a low altitude.