Photo of the Day 7th September 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane's body is almost entirely white, with large red "Swiss" titles on the forward fuselage, and the registration "HB-IPT" on the lower rear fuselage in black. The tail is white, with a thick red stripe running along it, with a large white cross over the top. Green grass fills the foreground, while a terminal buildingstretches across the middle of the frame in the background, under a grey sky.
HB-IPT, Airbus A319-112, Swiss, taxiing out to Runway 23 Left at Manchester Airport, as seen from the Aviation Viewing park, 4th February 2016.

Side view of a 3 engined bizjet parked facing to the right. The plane is almost entirely white, with a golden stripe running along the body, and the registration "N908WK" on the side-mounted engine pods in gold. There are red covers on the engine inlets and outlets, as well as on some of the probes sticking out from the forward fuselage. In the background, large grassed areas lead up to a load of cars parked in front of a black building.
N908WK, Dassault Falcon 900, parked in the South Bay at Manchester Airport, 7th September 1992.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner parked facing to the right. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, with thin red and dark blue stripes running along the fuselage and up in to the base of the tail. There are blue "Boeing 777" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and large "777" titles diagonally on the tail. The foreground is entirely made up of a large grassed area, while a long, low grey building is visible in the background behind this plane. The top of a space rocket can be seen peeking over the middle of the planes fuselage, almost being lost in the hazy grey sky.
N7771, Boeing 777-200 prototype, at Farnborough Air Show, 7th September 1996.


Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with yellow, red, and brown stripes on the lower fuselage, the same stripes reversed on the top of the tail and the uppersides of the engine cowlings.There are small "Tyrolean" titles on the lower forward fuselage, below the cockpit windows, and larger titles on thetail. In the background, a 2 storey light brown building with lots of white-framed windows stretches actrossmost of the frame.
OE-L__, De Haviland Canada DHC8-300 Dash 8, Tyrolean Airlines, at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.


Front view of a small helicopter hovering just inches above the ground. The body, tail boom, and rotor mast are mostly white, with some indeciherable golden writing on the doors. Two people can be seen through the large cockpit windows. In the backgroud, the grass airfield stretches off into the distance, it's perimeter marked by bushes and trees. Metal poles are planted in the ground, with white markers fluttering in the breeze. Rolling hills in the far distance merge with the hazy grey skies.
G-BRBY, Robinson R22 Beta, at Manchester Barton, some time in the 1990s.


Rear view of a 4 engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage taxiing from right to left and away from the camera. The plane#'s body is mostly white, with large dark blue "TAROM" titles on the lower forward fuselage, while the dark blue tail has a large white circle with the stylised image of a dark blue flying bird. In the distance, taxiways seperated by large areas of grass lead off into the hazy distance.
YR-IRE, Ilyushin Il62M, Tarom, at Amsterdam Schipol, either 1992, 1993, or 1996.