Photo of the Day 8th September 2023

Side view of a 4 engined jet airliner flying from right to left at a very low altitude, with undercarriage lowered, and flaps extended from the rear of the wings. The way the main wheels are angled suggests theat it is just about to land. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, and a thick grey stripe running along the belly, swooping over the wings and up in to the tail. The engine pods are also dark blue. Grass fills the foreground, while most of the background is made up of trees on the far side of the airfield. with a radar tower visible on a nearby hillside near the centre of the frame. The sky is a flat white.
CS-TFX, Airbus A340-542, HiFly, seconds from landing on Runway 05L at Manchester Airport, 1st October 2015.

Front view of a high-winged, 4 propellor-engined military transport aircraft. The plane has a mostly bare metal finish, with black partial "Turk Hava" titles visible on the upper forward fuselage. There are external fuel tanks below the wings, with green upper sections and white lower sections. In the background, fuel trucks and small buildings are visible under the wing on the left of the frame, with more planes under the wing on the right of the frame. Above, the sky is a bright light blue with patchy bright clouds.
13186, Lockheed C-130E Hercules, Turkish Air Force, at International Air Tatoo, RAF Fairford, 22nd July 1995.


Side view of a high-winged, twwin propellor-engined military transport flying from left to right at a very low altitude, with the undercarriage being retracted, and flaps extended from behind the wings, and the nose raised sharply, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and a dark blue stripe running along the mddle of the fuselage. There are red "Air Moldova" titles on the middle lower fuselage. In the background, large trees reach in to a bright grey sky.
ER-46685, Antonov An26RV, Air Moldova, taking off at Warsarw Okecie, 3rd October 1996.


Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left . the plane is almost entirely white, with with black, blue, red, green, and yellow "Viva air" titles on the lower forward fuselage, and an abstract design in those same colours on the tail. The registration "EC-FMP" is visible on the lower rear fuselage, with the letters "MP" on the nose wheel doors. In the background, a seroies of airport buses are parked more or less side by ide next to a low grey building, , with more busses further back.
EC-FMP, Boeing 737-33A, Viva Air, at Paris Orly, 1st November 1993.


Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right, turning slightly towards the camera. The pane is mostly white, with a bright yellow stripe outlined in black running along the body before swooping under the rear fuselage. There are "VLM" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and a large, black, heraldic lion standing on it's rear legs on the tail. In the foreground, a body of water laps against a retaining wall marking the edge of the airfield several feet above, while in the background, a bridge crosses the whole width of the frame, with high-rise buildings behind it on the right, and an electricity pylon on the left, with power cables stretching across the whole frame against a mottled blue-grey sky.
OO-VLN, Fokker F50, VLM, at London City Airport, 1st November 1994.