Photo of the Day 19th September 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with large billboard-style "STAR ALLIANCE" titles running along the upper fuselage, with smaller "SINGAPORE AIRLINES" titles next to a golden flying bird on the lower forward fuselage. There are 5 grey pyramids on the tail, arranged in a circle, each one inb a different alignment. In the foreground, grassed areas on the left have low orange or yellow and black signs are scattered around.In the background, a low terminal buildingis bisible behind this plane on the right, with taller buildings looming over the scene on the left, one of which has a heavliy glazed tower on top with green tinted glass. Above it all, white and grey clouds complete the image.
9V-SWJ, Boeing 777-312ER, Singapore Airlines, in a Star Alliance livery, taxiing out to the active runway at Manchester Airport, 4th February 2016.

Side view of a high-winged, single engined light aircraft parked facing to the right. The plane is mostly a silver colour, with the registration "G-AJIU" displayed prominently on the rear fuselage underneath the tail. There is an RAF roundel (blue outer circle, white middle, and red inner circle) on the rear fuselage, as well as on the wings lower surface, with a blue, white, and red fin flash on the tail. The engine in the nose has an open access panel, hinged downwards. There are a couple of hand made information sheets leaning against the main wheels, under the cockpit. On the left of the frame, a metal fence seperates people from the plane. Another plane in green and brown camoflage can be seen over the top of this plane. In the distance, a couple of red and white planes can be seen, with more people around it. Above, the sky is a bright white with grey areas interspersed.
G-AJIU, Auster J-1 Autocrat, in a vaguely RAF colour scheme, at Finningley for the annual air show, 19th September 1992.


Close up of the tail and rear fuselage of a jet airliner taxiing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a hellow stripe outlined in red running along the body, and green, yellow, and red stylised wing feathers on the white tail. Thewre are "Boeing 7676-200ER Extended Range" titles on the upper rear fuselage. In the background, a large white building takes up a good chunk of the frame, especially on the right, with another brown buiding behind it and to the left., with grey-blue skies above.
ET-AI_, Boeing 767-260ER, Ethiopian Airlines, taxiing past the Queens Building at London Heathrow, some time in the 1990s.


Closeup of the tail of a propellor-engined airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with an orange and red stripe running along the body and sweeping up in to the tail. The registration "D-CDIF" is on the front of the base of the tail. In the background, a runway has grassed areas on either side.
D-CDIF, Saab SF340A, Deutsche BA, in Delta Air colours, at Dusseldorf Airport, 20th October 1993.


Closeup of the tail of a jet airliner parked facing to the left. The plane's body is mostly white, with a neon green rear fuselage and tail, with diagonal white "JMC" titles on the tail. In the background, acres of tarmac apron space fill the rest of the frame.
G-BVYA, Airbus A320-231, JMC Air, at London Gatwick, some time after March 2000.


Closeup of the tail of a very large jet airliner parked on it's gate, facing to the left and towards the camera. The plane has a white body, with a sky blue tail carrying the image of a white bird flying past the outline of a white circle. The registration "YK-AHA" is on the base of the tail, painted in white. In the background, airport buildings fill the lower half of the image, with grey sky filling the rest.
YK-AHA, Boeing 747SP-94, Syrian Arab Airlines, at Frankfurt, either 1993 or 1996.


Closeup of the tail of a propellor-engined cargo plane taxiing from left to right. The plane has a white body, with a green and blue stripe running from front to back. The tail is green, with a pair of white triangle in the shape of a downward facing arrowhead, the white handles of a pair of crossed green cutlasses overlaid, and the green trunk of a white palm tree running down the middle. In the background, brown buildings fill both the near and far distance, with patches of green in between.
HZ114, Lockheed VC-130H-LM Hercules, Saudi Arabian Airlines, at Manchester Airport, some time in the 1990s.