Photo of the day 22nd September 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left immediately after landing on a runway. The plane is mostly white, with blue "IRAERO" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The registration "RA-89001" is on the upper rear fuselage, next to a Russian flag (equal white, red, and blue horizntal bands). The tail is white, with a blue arrowhead facing forwards. In the foreground, large areas of grey taxiway with yellow and blaxck lines and other red and white markings fill the lower third of the frame. In the background, a couple of planes can be seen on the right under this planes rear fuselage, partially obscured by jellied air, while on the left, a large tower stretches out of the top of the frame. Behind it all, the sky is a blue-grey.
RA-89001, Sukhoi Superjet 100-95B, Iraero, landing on Runway 23Right at Manchester Airport, bringing in the Rostov-on-Don football team for a UEFA Europa League game against Manchester United the following night.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner being towed from left to right by a small blue tug attached to it's nose wheel. The plane is mostly white, with red and blue "Air Inter Europe" titles on the upper forward fuselage. There are a series of blue and red diagonal stripes omn the tail. In the background, a white jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage is taxiing toward this plane, with a row of buses lined up next to a low building on the upper left of the frame. The airfield stretches off into the distant, slowly vanishing in to haze.
F-GPMA, Airbus A319-113, Air Inter Europe, in basic Air France colours, being towed at Paris Orly, 22nd September 1996.


Closeup rear view of the body of a 4 propellor-engined cargo plane on display outside a museum, facing directly away from the camera. The plane's body is mostly grey, with a maroon belly, and 3 maroon stripes along the middle. The plane's body is actually quite short, with the twin tails carried on booms coming from the backs of the inner engines, the camera here being between and below these booms. In the background, a grey building is visible under the wing on left, with cars parked along a road that stretches across the frame. Beyond all this, the sky is a light grey.
G-APRL, Armstrong-Whitworth Argosy 101, Elan Air/DHL, on display at Midland Air Museum, Coventry Airport, 8th May 1993.