Photo of the Day 28th September 2023

Side view of a twin engoinned jet airliner taxiing from right to left, turning slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and blue "FREEBIRD" titles on the upper forward fuselage. There are orange vertical endplates on the wingtips. The tail is orange, with a white circle containing an orange flying bird. green grass fills most of the foreground, as well as a lare bit of background visible under the planes body. There is a large grey hangaron the laft of the frame, behind the planes tail. Above, the sky is a pale blue.
TC-FHC, Airbus A320-214, Freebird, Turning on to Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 15th May 2019.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a thick green stripe running along the body and up in to the tail, where it forms 2 sides of a triangle, with a smaller red triangle at the bottom, meant to look like a letter "A". There are black "Avianova" titles on the upper forward fuselage, the first letter being similar to that on the tail, and "Gruppo Alitalia" titles on the lower forward fuselage. The engines have small "Fokker 70" titles at the front. The registration "I-REJU" is at the base of the tail. In the background, a sandy brown terminal building stretches half way across the frame from the right, with a view across the airfield to trees and hills in the distance on the left, all under a hazy grey sky.
I-REJU, Fokker F70, Avianova, at Zurich Kloten, 28th September 1996.


Low side view of a World War 2-era single engined fighter planesuspended from a museium ceiling in a flying pose. The plane is mostly silver, with a black and white checkerboard pattern on the engine cowling on the nose, and a black panel at the rear of the tail. The number "47" is visible on the silver part of the tail, the rest of the serial hidden by the horizontal stabiliser. There is a dark blue circle containing a large 5-pointed white star on the rear fuselage, with a white bar on each side, and letters "I" on one side and "WZ" on the other, all black outlined in red. The single seat cockpit has a large two piece bubble canopy. In the background, the museum walls and roof are white, as well as all the wall pillers and roof supports, with a massive glazed canopy as the roof.
44-72218, North American P-51D Mustang, United States Army Air Force, on display suspended from the ceiling at Imperial War Museum, Lambeth, 6th March 1996.