Photo of the Day 30th September 2023

Low side view of a twin engined jet airliner fying at a very low altitude from left to right, with flaps extended from the rear of the wings and undercarriage safely stowed away, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, the rear fuselage slowly fading to yellow just aft of the wings. There are large, blue, billboard-style "aurigny" titles on the forward fuselage, as well as inverted on the belly, with smaller "Channel Islands" titles on the lower rear fuselage. The engine pods and upturned wingtips are also bright yellow. Above and behind, the sky is a gorgeous blue, with wisps of white cloud.
G-NSEY, Embraer ERJ190-200STD, Aurigny, crossing the perimeter fence after taking off from Runway 08R at London Gatwick, 12th September 2014.

Somewhat grainy side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is in a mostly bare metal finish, with a thick red strip running along the body, and red and blue "US Air" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is dark blue, with 3 equally spaced horizontal red stripes, and white "US Air" titles between the first pair. In the background, a terminal building with air bridges hanging off it stretches across the whole woidth of the frame, with a red jet airliner being attached to one of the air bridges, and another plane taxiing just out of the frame on the left.
N652US, Boeing 767-2B7ER, US Air, at Munich Strauss, 30th September 1996.


Side view of a 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mstly white, with aquamarine green "BWIA West Indies" titles with a slight blus drop shadow on the upper fuselage, over the wings. There are additional "A340" titles on the forward fuselage just aft of the forward door, web adress "" on the lower rear fuselage, and the registration "9Y-JIL" on the upper rear fuselage. The tail is the same green as the main, with a grey image I always thought was a sliced lime, but is actually a steel drum, a musical instrument common in the Carribean, and especially in the West Indies. In the foreground, the blue tail of a jet airliner is peeking into the lower right of the frame, with the top of an air bridge on the lower left corner. In the background, a coupld of planes with red tails are parked in front of a wide building with a brown roof and white and red stripes, with banks of trees beyond that fading in to mist.
9Y-JIL, Airbus A340-311, BWIA West Indies, taxiing out to the active runway at Manchester Airport, 22nd January 2006.