Photo of the Day 2nd October 2023.

Side view of a twin propellor-engined airliner parked facing to the right in front of a grass bank. the plane is mostly pale blue, with darker blue diagonal bands around both the front and rear fuselage, and blue "star airways inc" titles outlined in gold on the upper fuselage. The name "Ian Drury" is on the nose in a fancy blue italic font. The registration N3455 is on the rear fuselage in black. The tail has gold "star" titeles in gold, overlaid on the outline of a gold 4 pointed star, with smaller blue "Group plc" titles immediately below. Grass and trees make up the background, under a pale grey sky.
N3455, Douglas C-47B-35-DK, Star Airways, at North Weald during the annual Fighter Meet air show, some time during the 1990s.

Side view of a high-winged, twin-engined jet airliner flying from left to right with the undercarriage lowered and the flaps extended behind the wing, and nose raised steeply, suggesting it has just taken off. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, and a thin red stripe swooping it's way along the body, turning blue and widening as it sweeps up in to the tail. There is a red arc sweeping from the rear of the tail, forward on to the rear fuselage, and back to the tip of the tail cone. The engine pods are also dark blue. In the background, tall trees line the airfield perimeter, with a tall crane reaching in to the blue-grey sky.
OY-JJG, Dornier Do-328JET-310, JoinJet, operating a Sun-Air Scandinavia flight to Billund, taking off from Runway 05Left at Manchester Airport, 2nd October 2015.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked in a red brick hangar at an airfield. The plane is mostly black, with silver stripes running along the fusleage, trailing behind a group of silver stars on the engine cowling. There is an image of a brown squirrel in a grey Superman-style outfit on the planes tail, under the silver registration "G-IDDY". The plane has fixed undercarriage, with black spats over the wheel, with 3 silver lines trailling behind 3 silver stars. The cockpit has a large bubble canopy, which is covered with a purple blanket or similar cover. In the background, the red brick walls of the hangar are supported by black beams, with covers over most of the windows, while the end wall is metal, with large partially open sliding doors, through whicha plane can be seen parked facing away from the camera. The tails of another couple of light aircraft can be seen behind this one.
G-IDDY, De Haviland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk 22, at Manchester Barton, possibly 21st March 1994.
This plane has been heavily modified, being turned into a single seat plane, and I think re-engined as well.


Side view of a twin engined bizjet taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with a black and grey stripe running along the body from the nose, growing wider as it reached towards the rear, with a similar stripe on the upturned wingtips. The foreground is an expanse of concrete apron, while the background is grass leading up to trees in the distance, under a grey sky.
N90AQ, LearJet 60, at Luton Airport, some time in the late 1990s.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked on display at an air show, facing to the right. The plane is mostly a cream colour, with black stripes running from the nose towards the tail, and the registration "G-FUZZ" on the rear fuse;age. The high-mounted wing, over the top of the cockpit, has several sets of supporting struts coming down, eventually joining the lower fuselage at the rear of the struts that carry the main wheels. The cockpit itself is extensively glazed, and has several seats, arranged in 2 rows. The body of a red plane can be seen through these cockpit windows, with another couple of white planes scattered around in the background, with some people walking past behind metal fences. A large grey hangar dominates the background, next to a tall lighting tower, with another hangar off to the left of the frame. Above, the sky is a dismal grey.
G-FUZZ, Piper L-18C Super Cub (PA-18-95), at Finningley air show, some time in the 1990s.