Photo of the Day 17th October 2023

Side view of a single engined biplane parked facing to the left. The planbe is almost entirely red, with a pair of white stripes running along the body, flaring slightly as it moves forward over the engine cowling, the same design appearing on the main landing gear spats. The registration "G-PITZ" is on the lower rear fuselage in white, with the Pitts logo pn the tail, along with 3 white diamonds. In the background, a blue dumpster sits in front of a brown brick building with many white-framed windows, with a green hangar and several cars visible further back on the top left of the frame.
G-PITZ, Pitts S-2A Special, at Manchester Barton, some time in the 1990s.

Side view of a twin engined bizjet taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly white, with a thin blue and red stripe swooping up from the lower forward fuselage to the top of the middle, then back down to the lower rear, the blue getting wider as it goes along. The registration "D-CSAG" is on the engine pod in black. There are small "Phenom 300" titles on the top of the tail. There is a red beacon lit on the left wingtip. In the background, grassed areas lead off into the distance, meeting trees at the airfield perimeter. Above, the sky is a hazy yellowish-grey.
D-CSAG, Embraer EMB-505 Phenom 300, taxiing past the Aviation Viewing Park on it’s way to the terminal after landing on Runway 23L at Manchester Airport, 17th October 2013.

 

Closeup of the tail of a twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing fom left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a thin green and blue stripe running along the body. The tail is blue, with a thick diagonal white band through the middle, with a reversed letter "b" in black, with blue, green, and white geometric highlights. The background is mostly green, with a black taxiway running through the middle of the frame.
G-GNTD, Saab SF340A(QC), Business Air, at Aberdeen Dyce, January 1995.

 

Closeup of the tail of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane has ared upper section and a grey belly, with a white and red stripe running along the middle of the fuselage. The tail is red, and has white letters "LTU" emblazoned across the middle, with a German flag (equal black, red, and yellow horizontal bands" outlined in white at the top. The planes grey upturned right wingtip is visible towards the middle of the frame. In the background, haze renders the large grassed areas and trees at the perimeter almost indistinguishable, under a dismal grey sky.
D-AER_, Airbus A330-322, LTU, at Dusseldorf Airport, 11th October 1996.

 

Closeup of the tail of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, taxiing from left to right. The plane has a dark blue uper fuselage and a light grey belly, with a thin white and red stripe seperating the 2 halves. The registration "G-BVJC" is on the lower rear fuselage in black, directly under the engine, which itself has small "Fokker 100" titles at the front. There is a silver panel on the upper rear fuselage next to a black hole, where the Auxiliary Power Unit exhausts. The tail has large red letters "BM", with a white diamond in the angle of the "M". In the background, yellow-ish green grass runs off into the distance, with occasional trees and bushes.
G-BVJC, Fokker F100, British Midland, at Edinburgh Airport, 12th January 1995.

 

Closeup of the tail of a jet airliner parked facing to the right.The plane is almost entirely white, with a dark blue tail which a yellow circle in the middle, itself containing a stylised image of a blue flying bird. There are the letters "RF" in the top left corner of the tail in white. There is a silver panel on the upper rear fuselage, next to a black hole where the Auxilliary Power Unit exhausts. Under the tail cone, crowds of people can be seen, some standing around, others walking, with cars and vans scattered among them. A grey building is visible in the lower grey guselage, with trees running across hald the frame, under a grey sky.
D-AVRF, British Aerospace Avro RJ85, Lufthansa Cityline, on static display at the annual Woodford Air Show, 24th June 1995.

 

Closeup of the tail of a twin propellor-engined aircraft parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly dark blue, with the partial registration letters "PASU" on the rear fuselage in white. The tail is white, with red, green, and red rays coming down from the top, falling within the out-stretched wings of a golden bird of prey, with "Gulf Air" titles in both English and an Arabic script painted in gold at the bottom. In the background, a grey runway with white markings can be seen on the right of the frame, with grass leading on from that to a brown brick building in the far distance, under a leaden grey sky.
G-PASU, Britten Normen BN-2T Islander, Police Aviation Support Unit, with it’s tail painted in the colours of Gulf Air, at Farnborough Air Show, 10th September 1994.