Photo of the Day 27th October 2023

Rear view of a high-winged, 4 engined jet airliner being pushed backwards, towards the camera, by a light blue tug. The plane is mostly white, with a blue and green stripe running along the body, Right at the back, under the tail, the rear fuselage has opened up. These clamshell doors are used as airbrakes, rather than being some means of entrance to the plane. The tail has a blue winged sea horse logo, with "Air Jet" titles in blue and green at the base. In the background, concrete apron fills the frame, with yellow lines for aircraft to follow, and painted roadways for other vehicles.
F-GLNI, British Aerospace 146-200QC, Air Jet, being pushed back from it’s stand on Pier B at Manchester Airport, some time in the early 1990s.
For some reason, the clamshell air brakes on the rear fuselage are open.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines ounted on the rear fuselage, taxiing from right to left, and away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and red "Austrian" titles on the upper forward fuselage, just aft of a large red arrowhead pointing forwards. The engine pods have a smaller version of this arrowhead, with "MD-87" titles. The registration "OE-LMO" is on the rear fuselage, directly under the tail. The tail is in the colours of the Austrian flag, with equal red-white-red horizontal bands. In the background,the fuselage of a white plane with "Hunting Cargo" titles can be seen on the left of the frame, with the black tail of another plane, with golden "UPS" titles on the tail and the black letters "QF" on the centre engine air intake is on the right. Beyond those, grass runs off to trees in the distance, slowly vanishing in to haze, under a grey sky.
OE-LMO, McDonnell Douglas MD87, Austrian Airlines, at Vienna Schwechat, 27th October 1993.

 

Side view of a s3 engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a polished metal belly, and a thick black stripe running along the body, with an additional thin red stripe above. There are black "Delta" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and a black, white, and red triangle just aft of the cockpit. A smaller version of that triangle appears on the side-mounted engines, and a larger version on the tail, this one with white "Delta" titles running through the middle. In the background, a sandy-coloured building stretches most of the way across the frame, with grass and trees beyond, under a grey sky.
N8891Z, Boeing 727-225/ADV, Delta Airlines, at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.