Photo of the Day 28th October 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, and blue "Air Liberte" titles on the lower forward fuselage. The tail has a wordcloud in blue and red, with French words such as "libres" (freedom, in English), "en droit" (legally, by law, by right), "egaux" (equal), and others. In the foreground is a metal-framed glass fence, with the tail of another plane beyond that in the bottom right corner of the image. In the background, grass and taxiways give way to trees in the distance, with some buildings visible beyond there.
F-GHEB, McDonnell Douglas MD83, Air Liberte, at London Gatwick, some time in the late 1990s.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is mostly grey, with a dark blue belly, and a thin red stripe running along the body, seperating the 2 colours. There are white "United Airlines" t4itles on the upper forward fuselage, and the registration "N656UA" on the upper rear fuselage, also in white. The engine pods are the same dark blue, while the tail has a series of thin horizontal stripes in dark and mid-blue, with a lette "U", seemingly formed from a twisted ribbon, one side red, the other light blue. In the foreground, a small white car is on the lower left of the frame, driving to the right past the plane's nosewheel. In the background, grass runs off to the horizon, under a flat grey sky.
N656UA, Boeing 767-322ER, United Airlines, at Paris Charles de Gaulle, 28th October 1993.

 

Front view from below and slightly to the left of a single-engined, single-seat jet fighter, parked facing slightly to the right of the camera. The plane is mostly painted a muddy brown, with a light grey belly, and a sharks mouth painted on the lower forward fuselage, behind the black nosecone, which itself has a large probe poking forward, towards the top right corner of the frame. There are large drop tanks suspended below the wings, and a large green light on the nosewheel door. In the background, a large white building stretches across the frame, the bit on the right having large blue hangar doors. Above, the sky is a gorgeous blue.
63-8300, Republic F-105G Thunderchief, United States Air Force, on external display outside Musee de l’Air et de l’Espace, Paris Le Bourget, 28th October 1993.

 

Side view of a very large 4 engined jet airliner flying from left to right, with it's main landing gear on the runway but it's nose gear raised off the ground slightly, and flaps fully deployed from behind the wing, suggesting it is just landing. The plane is mostly white, with large blue "Corsair" titles on the upper forward fuselage, between the upper and lower deck cabin windows. the tail has some stylised waves iunwhite and light and dark shades of blue. Grass and tarmac fills the forefround, while in the background, more grass leads up to a black hangar with a white helicopter parked in front on the right, with trees on the left, under a bright but hazy sky.
F-BPVG, Boeing 747-128, Corsair, touching down on Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, 28th October 1995.

 

 

Side view of a single engined, high-winged very light aircraft, with the engine mounted backwards, behind the cockpit. The fuselage is basically little more than the glazed cockpit, with wheels suspended on each side, and a tail boom running from the base of the cockpit, carrying the tail and tail wheel. The tail carries the registration "G-MYIK" in black, while the titles "Twinstar MK III" are under the cockpit windows/doors. In the background, parts of variosu planes - tails, cockpits, wings - can be seen, as well as a white van, all parked in front of a brown domed hangar.
G-MYIK, Kolb Twinstar Mk III, at Manchester Barton, 28th October 1995.