Photo of the Day 29th October 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the sides of the fuselage, flying from left to right at a very low altitude, it's main wheels just a couple of feet above the ground. There are flaps fully extended from behind the wing, and the nose is raised sharply, suggesting it is landing. The plane is mostly white, with blue "Air Littoral" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail has the blue outline of a circle, with 3 stylised blue flying birds inside. Grass fills the foreground, with more grass on the other side of the runway leading up to trees in the distance, with the fuselage of an old 3 engined jet airliner looking rather forlorn in front of them. Above it all, the sky is a flat grey.
F-GIO_, Fokker F100, Air Littoral, about to touch down on Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time in the 1990s, as seen from car park 3.
Notice the Trident looking rather sorry for itself on the fire dump.

Rear-side view of a twin engined bizjet taxiing from right to left and slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a light and dark green stripe running along the body, just under the cabin windows. There is some indistinct green writing on the upper forward fuselage, in English towards the front, and in Arabic towards the middle. The engine pods have the registration "HZ-MS3" in black. Grass fills most of the foreground, with more grass and taxiways filling the rest of the frame.
HZ-MS3, Grumman G-1159A Gulfstream III, at London Heathrow, as seen from Car Park 2, some time in the 1990s.


The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and a thin red and black stripe running along the fuselage, just under the passenger cabin windows. The tail has the registration "HB-IEH" at the base in black, and a thick red stripe across the middle, with a large white cross in the middle, representing the Swiss flag. In the background, grass runs off to trees vanishing into haze in the far distance.
HB-IEH, Boeing 737-2V6(A), Petrolair, at Geneva Cointrin, 29th October 1993.