Photo of the Day 3rd November 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to right and slightly towards the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a dark blue belly, and thin blue and red stripes on the lower fuselage, and red "Istanbul Airlines" titles on the forward upper fuselage. The tail is dark blue, with a white circle containing an image of a red tulip. In the background, grass and taxiways fill the rest of the screen.
TC-AGA, Boeing 737-4Y0, Istanbul Airlines, at Manchester Airport, some time in the 1990s.

Side view of a military helicopter flying from left to right to land at a heliport. The helicopter is is mostly a drab brown, with a heavily glazed bulbous nose. and a singel engine mounted on the of the top of the fuselage. A long, thick tailbook holds a shrouded fan at the end instead of a normal tail rotor. The letters "ABD" are painted under the cockpit doors, with "Armee de Terre" on the tail boom, next to a red, white, and light blue roundel, outlined in yellow. In the background, a large, sandy-coloured hangar fills most of the frame, with a red helicopter parked in front right at the bottom, with trees and a large white building in the distance, under a hazy grey sky.
ABD, Aerospatiale SA.342M Gazelle, ALAT (French Army), about to land at Paris Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1st November 1993.


Side view of a 2 engined bizjet taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a thick line in light and dark greyand dark blue running along the fuselage and over the engines, as well as along the base of the tail. The registration "VR-CEE" is on the rear fuselage, immediately above and behind the engine pods. In the background, grass and taxiways/runways fill the rest of the frame.
VR-CEE, Rockwell Sabre 65, at London Heathrow, 3rd November 1994.