Photo of the Day 5th November 2023

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane has a white top half with a grey belly, seperated with a thick light blue stripe with thinner yellow and red stripes at the bottom, and a dark blue stripe at the top, sweeping up in to the tail. There are blue "Olympic" titles on the upper fuselage. In the background, a grey terminal with yellow airbridges, some attached to grey planes, is on the upper right of the frame, and with a couple of hangars, one blue, one brown, with some bizjets parked in front. Hi-rise buildings in the distance dominate the left of the frame, under a grey sky.
SX-BEI, Airbus A300B4-103, Olympic Airways, at London Heathrow, some time in the 1990s.

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left and away from the camera at a misty airport. The plane has a dark blue top half and a light grey belly, with a thin white stripe seperating the 2 sections. There are white "British Midland" titles on the upper forward fuselage, just behind the red letters "BM", with a white diamond in the angle of the "M". A larger version of that logo appears on the tail. The registration "G-OBMX" appears on the upper rear fuselage in white, with "Boeing 737-500" titles on the lower rear fuselage in black. Black taxiways fill most of the rest of the frame, with occasional large patches of grass.
G-OBMX, Boeing 737-59D, British Midland, at a rather misty Amsterdam Schipol, 5th November 1993.


Side view of a 4 propellor-engined cargo plane facing to the right. The plane has a white top and a grey belly, with a black and red stripe running along the body from under the nose, sweeping up in to the lower part of the tail. The top of the tail is also red. There are black "Air Bridge" titles on the upper mid fuselage. There is a long pole dropping vertically from under the rear fuselage, touching the ground. In the background, a large grey hangar with brown brick side walls fills the rest of the frame.
G-APET, Vickers 953C Merchantman, parked on the freight apron at Manchester Airport, some time in the early 1990s.
Notice the “pogo stick” under the tail, to help balance the plane during cargo loading/unloading.