Photo of the Day 9th November 2023

Side view of a high-winged, 4 propellor-engined cargo plane taxiing from right to left. The plane has white upper surfaces and grey sides and belly, with a blue, red, and blue cheatline running along the body, with "HeavyLift" titles in red and blue overlaid on both the front and rear fuselage. The tail is red, with a large capital latter "H", with a massive blue drop shadow. IN the background, grass and a black runway lead off to trees in the far distance, slowly vanishing into the haze that fills the rest of the frame.
G-HLFT, Shorts SC-5 Belfast C1, Heavylift, taxiing out to Runway 24 at a misty Manchester Airport, some time in the early 1990s.

Side view of a twin engined jhet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with an orange and gold cheatline running along the body before sweeping up into the tail. where it is overlaid with a golden circle containing the blue and red head of a bird. There are orange "Egyptair" titles on the upper fusel;age, in both English and Arabic, either side of an Egyptian flag. A smaller form of the bird logo from the tail is on the engine pods. A bright yellow mobile luggage belt is in the bottom middle of the frame, with a person in a yellow jacket leaning over it. A low brown building is on the middle left of the frame, partially obscured by this plane's tail, while a white plane with a blue tail is just moving out of the frame on the middle right. In the background, several planes are clustered arounhd a light brown hangar, vanishing in to the hazy greyt sky.
SU-BDF, Airbus A300B4-203, EgyptAir, at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.

 

Side view of a twin engined jet airliner taxiing from left to rigtht and slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with blue "Air France" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and the registration "F-GJNG" on the upper reaer fuselage. The tail is white, with a series of diagonal blue stripes, getting thinner as they move to the rear, and a single red stripe. In the backgrounhd, a line of grey and yellow lugage carts stretch across the middle right of the frame, with grey taxiways and grassed areas leading up to trees meeting the hazy grey sky in the distance.
F-GJNG, Boeing 737-528, Air France, at Geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.