Photo of the Day 10th November 2023

Side view of a single engined light aircraft flying from left to right at a low altitude. The plane is mostly white, with a red and yellow cheatline running along the body, with the registration "G-BLTW" overlaid in black on the rear fuselage. The tail is white, with a yellow-red-yellow stripe running from front to back. The planes cockpit has a large bubble canopy, with the sun reflecting strongly off the front. In the background, grey cloud fills the frame, with hints of blue peeking through.
G-BLTW, Slingsby T67 Firefly, on final approach to Runway 24 Manchester Airport, as seen from the Airport Hotel, some time after April 1994.

Side view of a twin engined light aircraft moving from left to right along a runway. The plane is almost entirely red, with a white cheatline running along the body, with small white "Merlix Air" titles on the upper rear fuselage, and larger white registration "G-TAPE" on the lower fuselage. On the red tail, there is an image of a red apple, outlined in white, above the white number "118". Grass fills the foreground, with more grass in the background leading up to a grey hangar on the left and a low black building on the right, with trees behind, under a bright but hazy sky.
G-TAPE, Piper PA-23-250 Aztec D, taking off before the start of the annual Fighter Meet airshow at North Weald, some time in the 1990s.

 

Side view of a high-winged, twin propellor engined airliner parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a silver belly, and black "Jersey European" titles on the lower fuselage. There is a large triangle made up of diagonal black, yellow, orange, umber, and red stripes of various lengths on the forward fuselage, and a slightly smaller version on the tail. concrete apron fills the foreground, with grass in the background leading off into the distance, with a low brush covered hill meeting bright sky.
G-JEAF, Fokker F27-500RF, Jersey European, at East Midlands Airport, 29th April 1992.