Photo of the Day 11th 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 bottom half, with red cheatlines running along the body, and red "Lauda" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail has a pair of red capital letter "L"s, one nestled in the angle of the other. In the background, a red and white metal barrier seperates two taxiways, with grass beyond that.
OE-ILG, Boeing 737-3Z9, Lauda Air, at London Gatwick, some time in the 1990s.

Low side view of an over-sized 3 propellor engined cargo plane flying from left to right at a low altitude with undercarriage lowered and flaps extended from the rear of the wings, suggesting it is just about to land.. The plane has bulbous upper fuselage, much wider than the lower fuselage. The plane is mostly in a bare metal finish, with a yellow, orange, red, and dark blue cheatline running along the body just where the upper fuselage extends outwards, with black "Airbus Skylink" just above it.There is a large, black number "3" on the tail, and another on the planes nose, just above the cockpit. In the background, grey sky fills the rest of the frame.
F-GDSG/3, Aero-Spacelines 377SGT Super Guppy, Airbus Skylink, on final approach to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, as seen from the junction of Ringway Road and Shadowmoss Road, some time in the 1990s.


Side view of a single engined light aircraft parked on grass facing to the left. The plane is a light, sandy brown, with a cheatline made up of 2 slightly darker shades of brown running along the body, a design repeated on the tail, and on the spats covering the fixed landing gear wheels. The registration "G-KITE" is overlaid on the cheatlkine on the rear fuseelage in the same light sandy brown. In the background, a collection of other light aircraft are clustered around, mostly on the left of the frame, mostly facing to the right, with a white car on the right of the frame. In the distance several brown brick buildings can be see, one of which has scaffolding around it, , with a red metal frame for the roof of another off to the left, in front of some trees. above everything else, grey sky fills the rest of the frame.
G-KITE, Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, at Manchester Barton, some time in the 1990s.