Photo of the Day 13th November 2023

F-GDRM, Douglas DC-8-73, Air Evasion-Aire d'Evasions, at Manchester Airport, some time in 1993.
F-GDRM, Douglas DC-8-73, Air Evasion-Aire d’Evasions, at Manchester Airport, some time in 1993.

The plane is mostly white, with a grey belly, and an orange and blue cheatline running along the body, with blue "Hapag-Lloyd" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The tail is orange, with a rather angular capital letter "H" in the middle, looking similar to a double arrow head. In the background, taxiways give way to grass and a long runway, with more grass and trees beyond that, under a grey sky.
D-AHLR, Boeing 737-4K5, Hapag-Lloyd, at Hamburg Airport, 26th October 1993.


Side view of a high-winged, 4 engined jet airliner taxiing from right to left and slightly away from the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a large dark blue splotch slightly overlaid by a smaller red splotch on the rear fuselage, with a smaller version on the lower fuselage, over the main landing gear doors. The same design is repeated on the tail, but with the red splotch replaced with a red quadrilateral containing a white cross, and with the addition of a circle of golden stars in the top right of the blue splotch. IN the background, a circular terminal building sits, surrounded by white mobile airstairs and grey luggage containers.
HB-IXF, British Aerospace Avro RJ85, Crossair, at Geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.


Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner being towed from left to right by a small, white tug attached to the nosewheel. The plane is mostly white, with large, billboard styule blue "AOM" titlesd on the forward fuselage, with a red line over the top, a design which eppears in a smaller form on the tail. In the background, a smaller jet airliner with a similar logo on the forward fuselage is in the top left corner in fr4ont of a large, 2 storey grey building nect to a grey tower, it's tail obscured by this plane's tail. The nose of anothjer plane, white with a yellow stripe and "EAS" titles, is just coming in to frame on the right. Grass and trees lead off into the distance, slowly vanishing in to mist.
F-BTDM, Douglas DC10-30, AOM, under tow at Paris Orly, either 1993 or 1996.


Side view of a single enginend light aircraft parked facing to the left. The plane is mostly white, with a yellow cheatline outlined in black running along the body, overlaid with the black registration "G-ATLB" on the rear fuselage, the registration repeated on the tail. The fixed main landing gear have white spats covering most of the wheel, with a pair of yellow stripes running from front to back. The top of the engine cowling is painted matte black, in front of the large glazed cockpit canopy. In the backgrounjd, other planes and a helicopter are arranged on display, with crowds of people moving past them, behind metal barriers. A dismal grey sky fills the rest of the frame.
G-ATLB, Jodel DR1050M Excellence, on static display at Finningley Air Show, some time in the 1990s.