Photo of the Day 14th November 2023

Side view of a twin propellor-engined airliner flying from left to right at a low altitude with it's undercarriage lowered. The plane is almost entirely white, with a large blue splotch overlaid with a smaller red splotch on the rear fuselage, the same design repeated on the tail, but with the red splotch squared off and with a large white cross in the middle, and the blue splotch having a ring of gold stars in the top left corner. There are blue "Crossair" titles on the upper forward fuselage. In the background, blue sky with wisps of white fill the rest of the frame.
HB-IZY, Saab 2000, Crossair, on final approach to Runway 24 at Manchester Airport, some time after May 1997.

Almost head on view of a high-winged, twin propellor-engined airliner, parked on concrete slabs on grass and mud, facing slightly to the left of the camera. The plane is mostly white, with a thin red and thick blue sheatline running along the body from the nose.The tip of the nosecone is painted black, while the tips of the propellors are painted yellow. There is a set of metal steps positioned by the forward door on the planes left side. In the foregroundthe wing of another plane fills the top of the frame. In the background, a sandy brown building with a grey roof is on the left of the frame, with a grey concrete structure that is under construction fills the rest of the frame.
PH-FCX, Fokker F27-100MP, on dissplay outside the Aviodome museum at Amsterdam Schipol, 14th November 1992.


Side view of a twin engined, World War 2-era jet fighter aircraft parked facing to the left. The plane has grey and olive green camoflage on the upper surfaces of the body, wings, engines, and tail, with the rest in a light grey, apart from the nose cone, which is a gloss black. There is a square, red, white, and blue fin flash on the top of the tail, and a large blue, white, and red roundel on the rear fuselage.. Ther serial "WM167" is on the rear fuselage in black. There is a large black tarpaulin cover over the cockpit, secured by straps running under the body. In the background, a mass of cars, trucks, and parked aeroplanes stretches into the distance, eventually giving way trees, hedges, and fields, which exztend to the horizon, where they meet the grey sky.
WM167/G-LOSM, Gloster Meteor NF.11, in Royal Air Force colours, at the annual North Weald Fighter Meet, some time in the early 1990s.


Closeup of the tail of a jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a pair of red cheatlines running along the middle of the body. The registration "N601TW" is on the upper rear fuselage in red. The tail is white, with red splotch in the middel containing the white letters "TWA", with a small, reversed United States flag just above. In the background, taxiways and runways lead off intop the distancewith trees in the distance slowly vanishing into the hazy grey sky.
N601TW, Boeing 767-231, TWA Trans World Airlines, at Dusseldorf Airport, either 1993 or 1996.


Close up of the tail of a jet airliner taxiing from right to left. The plane is almost entirely white, with a series of 6 interlocking, multi-coloured rings in red, blue, yellow, and black on the tail, with the registration "SX-BED" on the rear fuselage under the tail. In the background, taxiways and a runway are seperated by yellowy-brown grass, with a large brown building beyoind that, under a grim grey sky.
SX-BED, Airbus A300B4-203, Olympic Airways, in a “temporary” all-white colour scheme, at London Heathrow, some time in the late 1990s.


Close up of the tail of a 3 engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage, taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a thin green and red cheatline running along the bodywith a thicker red stripe coming from the front and sweeping up over the centre engine air intake, and the registration "7T-VEP" on the engine intake in white. The side-mounted engines have "Boeing 727" titles in black There is the outline of a red circle on the tail, with a stylised flying red bird in the middle, and the letter "P" at the top of the tail. In the background, a row of busses are lined up, all facing towards the camera, on the far side of the taxiway.
7T-VEP, Boeing 727-2D6/Adv, Air Algerie, at Paris Orly, either 1993 or 1996.


Closeup of the tail of a jet airliner parked facing just off to the right of the camera. the plane is mostly white, with an orange, red, and blue cheatline running along the body, and the registration "N645UA" on the upper forward fuselage in black, the last 2 letters cut off by the side of the frame. The tail is white, with a large letter "U" which looks too be shaped from a piece of ribbon, red and orange on one side, blue on the other. There is a small hatch open on the upper rear fuselage, in the middle of the join with the tail. In the background, taxiways and a runway are seperated by grass, with a large grey building on the far side, and trees on a hill beyond that, meeting hazy grey clouds.
N645UA, Boeing 767-322ER, United Airlines, at Zurich Kloten, either 1993 or 1996.


Close up of the tail of a very large jet airliner parked facing to the right. The plane has a white top section with golden yellow belly, and a deep purple cheatline seperating the 2 sections, covering the lower deck cabin windows. The tail is the same deep purple, with a stylised golden flying bird, and a bright yellow stripe on the rear edge. Behind is the tail of a similar plane with a white fuselage and red tail, overlaid with an image of a white kangaroo. Beyond that is a white plane with green cheatline and tail, with 2 horizontal stripes running along the tail, then another white plane with a red tail, then a smaller white oplane with orange and gold stripes and "Air 2000" titles on the tail, and finally a pair of bare metal planes with red and blue "AA" titles on the tails, with trees beyond them.
A line up of tails parked on Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport – 9V-SM_ or -SP_, Boeing 747-412, Singapore Airlines, VH-OJK, Boeing 747-438, Qantas, VR-HUE, Boeing 747-467, Cathay Pacific, C-GAVA, Boeing 767-233, Air Canada, an unidentified Airbus A320 of Air 2000, and a pair of unidentified Boeing 767’s of American Airlines.