Photo of the Day 15th November 2023

Side view of a 3 engined jet airliner with the engines mounted on the rear fuselage taxiing from right to left, The plane has a white top half and bare metal lower half, seperated by a blue cheatline running over the passenger cabin windows. There are blue "Lufthansa" titles on the upper forward fuselage, and black "Boeing 727" titles on the side mounted engine pods. The tail is a dark blue, with a large yellow circle containing a blue bird with wings outstretched flying from right to left, abnd the registration "D-ADPI" on the centre engine intake. Concrete apron fills most of the rest of the frame, with a couple of white airbridges sticking out, one of which at the top of the frame has a white plane with a blue and white tail attached. In the distance, right at the top of the frame, a red, brown, and white building is at the edge of the apron, with trees behind under a light pink sky.
D-ADPI, Boeing 727-230, Lufthansa, at Manchester Airport, some time in the early 1990s, taken at a fairly extreme angle to try and fit the whole thing in – I had borrowed a pentax SLR with a 70-210 zoom from a friend, and could really have done with a 50mm (possibly a 35mm!) lens for this shot from this point.

Side view of a twin propellor engined airline taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a blue cheatline swooping over the wing and up into the tail, where there is a white logo that looks like the letters "X" and "E" smooshed together. There are blue "Air Exel Commuter" titles on the upper fuselage. Pale grey apron fills the foreground, with black taxiways and grass stretching out into the distance in the background.
PH-XLB, Embraer EMB-120RT Brasilia, Air Exel Commuter, at Amsterdam Schipol, 15th November 1992.


Side view of a twin propellor-engined airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with wa blue and black cheatline running along the body., and red "Crossair" titles on the upper forward fuselage. The rear fuselage and tail are red, with a white cross in the middle. The registration "HB-AKD" is on the upper rear fuselage in black. In the background, large grassed areas are bisected by a runway, with a grey building in the far distance with bizjets and light aircraft on eiither side.
HB-AKD, Saab SF340B, Crossair, at Geneva Cointrin, either 1993 or 1996.