Photo of the Day 21st November 2023

Side view of a 4 engined cargo plane taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a red, orange, and yellow cheatline swooping down from above the forward fuselage, then running along the middle of the body, with white "Iberia Cargo" titles overlaid towards the front. The tail is white, with the large letters "IB" in red and yellow, respectively, , and the registratyion "EC-EMO" at the top of the tail. In the background, a large grey hangar with blue "British Airways" titles fills the right side of the frame, with a brown brisk tower with a glazed top floor on the right, next to a low building with large red glazed doors and a white roof. Behind that, a large, green, metal box-like structure reaches into the grey sky.
EC-EMD, Douglas DC8-62F, Iberia Cargo, taxiing to the cargo apron at Manchester Airport, 15th January 1996.

Closeup of the tail of a jet airliner taxiing from left to right. The plane is mostly white, with a bright yellow belly that sweeps up to fill the rear of the tail, with a black cheatline seperating the 2 colours. There is a logo in a white circle on the tail involving a large crescent, a pair of upraised arms, a pair of wings, and the roof of a tent with a flag on the top, all in a mauve colour with white highlights and some white writing in an arabic script. In the background, grass leads off to masses of trees in the far distance, slowly vanishig in to haze, under a grey sky.
V8-RB_, Boeing 767-33AER, Royal Brunei, at Frankfurt Airport, either 1993 or 1996.


G-VMNK, Airbus A330-223, Virgin Atlantic, lining up on Runway 23Left for takeoff, at Manchester Airport, 12th October 2019.
Closeup of the tail of a jet airliner taxiing from right to left.
The plane is mostly white, with a vivid red tail and upturned wingtip.
The tail has large white “Virgin” titles in a pseudo-handwritten font, and the white letters “NK” in the top rear corner.
In the background, a terminal building can be seen under the tail, with several planesparked in front, all distorted by the heat pumping out of the engines, as if looking at it through jelly.
A vivid, and uncharacteristically Mancunian, blue sky with occasional wisps of white or grey cloud fills the rest of the frame.