Photo of the Day 11th January 2024.

Side view of a large, bulbous, white twin engined jet cargo aircraft, flying from left to right at a low altitude, with flaps extended below the wings, but the undercarriage still tucked away, suggesting this is a low speed flyby at an airshow, with the obligatory grey Manchester sky filling the background.
F-GSTC/3, Airbus A300B4-608ST Super Transporter (Beluga), Airbus Transport International, performing a fly-by at Woodford Airshow, 6th June 1998, while on it’s way to nearby Chester to pick up wings for transporting to Toulouse.

Side view of a white, 3 engined jet airliner with a yellow tail, parked facing to the right, with some gate markers and a tall metal post in the foreground, and trees in the background, under a bright but cloudy sky.
XA-SYE, Douglas DC10-30, Taesa, waiting to be painted for it’s next operator at Manchester Airport, early 1997.

 

Side view of a red and white, 3 engined jet airliner being towed to the left by a red tug attached to the nose wheel, under a hazy grey cloud.
D-AERZ, McDonnell Douglas MD11, LTU, at Dusseldorf Airport, either 1993 or 1996.

 

Side view of a white and orange, single engined light aircraft taxiing from left to right, with grass in the background leading up to a wide river, with an industrial landscape on the far bank vanishing into bright haze.
G-LFSA, Piper PA-38-112 Tomahawk, Liverpool Flying School, at Liverpool Speke, some time in the early 1990s.

 

Side view of a white, 4 engined jet airliner, with a blue tail and the engines mounted in pairs on the rear fuselage, taxiing from right to left and turning slightly away from the camera.
YR-IRE, Ilyushin IL62M, Tarom, at Amsterdam Schipol, either 1992, 1993, or 1996.