Leeds & Bradford Airport

Runway Construction LBA 1982
Title Runway Construction
Date 1982
Location Yeadon
Photo ID U362
Comment Construction of new road layout necessary for the Leeds Bradford Airport runway extension. Donated by Andrew Emsley.
Runway Construction LBA 1982

U363 – LBA Construction, 1982.

Leeds & Bradford Runway Construction – 1982

More photographs of this construction are available if required through the archive room at AHS.

Air France Concorde 1986

FB186 – Air France Concorde, 1986.

Air France Concorde – 1986

The first Air France Concorde flight into Leeds Bradford Airport, it was estimated that 60,000 people were in Yeadon and the immediate area to see the historic event.

Images Donated by Phil Walker.

Air France Concorde 1986

FB238 – Air France Concorde, 1986.

Air France Concorde – 1986

The first flight in of Air France Concorde Reg F-BTSD.
It is estimated that as many as 60,000 people gathered to watch this historic aircraft fly in for the first time.
Brown’s farm alongside the runway opened fields for car parking and viewing areas.
This photo was taken from the wall of the cemetery (Cemetery Road) as the aircraft was turning.
In the background are the refurbished AVRO sheds.

Donated by Andy Bodkin.

Air France Concorde 1986

FB188 – Air France Concorde, 1986.

Air France Concorde – 1986

The arrival of the Air France Concorde into Leeds Bradford Airport found Yeadon thronged with an estimated 60,000 people.
Subsequent Concorde flights into the airport always brought a crowd of enthusiastic plane-spotters to admire the aircraft.

Air France Concorde 1986

FB187 – Air France Concorde, 1986.

Air France Concorde – 1986

Air France Concorde on it’s first flight to Leeds Bradford Airport.

Air France Concorde 1986

U285 – Air France Concorde, 1986.

Air France Concorde – 1986

Leaving LBA.

British Airways Concorde 1987

N203 – British Airways Concorde, 1987.

British Airways Concorde – 1987

25th April 1987: British Airways Concorde on it’s first flight into LBA, it had been preceded by a visit from the French Concorde on August 2nd 1986.

Donated by Howard German.

British Airways Concorde 1987

N203 – British Airways Concorde, 1987.

British Airways Concorde – 1987

Concorde on the runway at Leeds Bradford Airport, the first of many pleasure flights on the supersonic aircraft operated by British Airways for the Concorde experience.

Donated by Howard German.

Concorde Controls Undated

S181 – Concorde Controls, Undated.

Concorde Controls – Undated

Inside the pilot’s cockpit as pre-departure checks are being made showing the controls.

Photo not dated but Concorde flew into Leeds Bradford Airport from 1986 until a final visit in 2003.

Donated by Howard German.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance 2013

FB428 – Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 2013.

Yorkshire Air Ambulance – 2013

13th June 2013: The air ambulance had been dispatched from Leeds Bradford Airport to attend to a casualty who had fallen off a BMX bike.
The BMX track is out of view on the left, bystanders were surprised when the helicopter landed on Tarnfield Park.

Image donated by Kelly Chadwick.

Red Arrows 2014

F178 – Red Arrows, 2014.

Red Arrows – 2014

5th July 2014: Photo taken from Greenlea Avenue, Yeadon by Andrew Bodkin, the Red Arrows had done a fly past over Harewood House as part of the Le Grand Depart celebrations marking the beginning of the Yorkshire leg of the Tour De France.

Spitfire 2015

Z279 – Spitfire, 2015.

Spitfire – 2015

The donor of this image Chris Rumbold provided the text:

“The Spitfire is between Multiflight west and Multiflight east apron on taxiway G.

It was a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft, however, I think it is a later Mk that didn’t fly during the Battle itself.

Mk 16 if I had to guess, it visited LBA on 28.7. 15.

The pilot had used Multiflight flying school to convert to a civilian instrument rating and it more or less popped in to say hello”.

Andy Wilson supplied the following information “It is a Spitfire Mk XV1 (Clip Wing) TE311, was built at Castle Bromwich in 1945 and taken on charge by the Air Ministry on the 8th of June, being delivered to No. 39 MU Colerne on 16th June “.

Consolidated by Jack Brayshaw. 17 October 2021.
Last updated: 18 October 2021.

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