Aireborough Historical Society

Air France Concorde 1986

Air France Concorde
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Air France Concorde
Date 2nd August 1986
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
FB186 + FB187 + FB188 Images Donated by Phil Walker & Fb238 Image Donated by Andy Bodkin
Top: 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.

Upper Middle: Air France Concorde on it's first flight to Leeds Bradford Airport.

Lower Middle: 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.

Bottom: 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.


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