Royal Navy jet performs low pass over Leeds Bradford Airport

The Royal Navy Hawk plane
The Royal Navy Hawk plane

Passengers at Leeds Bradford Airport spotted an unusual sight above the runways yesterday.

They were treated to a low pass by a Royal Navy-operated Hawk fighter plane.

The aircraft performed a low pass over the runway

The aircraft performed a low pass over the runway

The aircraft, which is the same model used by the RAF's Red Arrows display team, came from RAF Leeming.

The Navy uses Hawks in a support and training role as part of simulated combat exercises involving ships of the fleet.

Photos by Andrew Easby.

The crew can be seen inside the cockpit

The crew can be seen inside the cockpit

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