Thanks for the memories: One of the world's biggest planes leaves Leeds Bradford Airport

One of the world's biggest aircraft departed Leeds Bradford Airport this weekend - and scores of plane spotters came out to say goodbye.

Monday, 14th May 2018, 10:19 am
Updated Monday, 14th May 2018, 10:51 am
PIC: Andrew Easby

The Boeing Globemaster C17 transport plane, operated by the Canadian Air Force, arrived at LBA on Friday evening as part of a week of military training exercises.

These stunning photos were taklen by photographer Andrew Easby.

He said: “Hundreds waited over three hours for it to depart. The crew did a lap of the runway for the crowds before performing a short take off and keeping low past the crowds.”

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The C17 will now head to RAF Brize Norton for further exercises.

Running until May 18, a week-long military training event is being held at Leeds Bradford Airport.

A spokesman for Leeds Bradford Airport said: “From 11-18th May, LBA will be hosting a Military training week with aircraft from the UK and overseas operating at the airport. Look to the skies for some unusual visitors.”

Follow @AndrewEasby1 on Twitter for more aircraft photography and video footage throughout the week.