Aireborough Historical Society

Air France Concorde 1986

Aire France Concorde Crowds 1986
Aire France Concorde Crowds 1986
Title
Air France Concorde Crowds
Date 2nd August 1986
Location Yeadon
Photo ID
N105 + N106 & C198 which was donated by Sam Skinner
Comment
Top: Crowds of people on Cemetery Road waiting for the arrival of Concorde at Leeds Bradford Airport.
The first flight in was made by Air France to/from Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris, all other flights were made by British Airways operating to/from London Heathrow with some local short pleasure trips flying super-sonic over the North Sea.

Middle: An excited group watching from a good vantage point on Cemetery Road to see Concorde fly into Leeds Bradford Airport.
The man standing at the Cemetery gate on the left was Alfred Hudson of Milton Terrace, Yeadon.   

Bottom: The supersonic aircraft Concorde is flying over "Caraland", this was a caravan sales which was situated at the junction of Victoria Avenue (Harrogate Road) and Bayton Lane.
It is now the site of Stoops Premier Inn (June 2014).
 

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