Leeds Bradford Airport is the home of the Leeds Flying School, the premier destination in West Yorkshire for booking flying lessons or flying experiences in a range of fantastic aircraft. With FlyDays, you can treat someone special in your life - or yourself - to a chance to fly above the clouds. And with our open gift vouchers available to use on our lessons and experiences we have available, your chance to get airborne may not set you back as much as you think.
Known by locals as Yeadon Airport, owing to its close proximity to the market town of the same name, Leeds Bradford Airport - or Leeds and Bradford Municipal Aerodrome as it was called for its first few years from inception - was first opened in October 1931.
Built on the old road that connected Bradford with Harrogate, it initially was a base for training and general aviation flights, with the 609 (West Riding) Squadron operating from the RAF Yeadon base nearby. At the outbreak of WWII in 1939, the North of the Aerodrome housed a shadow factory for constructing military aircraft by Avro.
Around 5,515 different aircraft were produced here during the war, including 4,500 Ansons, 250 Bristol Blenheims, 695 Lancaster Bombers, 45 Yorks and 25 Lincolns. Following its closure in December 1946, the Ministry of Civil Aviation gained control of the site - and many of the original hangars still exist at the airport to this day.
With commercial flights still operating in and out of the airport, Leeds Bradford Airport also now pays host to a variety of great flying experiences. This includes some exciting helicopter packages, ranging from 6 to 25 mile long flights starting from £39.
Got someone in your life who’s a soaps addict? Our Emmerdale and York Sightseeing Flight is a perfect gift to surprise them with, as it will take you right over the set of the long running ITV soap, giving you the chance to see The Woolpack from the air, as well as the stunning Yorkshire dales surrounding it.
Take a flight even further North, and you can get to explore Newcastle-upon-Tyne, landmarked by the iconic Angel of the North, with our Newcastle Angel of the North Tour package for two.
Open gift vouchers are available for purchase which can be put towards any of our Leeds Bradford Airport flying experiences, or if you see an available date you like you can book directly onto it.
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