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Yeadon (Leeds/Bradford)


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At 681 feet Leeds Bradford International is the highest airport in Britain.

Also known as: Leeds Bradford International Airport / RAF Yeadon / Yeadon Aerodrome
County: West Yorkshire
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened 17 October 1931
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/07/2013):

  • Bridgepoint Capital Limited
  • Leeds Bradford Spotters Group
  • Servisair
  • Premier Inn Leeds/Bradford Airport
  • The Aviation Academy
  • The Saltaire - bar and eatery
  • Travelodge Leeds Bradford Airport
  • Yeadon Library

Notable Past Associated Organisations:

  • AV Roe & Company (Avro)

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 AACU

    No 9 AEF

    No 20 EFTS

    No 23 GS

    No 51 Gp Comms Flight

    No 609 Sqn

    No 664 Sqn

    No 1964 Reserve AOP Flight

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    Yorkshire Territorial Flying Group

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