The Boeing C17 Globemaster touched down in the city from Canada as part of a military training week.
Dozens of plane spotters lined the runway boundary to catch a glimpse of the plane on its arrival.
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.”