A RAF Military plane flew over Bradford today.

The gigantic mass was spotted by Martin Walsh, who pictured it as it flew over the canal at Thackley at around 10am this morning.

He said: “I heard this noise and then saw the plane which followed the canal. I’ve never seen a plane that close.”

The RAF’s plane is much like its Canadian counterpart seen last Friday evening and over the weekend.

This Boeing C17 Globemaster III has the serial number ZZ176 and its callsign is "Ascot840".

Another viewer, Andrew Easby who lives next to the runway, said he saw the plane do a few circuits with low passes before landing at Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA).

Watch his video below of the landing.

Mr Easby added: “After waiting for commercial flights to leave the plane took off again and did more circuits over Leeds.”

Other planes have been spotted across the region recently as part of a military training week.

The plane’s main remits include: medical evacuation missions, airdrops and strategic airlift. It is used as a troop and/or cargo carrier and has the ability to depart and land on short runways.

Jordan Cameron, who had the pleasure of flying in the ZZ176 last February said: “Aircrew enjoy flying into and out of LBA due to its characteristics - it’s one of the UK’s highest airports. It has a relatively short and undulating runway, making it a little challenging for them, thus a great training facility.”

Keep an eye out for more planes across the rest of the week.