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Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:53 pm

Landing gear doors replaced with snowskids... NY Air Guard's LC-130 rigged for Antarctica.
http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/03/0 ... ep-freeze/
Looks like a C-130H, based on the flight deck instrument panel.
 
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Re: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:21 pm

Buffalo does get a lot of snow. However these LC-130s are based in Schenectady, New York with the 109th Airlift Wing and are used for landing in the far reaches of the North like Greenland and on surfaces in the extreme south like Antarctica. Nothing to do with Buffalo.
 
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Re: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:38 pm

RW... the Buffalo allusion was intended as humour. There needs to be some skid-equipped Hercules in the USAF... and an AG unit in a northern state is logical. Do MN or AK AGs have any?
 
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Re: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:50 pm

WPvsMW wrote:
RW... the Buffalo allusion was intended as humour. There needs to be some skid-equipped Hercules in the USAF... and an AG unit in a northern state is logical. Do MN or AK AGs have any?

No. The 109th is the only unit with ski equipped C 130s.
 
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Re: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:30 am

This is an old cartoon from the winter of 1977, when Buffalo was absolutely socked with snow.

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Re: Does Buffalo get that much snow? NYAG LC-130 tour

Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:14 pm

And, considering the planes were designed to support the Greenland DEW Line, NY was a good location. Now, they support the NSF in Antarctica, it’s a long positioning flights. Yes, new-build H-models.

Strangely, I once shared the ramp at Pago Pago with one of the ski-birds. Both crews being from the Northeast, we had friends (I knew their recently departed squadron commander), so standing around chatting halfway ‘round the world.

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