Aviation Photo #2163548 Lockheed LC-130H Hercules (L-382) - USA - Air Force

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"Pride of Scotia" lining as "Reach 560". Belongs to 109th Airlift Squadron, based at NY.
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    João Toste
    USA - Air Force
    Lockheed LC-130H Hercules (L-382)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules (L-082/182/282/382/100)
    Lockheed
    382-5016
    83-0493
    Lajes (Terceira Island - Lajes) (BA4)
    Azores
    Portugal
    September 2012
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Anonymous
6 years ago
Are these skiis..... for snow landing?
Anonymous
6 years ago
Gotta love the Antarctic airlift!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Nice shot, I know what the skids are used for but I wonder how can they be retracted in ?
Anonymous
5 years ago
The 109th Airlift Wing provides airlift for Arctic and Antarctic missions:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/109th_Airlift_Wing

~Vik
Anonymous
5 years ago
Yes, is for landing in snow icing places!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Yes, for landing in snow.
Anonymous
5 years ago
An excellent catch. Yes the skis are for snow landings in the Arctic. May want to check though. The aircraft is from the New York ANG and I believe its the 109th Airlift Wing from Stratton ANG base in Schenectady, NY not the 139th.

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