Ski130 | USAF LC-130R

Because it’s a C-130 but on skis, get it?

I’ll see myself out



This aircraft is one of ten modified C-130s fitted with skis for Antarctic use. They even have rocket mounts for assistance in high-elevation takeoff.

I was originally waiting for an Amazon 767 flying in to bring parts (I assume) for another Amazon 767 which diverted here a few days ago due to an engine failure. However, that second 767 flew halfway in from Allentown and then hooked a 180 and diverted to Baltimore, oddly enough. I was pretty disappointed until my friend spotted this LC-130R on ADSB in the area. Sure enough, it went in for some pattern work.

Please excuse the quality, the south side of Rochester airport doesn’t have a single streetlight, so I had to rocket the ISO.


Raw Photo

Very detailed I know

f/4.5 1/25 ISO6400 @ 110 mm



Equipment

Nikon D7500
Tamron 100-400 mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
Nikon AF-P DX 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR (OLD)
Tamron SP 45 mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (OLD)
Manfrotto Element Tripod

Previous Topics

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Shiny Metal, Silhouettes, and Memories | CYYZ Spotting | February 22nd, 2020
[BA A35K] Deice Shots @ CYYZ | December 1st, 2019
Cathay & Air France Inaugural [A350] | October 27th, 2019
New Angles: Spotting @ CYYZ | October 27th, 2019
Arrivals, Departures, and Night Shots | CYYZ Spotting September 1st & 2nd, 2019
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | PART 2
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | July 27th, 2019
AIR DRAKE visits Toronto | July 27th, 2019
Lufthansa A350’s Inaugural Flight @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Snow Storm Spotting @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Boxing Day Spotting @ CYYZ | Featuring Hainan Red Kung Fu Panda | All Heavies
New Camera Equipment | 5 Shots from CYYZ | November 25th, 2018
6 More Quick Shots @ CYYZ | October 20th, 2018
Spotting Session @ CYYZ | A Few Quick Pics
CYYZ Runway 5 Movements | September 8th, 2018 | Spotter Advice Requested!
CYYZ | Runway 23 (Airport Road) Arrivals | August 24th, 2018 | Featuring a Surprise Visitor!
CYYZ RWY 5 Arrivals @ Dixie Road - 5/6/18

Greater Rochester International

How is it Sunny in Winter? Spotting @ KROC
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A Special, A Classic, A Sunset | Rochester Spotting
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Airside with a 727 Freighter | June 29th, 2020
Two Smoky FedEx 767 Landings @ KROC | June 2020
Spotting A Community Member @ KROC | June 14th, 2020

Other Canadian Airports

A Beautiful Sunset | Spotting @ CYVR | August 31st, 2019
[WESTJET 787] Golden Hour @ CYYC | August 27th, 2019
YUL Spotting | April 7th, 2019

Other American Airports

Sports Charter Finale | December - January @ KBUF
Indianapolis Colts’ Private 737-700 BBJ
November Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF
October Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF
September Sports Services | Chartered Heavies @ KBUF
[MORE TO LOVE] Seattle Spotting Part 2 | August 24th, 2019
Sea-Tac Spotting Part 1 | August 24th, 2019
[DREAMLIFTER] Spotting @ KPAE | August, 23rd, 2019
[ALL HEAVIES] Spotting @ KJFK | August 17th, 2019
JFK Spotting [PART 2] | June 28th, 2019
JFK Spotting [ALL HEAVIES] | June 28th, 2019
Miami Spotting | 2/17/19

Other International Airports

Hot Air Balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley | December 28th, 2019
Afternoon Departures @ Melbourne Tullamarine [YMML] | December 27th, 2019
Sydney Finale | YSSY Spotting Part 4
I woke up at 4:30 AM for this | YSSY Spotting Part 3 | December 26th, 2019
Afternoon Heavy Rush @ YSSY | December 25th, 2019
[QANTAS 747] Dusk Pans at Sydney [YSSY] | December 23rd, 2019
Munich/Singapore Gate Spotting + In-Flight Pictures
Spotting at ZRH/LSZH | July 15th, 2019

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AndrewWu’s 2020 Spotting Year In Review | Part 2
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A Complete Guide To Aviation Photography [2020]
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Thanks For Viewing

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i’m gonna call you a farmer from now on with all that grain

nice shot mr wu

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Call me a farmer b/c I get that bread 🥖

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If I’m being quite honest, I like the raw more except for the crop and horizon

Understandable I guess

JP worthy shot right there. Nice.
Ngl, i didnt know this existed

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⛷+✈️= That

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JP would take one look at it and ban me off the platform.

It would’ve been cooler if he just landed on skis in the snow next to the runway

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You’ll never know unless you try

No thanks, I choose acceptance ratio

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you know you can make oatmeal with all that grain😳

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If I don’t even know what it is how can I make it?

Nice shots.

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it’s oats+ a meal!

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You could make oatmeal with all that grain

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Stolen joke

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You could make Oatmeal with all that grain.


Lol, great photo! If it weren’t for the grain it would be incredible!

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Unfortunately I’m too poor to afford a full frame so nothing I can do about that, I thought it was worth sharing though

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Photoshop can’t fix these ones.

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though it’s grainier than a rice field, nice photo
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