Arctic Herc in Shannon

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Anhedral
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Arctic Herc in Shannon

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This week saw the transit of an polar LC-130H Hercules from the NY Air Guard. Not too common in Europe and only the 2nd in 10 years that I have seen in Shannon. This one apparently went to Landsberg in Germany and is now transitting back to the USA.

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Arriving in terrible light on Sunday eve
Image83-0491 LC-130H NY ANG by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

Image83-0491 LC-130H NY ANG by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

Departing on Monday in much better conditions
Image83-0491 LC-130H NY ANG by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

Image830491 LC-130H NY ANG by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

A couple of other visitors recently included a pair of Ramstein C-130's, one being transferred to the 374AW at Yokota, Japan
Image07-7809/RS C-130 USAFE by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

Image088604/YJ C130J USAF, 374AW by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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Very nice a rare spot indeed :clap: :clap:
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Love it, nice one...

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Nice one, good pics..

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Great pics of a rare beast indeed! It must land almost completely level - there's not a lot of clearance under them there skids is there?!
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Very nice set. I love #1.

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Was there another one that came through Monday. 83-0493?
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Georgeconna wrote:Was there another one that came through Monday. 83-0493?


Yes 83-0493 arrived Monday evening and departed Tue morning.
I am informed that this one was at RIAT in 2004

Image830493 LC-130H NY Air Guard by Paul Nelhams, on Flickr

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Nice Catch again Paul. Must take a trip to SNN again, Been 3 years since my last visit. Theres a model show in the Aviation centre on Saturday but thanks to Knackers turning up Tuesday am at the parents gaf I need to set up to Security Measures around the house so wont make it. :mad:
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Lovely Skier Paul, 83-0493 did attend RIAT 2004, the last time one attended,

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