Currently all LC-130 aircraft are operated by the New York Air National Guard and are based at the Air National Guard’s facility at Schenectady County Airport. There are two versions. Seven aircraft are LC-130H-2 (Three of these were Navy LC-130R from VXE-6 converted to LC-130H-2). Three are LC-130H-3.
The aircraft are equipped with retractable skis allowing them to land on snow, ice and conventional runways. They have provisions for JATO rockets, that are used when the LC-130 operates from rough, unprepared snow surfaces or when shorter takeoff runs are needed.