Print Sizes Available:
- Large: 17 x 13"
- Small: 11 x 8.5"
Illustrated and signed by by: Eric Lian
California Highway Patrol GA8 Airvan "AIR-23" N148HP is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph). Meticulously detailed, the Airvan is set against the CHP badge, and the description text is bordered by the CHP patch and the unit insignia.
Perfect for award presentations, the office or home, or as a gift for that aviation fan.
Printed on high quality, heavy weight Luster paper using a 12-color pigmented, archival ink system.
- Edition Size: Open
- Paper Type: Heavy Weight Luster
- Ink Type: Lucia EX Archival Pigment
- Illustrated by: Eric Lian
- Published and printed by: Lian Media
The description on the print states:
N148HP is a GA8-TC-320 Airvan operated by the Valley Division Air Operations Unit and based at Auburn airport (KAUN) in Auburn, California. The Valley Division covers what is known as “Gold Rush Country” and the four major highways that traverse the area including Interstate 80, Interstate 5, US 50, State Route 99, and thousands of miles of state and county roads.
The division operates two helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft and provides assistance with pursuits, suspect search, search and rescue, medevac, traffic enforcement, traffic congestion relief, stolen vehicle recoveries, and surveillance.
The aerial platform’s crew includes a CHP Officer/Pilot and a CHP Officer/Flight Officer and is available 24/7 to assist with pursuit and traffic management, surveillance, aerial photography and mapping. It is also available for personnel and blood and organ transport, fire detection, and to assist other law enforcement agencies as needed. On-board equipment includes a retractable, high-definition L3 Wescam MX-15 IR imaging system deployed in flight and operated by the Flight Officer from the rear compartment, a Rhotheta multi-band radio direction finder to detect stolen vehicles equipped with anti-theft transponders, and multiple scanners and radios to monitor and communicate with the personnel and agencies it is actively supporting.