The Helicopter Collection

Idaho National Guard Black Hawks 858 859 California Fires

Print Sizes Available: 

  • Large: 17 x 13"
  • Small: 11 x 8.5"

Illustrated by: Eric Lian

Idaho National Guard Black Hawks 858 859 California Fires is a helicopter art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph or a screen capture from a flight sim game.) Meticulously detailed, the helicopters are bordered by National Guard logo, the American flag, and the Idaho state flag.

Perfect for award presentations, the office or home, or as a gift for that helicopter 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:

In the summer of 2020, the Idaho National Guard sent three UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and two-dozen personnel to assist in battling California wildfires in an area known as the North Complex. Black Hawk 811- painted as 858, and Black Hawk 010 - painted as 859, were based at Sacramento Mather Airport (KMHR) overnight, and Nevada County Airport (KGOO) during daylight hours.

The Idaho Army National Guard Aviation Group flight crews included pilots and crew chiefs along with essential maintenance and support personnel, as well as two flight paramedics augmenting California National Guard UH-60 MEDEVAC crews. They worked in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry (Cal Fire), the Cal Fire Manager flying onboard spotting from the left crew window, and national guard units from other states to battle massive fires that consumed more than 4 million acres.

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