Print Sizes Available:
- Standard: 17 x 13"
- Small: 11 x 8.5"
Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE FIREHAWK HEMET HELITACK “Copter 301” N486DF is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph or a screen capture from a flight simulator) Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the California bear and star, and the description text is bordered by the Cal Fire logo and the American and state flags.
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:
N486DF is a Sikorsky S-70i FIREHAWK medium-lift utility helicopter based in Riverside County at Hemet-Ryan Air Attack Base (KHMT) in Hemet, California. Its twin General Electric T700-701D turboshaft engines generate 3,880 shp powering the aircraft to a top speed of 224 mph (360 kph), a service ceiling of 20,000 ft (6,100 m), and a maximum range of 289 miles (465 km).
Configured for the firefighting and rescue role, the FIREHAWK can transport up to 12 firefighters, perform rescue operations with a starboard mounted 600 lb rescue hoist, and carry out fire suppression with a retractable snorkel feeding a 1000 gallon (3,785 l) Kawak belly tank at a rate of 1000 gallons per minute. The cockpit is equipped with advanced glass multi-functional displays and lighted for night vision goggles allowing fire suppression at night.
Hemet Helitack responds to more than 100 fires per year in an area that encompasses north to Redlands, south to Fallbrook, west to Orange County and east to Palm Springs. Their primary responsibilities include initial attack on wildfires and a number of other missions including air rescue, aerial ignition, cargo sling load, troop transport, reseeding operations, and mapping.