Print Sizes Available:
- Large: 17 x 13"
- Small: 11 x 8.5"
Illustrated by: Eric Lian
BlueSky Helicopters Black Hawk HH-60L N51BH is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph) Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the Sikorsky logo, and the description text is bordered by the BlueSky logo and the American 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:
N51BH, serial number 84-23941, is based at Brackett Field (KPOC) in La Verne, CA, and operated by BlueSky Helicopters as a utility helicopter providing precision external load operations up to 9,000 lbs. 84-23941 (”941”) has had a long history completing difficult missions and serving this country. As a civil helicopter, N51BH will continue building on this proud history.
“941” entered service in 1984 as a UH-60A Black Hawk assigned to Task Force 160th, now known as the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). The aircraft immediately received extensive modifications to meet task force mission requirements. It flew with the 160th for approximately ten years before being transferred to the Tennessee National Guard in 1994. It was converted to a UH-60Q to better fulfill its role as a medevac helicopter in 1998. From 1998 to 2012, 941 flew medevac missions in different theaters of operation. In 2012, the aircraft underwent a two-year upgrade to a HH-60L.
In late 2018 “941” was sold though the BEST program and purchased by JAMBB, LLC. It was immediately torn down for inspection, demilitarization, and mission specific upgrades were added. In April of 2019 “941” became “N51BH” and took its first flight as a civil helicopter. In June of 2019, “N51BH” received its restricted type certificate officially making it the first SixtyHawk TC HH-60L.