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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE Alma Helitack 'Copter 106' N495DF is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph)
Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the California state flag, and the description text is bordered by the CAL FIRE patch and unit logo.
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.
The description on the print states:
Alma Helitack Copter 106 is a UH-1H Super Huey based in the CDF Santa Clara Unit above the Santa Clara Valley in Los Gatos, California. The crew consists of one pilot, two fire captains, and six firefighters. Their primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies.
Copter 106 can deliver a 7-person helitack crew with firefighting hand tools and drop 369 gallons of water from a fixed tank. The helicopter and crew may also be used in a number of other missions including hoist air rescue, aerial ignition, cargo sling load, troop transport, reseeding operations, and mapping.
Alma Helitack responds to approximately 250 fire and emergency calls a year in an area area of over three million acres of state lands and more than 200,000 acres of federal lands within its direct protection area. This area encompasses timber, brush, and grass fuel types and ranges geographically
from San Francisco in the north, to the Monterey Bay in the south, and east to the Central Valley.