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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE Bear Valley Helitack 'Copter 406' N498DF 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:
Bear Valley Helitack Copter 406 is a UH-1H Super Huey based in Paicines, California. The crew consists of one pilot, two fire captains, five firefighters, and an engineer. Their primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies. Copter 406 can deliver a 6-person helitack crew with firefighting hand tools and drop 325 gallons of water from a belly 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.
Bear Valley Helitack responds to more than 150 calls per year in an area that encompasses southwest Santa Clara to Interstate 5 in the CDF Fresno-Kings Unit, south to northern San Luis Obispo and west to the Pacific coastline.