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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
Cal Fire Bieber Helitack “Copter 202” N497DF with Hoist is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph) Meticulously detailed, the illustration features the 90s paint scheme. The helicopter is set against the California grizzly , and the description text is bordered by the CDF insignia, the American flag, and the California 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.
The description on the print states:
Bieber Helitack Copter 202 is a UH-1H Super Huey based in the Cal Fire CDF Lassen-Modoc Unit in Bieber, California. The crew consists of one pilot, two fire captains, and six firefighters. Their primary responsibility is to respond to call outs for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies.
Copter 202 can deliver a 7-person crew with fire fighting hand tools and drop 324 gallons of water and foam using a Bambi Bucket. On arrival at an incident, a fire captain and firefighters are deployed and initiate fire suppression actions. The helicopter and crew are also used in a number of other missions including air rescue, aerial ignition, cargo sling load, troop transport, reseeding operations, and mapping.
Bieber Helitack has an initial attack response area of nearly 4.4 million acres including Lassen, Modoc, and Shasta-Trinity National Forests.