Print Sizes Available:
- Standard: 17 x 13"
- Small: 11 x 8.5"
Illustrated and signed by: Eric Lian
Cal Fire FIREHAWK Alma Helitack “Copter 106” N477DF is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a cut out photograph or screen capture from a flight simulator). Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the California grizzly and the description text is bordered by the Cal Fire logo, the American and state of California flags, and the unit insignia.
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:
N477DF is a Sikorsky S-70i FIREHAWK medium-lift utility helicopter based at Alma Helitack Base near Los Gatos, 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.
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.