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Illustrated by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE FIREHAWK BOGGS MOUNTAIN HELITACK “Copter 104” N487DF is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph or a screen capture from a flight simulator) Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the California bear and star, and the description text is bordered by the Cal Fire logo and the American and state flags.
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:
N487DF is a Sikorsky S-70i FIREHAWK medium-lift utility helicopter based in Boggs Mountain State Forest near the rural community of Cobb in Lake County, 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.
Boggs Mountain Helitack responds to approximately 250 calls per year in an area that spans north into Mendocino National Forest, south to the Bay Area, east to the Sacramento Valley, and west to the ocean. This area covers Colusa, Yolo, Solano, Lake, Napa, Sonoma and parts of Marin and Mendocino counties. Their primary responsibilities include initial attack on wildfires and a number of other missions including air rescue, aerial ignition, cargo sling load, troop transport, reseeding operations, and mapping.