CAL FIRE Helitack Bell UH-1H Huey 'Copter 901' N489DF

Print Sizes Available: 

  • Large: 17 x 13"
  • Small: 11 x 8.5"

Illustrated by: Eric Lian

CAL FIRE Reserve Helitack 'Copter 901' N489DF 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 American flag.

The description was customized by the CALSTAR 2 crew, which reads: 

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:

Helitack Copter 901 is a UH-1H Super Huey and a mechanical reserve for the CAL FIRE fleet. As with the primary helicopters, Copter 901 can carry one pilot, two fire captains, and six firefighters. It’s primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies.

Copter 901 can deliver a 7-person helitack crew with firefighting hand tools and drop 324 gallons of water and foam using a Bambi Bucket. 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.

Although designated as a reserve aircraft, Copter 901 is consistently seen in weekly news stories and is arguably the most photographed CAL FIRE helicopter in the state.

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