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Illustrated and signed by: Eric Lian
CAL FIRE Hemet-Ryan Helitack 'Copter 301' N491DF 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.
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:
Hemet-Ryan Helitack Copter 301 is a UH-1H Super Huey based at Hemet Air Attack Base in Hemet, California. The crew consists of two pilots, four fire captains, two fire apparatus engineers, and 15 firefighters that are shared between the Helitack and Air Attack Base. Their primary responsibility is to respond to callouts for initial attack on wildfires and other emergencies. Copter 301 can deliver a 7-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 air rescue, aerial ignition, cargo sling load, troop transport, reseeding operations, and mapping.
Hemet-Ryan Helitack responds to more than 100 fires per year in an area that encompasses north to Redlands, south to Fallbrook, west to Orange County and east to Palm Springs.