Sacramento County Sheriff Airbus EC-120 STAR 8 N277JK

Print Sizes Available: 

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

Illustrated by: Eric Lian

Sacramento County Sheriff STAR 8 N277JK is an art print from an original illustration. (This is not a photograph) Meticulously detailed, the helicopter is set against the winged STAR insignia, and the description text is bordered by the tactical patch and sheriff's star. While similar to STAR 7, there are subtle differences that make this aircraft different including wire strikes, a Nightsun instead of a TrakkaBeam, altered antenna placement, and crew. 

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 states:

Based at Mather Airport in Sacramento County, California, STAR 8 (Sacramento Tactical Airborne Response) is one of three Airbus EC120Bs operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Air Operations Bureau. The bureau is responsible for providing aerial support to all officers and divisions of the department and other law enforcement agencies, and are primarily operated in unincorporated areas for routine patrol functions, homeland defense patrol missions, and locating missing persons. With a service area of 994 square miles and a population of approximately 1.5 million people, the average response times for service calls is under two minutes. In 2015, the bureau responded to 4,261 incidents. 1,100 in which the helicopter was the single responder.

STAR 8 is crewed by a commercially rated deputy pilot and a deputy tactical flight officer and configured with wire strikes, thermal imaging and sensing systems, microwave downlink, public address system, and high poweredsearch lights. Recent upgrades to unit aircraft include the Wescam MX-10 camera system, TrakkaBeam A800 tactical seachlight, Aerocomputer UC-6000 mapping system, Technosonic TDFM 9300 multi-band transceiver, and Technosonic A790 ‘Loud Hailer’ public address controller.

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