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HMM-166 Helicopter Golf poster   Leave a comment

You may have already seen the retro posters I did for HMM-166 here and here, but I don’t think I’ve posted this one to the blog yet.

In short, my brother-in-law had some mechanical issues occur in-flight and needed to put his CH-46E down safe.  The closest spot was a San Diego golf course!  No one was injured and the aircraft was soon repaired and flown back to MCAS Miramar.  The poster commemorates this incident in a humorous way.

The golf club in the hands of the crew chief was a bit hard to make out, so I overemphasized the shadow a bit to draw attention to it.  The aircraft markings match those on the Phrog involved.


Posted 2012/02/10 by 8arms in Event, HMM-166, Military, Posters, Squadron Store

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Squadron Store: Website Re-ignited!   Leave a comment

The Squadron Store site has been totally reworked to be more accessible and generally better looking!  Please click here to check it out and support your favorite squadrons!

Squadron Store: The last HMM-166 (REIN) artwork…   4 comments

HMM-166(REIN) CH-46E retirement artwork

With HMM-166 transitioning to VMM-166 the venerable CH-46E is getting retired in favor of the new MV-22 tiltrotor aircraft.  When I thought about a poster image to honor the Marines and families linked to the unit, I wanted to do something that would work virtually anywhere (kitchen, den, kids room, man cave, etc), something timeless.  I’ve had an old French float plane poster for over a decade and it never gets old.  The colors and motion were really inspirational.   You can get the HMM-166(REIN) version as a framed print (and on lots of other products) via the HMM-166 Squadron Store site – which will transition to benefit the new squadron.  This piece represents my last bit of HMM-166 artwork.  It’s a great gift for your favorite Sea Elk/CH-46 fan and/or a friend who was involved with the other rotary wing or Harrier aircraft that were part of HMM-166(REIN).  Get yours here and tell your friends so they’ll buy ’em too!  Help VMM-166 feel welcome – the majority of SquadronStore proceeds from the sale will benefit their Officers’ Wives’ Club!

Squadron Store: HMM-166 Sea Elk Vigilance Poster art   Leave a comment

Sea Elk Holiday 2009 Poster

Sea Elk Holiday 2009 Poster

I wanted to produce a winter-themed poster to show appreciation for those on deployment and to help raise sales on the site (more $ for the HMM-166 Officers’ Wives’ Club as a majority of the money from the Zazzle shop goes to them).  The color and composition of the background were meant to give a ‘cool’ feel and to contrast with the browns of the vigilant Sea Elk buck on the lookout for danger with his family in the background.  Get yours now on posters, shirts, mugs, etc. at Getz Solutions’ Squadron Store.