I drew these myself – as you can tell from the 8th grade level of talent. Picture 1) I’m having a relaxing morning ride, 2) Oops, I’m bleeding from a broken leg, laying the road having rolled an ATV, 3) After 20 minutes, the FFL pilot finds a mountain meadow large enough to take off at altitude with my XL frame, 4) We land at the Medical Center of the Rockies 15 minutes later.
I talked to the Medivac company yesterday (Medtrans out of Missouri) – as they called to check on my satisfaction of the flight and professionalism of their crew (and I also assume to verify that I was still alive and able to pay). I had nothing negative to report, and their representative was very nice and helpful with my questions. Before I publish the actual cost (before insurance, and how I hope my insurance is kind), you should make a guess, it’s kind of fun. After giving an appropriate amount of time for guesses, I’ll let you guys know full bill.
I’ll give you some clues and make a better guess. The helicopter staged out of Erie, CO (about 20 miles south of Loveland), it was a 15 minute flight from Red Feather Lakes to MCR, medics took my vitals, provided an IV and a bag of saline, and gave me two doses of morphine. Don’t let my $$$ editorial comment of my last picture lead you astray, the total charge isn’t divisible by 3. The individual that guesses the closest to the actual cost without going over wins a shoutout from me!