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In the wake of Francois' incident at Demo that required what could have been a costly airlift, I thought I might let you guys know about the flightcare insurance program I'm a member of.

If your insurance doesn't cover such services, you could become a member of one of the two flightcare programs in Northern California - Enloe or CalStar. Since I spend about 20 days a year instructing motorcycle roadracing and advanced track riding at different racetracks in the state, that sort of coverage makes a lot of sense for me.

I currently spend $25 a year for coverage through the Enloe Flightcare Membership program, as part of a group policy. Individual policies are $35 a year.

http://www.enloe.org/guide_to_services/emergency_services/flightcare_membership_program.asp

I believe Enloe's coverage area is the far north-eastern portion of the state, but they're reciprocal partners with CalStar, which covers most of the other areas of California where I ride.

http://www.calstar.org/serviceareas.html

Hope no one *has* to use it, but I thought I'd pass it on.
 

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THIS is why I come to this board. Very useful info, MrCrash. Thanks for the links. I'll be reviewing and signing up with one of them very soon & I'll post again once I review the differences between coverages, etc.

~ Rex
 

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Rex_Skidmore said:
THIS is why I come to this board. Very useful info, MrCrash. Thanks for the links. I'll be reviewing and signing up with one of them very soon & I'll post again once I review the differences between coverages, etc.

~ Rex
If others are interested in signing up, you *may* be able to establish an MTBR group, which would lower the cost to $25 per year. I'm not sure what they require for group membership, but it's worth a shot - hope this helps!
 

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I've been thinking about this since I'm doing the Downieville race....

and spend a lot of time up there... But my question is this... let's say I take a flying launch off some trail in Downieville or Tamarancho or where ever and I'm lucky enough to have someone find me and they call the local EMTs who come to get me out of there.... What do I do assuming I'm conscious? Whip out this card and call one of these two helicopters to come fly me to a hospital? I don't even ride with my cell phone....

Just not sure how this works of if it's practical for mountain bikers..... Anyone know how it works?

I've actually had a friend take "helicopter ride" recently... made me think about it.... CHP took him from Sears Point race track to a local hospital..... I guess the CHP never even charged him....
 

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AAA Plus membership comes with $25k emergency medical evacuation coverage, and a bunch of cool other benefits as well.

29erchico
 
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