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Reno Care Flight tries to raise money with helicopter rides

RENO – The Reno area’s emergency medical helicopter service will be offering chopper rides to raise money for equipment.

Care Flight said the promotion will also give residents a chance to experience what it’s like to ride inside a medical helicopter – without experiencing a medical emergency.

For $75 per seat, people can take a 15-minute ride from one of three Care Flight locations. There are three seats available per flight.

Care Flight officials said money raised will help fund life-saving equipment.

The Saturday flights will be offered Sept. 22 at the airport in Truckee, Calif., Sept. 29 at Carson Valley Medical Center in Douglas County and Oct. 6 at the REMSA office in Reno.

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