Rest easy, moneyed locals of Beijing! Traffic now won’t be an issue if you ever need to get to a hospital, STAT, as the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Center will soon offer a 30,000RMB per hour helicopter ambulance service.
The helicopters will be jointly run by the Beijing General Aviation Helicopter Services Ltd and the Beijing Red Cross, and will serve Beijing and cities in the local surrounding area. In addition to transporting patients to hospitals, the helicopters will also aid in rescuing individuals stranded while hiking, etc. If you ever find yourself in a serious pickle, then remember to dial 999 for heli-help.
And lest anyone complains that this is yet another example of the widening gap between rich and poor in China, know that the previous flight service of this kind involved private planes which required a minimum 100,000RMB fee per trip. Sounds like progress to us!
Though it does seem a little odd that an expensive helicopter service like this exists in the first place. Anyone with massive wads of dough should already have their own private helicopter lying around, no?
Perhaps there’s a lengthy waiting list, since helicopters are now the limousine of choice for picking up mistresses from their respective colleges.
Photos from Tencent News.