Who we are
Hello and Welcome to the official website of the National EMS Pilots Association.

My name is Kurt Williams, I am the current President of the organization. I hope you find this site easy to navigate, and more importantly, useful. We at the National EMS Pilots Associ­ation are striving to be a voice for all EMS pilots. Whether you are a ...
What we do
Formed in 1984, NEMSPA helps EMS helicopter and fixed-wing pilots to keep abreast of current industry issues, thereby contributing to each flight program that has NEMSPA members.

In order to promote issues relevant to the aeromedical industry, NEMSPA ...
- participates in various meetings, seminars and summits
- collaborates with organizations and government entities
- actively supports relevant initiatives and programs
- publishes and contributes to journals, videos, position
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Why to join us
Members of NEMSPA know that their interests are served through the Association's commitment to improve safety, facilitate continuing education, increase communication, and to advance the quality of service of the nationwide Air Medical Transport industry.

Your membership adds your voice and influence to a national association of colleagues which has as its primary purpose the advancement of operational safety and the professional development of pilots flying air medical transport missions.

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Breaking News
Each year the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations from the nation’s air medical transport community to recognize an EMS Pilot who stands out in the areas of Professionalism, Technical Knowledge, Leadership and dedication to Safety. We invite anyone in the air medical industry who knows such a pilot to nominate him or her for this special recognition.

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NEMSPA is hosting a Wirestrike Prevention Seminar designed for helicopter pilots and for other flight crewmembers.
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Oct-15
On Saturday 3rd October, Sloane Helicopters celebrated 20 years as the UK and Eire distributor for AgustaWestland – bringing together customers, key members of staff past and present, representatives from AgustaWestland and other invited guests.  On display in the excellent Hangar One facility at Sywell Aerodrome was an A109E Power, while outside were an EMS… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Oct-15
Belgian based operator NHV have recently taken delivery of their third H175.  OO-NSD (Serial #5006) routed into the UK via their current base at Norwich on Tuesday 29th September before flying north to Aberdeen from where it is now based.  HeliHub.com understands a second H175 will join it in the coming weeks, ready to start… Read more »
Source: VIH Aerospace, 05-Oct-15
VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services announces the acquisition of two additional Bell 407 helicopters to its growing portfolio of assets. “We have developed and are executing a very deliberate strategy to facilitate growth within VIH Aerospace that will serve to enable us to increase our third… Read more »
Source: Lobo Leasing, 05-Oct-15
Lobo Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, announce their support of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) as the chosen corporate charity. Lobo Leasing’s contribution will, in part, help to support programme logistics and helicopter missions to aid in getting crucial personnel to areas of need, delivering humanitarian aid and airlifting patients… Read more »
Source: Heli One, 05-Oct-15
Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been awarded a new contract by the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA). Heli-One will complete a 5,000 Flight Hour inspection on two of the agency’s Bell helicopters, followed by a full strip and repaint with defect rectification. The work will be… Read more »
Source: M International, 05-Oct-15
M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) is pleased to announce they’ve been chosen to provide complete engine, module and accessory maintenance, repair and overhaul services for the City of Houston’s Police Department Air Support Division fleet of Rolls-Royce Model 250-powered helicopters. Under this exclusive five-year contract, KTS will provide total life-cycle support for all… Read more »
Source: HeliOffshore, 05-Oct-15
HeliOffshore, the global association for safety in the offshore helicopter industry, has appointed Mr. Francois Lassale in the new role of operations director. Mr. Lassale joins from Vortex, a company providing turnkey aviation solutions, where he was Managing Director. Prior to this, he was director of safety and strategic development for the Presidential Flight, United… Read more »
Source: Pratt & Whitney, 05-Oct-15
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has boosted the basic Time Between Overhaul (TBO) for the power section of the PT6B-37A turboshaft engine by a full 50 per cent, jumping from 3,000 hours to 4,500 hours, resulting in improved operating economics. All PT6B-37A engines in service are eligible for the basic TBO increase, meaning no… Read more »
Source: Pratt & Whitney, 05-Oct-15
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp. (P&WC) has completed its Entry Into Service (EIS) process for the new PW210A engine which will power the AgustaWestland AW169. The first delivery is imminent. “At P&WC, we pride ourselves in our EIS preparedness for every engine we introduce into the market,” says Irene Makris, Vice President, Marketing. “It is… Read more »
Source: Vector, 05-Oct-15
Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce it has signed a three-year contract with the Anaheim Police Department to provide MRO support for their Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 components. “This contract is another example of our excellence in tip-to-tail MRO support capabilities for AS350… Read more »

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NEMSPA surveys are Your Opportunity to be heard in high places
We are not insensitive to concerns about being "Surveyed to Death".

So, we want to remind our members and website visitors that NEMSPA surveys, and the survey-links that we host on our web page for other researchers, are selected for their relevance to the safety of air medical transport operations. Surveys designed and conducted by NEMSPA will be clearly identified as such.

From time to time, we will also host a survey link for other researchers when the survey supports our primary goal of enhancing safety and excellence in the air medical transport industry. As a condition of hosting links to such surveys, NEMSPA asks the researchers to share the data with NEMSPA as soon as feasible after the completion of the survey, so that we can share it with our membership and website visitors.

Please share your experience and expertise by participating in these surveys.
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Duh, why didn′t we come up with this??? webmaster 11/25/2014
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In "Flight for Life - A Matter of Life and Death", author Opal Cavit chronicles the challenges faced by one of the earliest helicopter air medical transport programs established in the United States.
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Ever wished you could get Lat / Long coordi­­nates right from the center of a Google® map?

Wish no more – it's here!
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Lost Air Medical Transport Crews are never forgotten - help their memory live on by donating to MedEvac Foundation International TODAY!
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Every year, hundreds of thousands of air medical missions are flown in the United States. Sadly, these crews do not always return.
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CW3 GM 08/10/2015
I enjoyed the article on EDP. Thanks.
JayZee 07/01/2014
Very nice site!
Capt Denis Murphy 08/06/2013
Great website, keep up the good work.
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