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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The occasional surveys that NEMSPA endorses are selected based on our perception of the value of each survey as a potential tool to enhance the safety of air medical operations across the nation. This one passes that test . . .
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Rostec, 24-Jun-16
The United Engine Corporation (UEC) has started a serial production of new engines TV7-117V developed by JSC “Klimov” for helicopters Mi-38. The emergence of TV7-117V engines allows to carry out a complete import substitution of production in this segment. “In terms of efficiency, resources, reliability the engine is among the world’s top samples in this… Read more »
Source: ASU, 24-Jun-16
For the third time Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was selected as the company that will train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Safety Inspectors (ASI) on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs).  ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA ASI’s beginning on July 23, 2016. During the previous two contracts… Read more »
Source: helifire1, 24-Jun-16
We are proud to announce that Rural Fire Service of New Zealand has appointed Australian Heliponents Pty Ltd of Queensland, Australia, as its exclusive Australian distributor of the full range of collapsible HELIFIRE™ Monsoon Buckets and HELiFOAM™ Class-A Foam Direct Injection Systems. “At Rural Fire Service we design and manufacture a range of reliable low… Read more »
Source: HeliValue$, 24-Jun-16
After a successful year as the American Society of Appraiser’s (ASA) International Secretary/Treasurer, Sharon Desfor (President of HeliValue$, Inc.), now takes on the position of International Vice President. “We are very excited to have Sharon’s sharp insight, vast experience and selfless and continuous contribution to the appraisal community. If only a portion of Sharon’s passion… Read more »
Source: Bristow Group, 24-Jun-16
Bristow Group today announced the appointment of Samantha Willenbacher to regional director for the Americas Region effective August 1, 2016. Willenbacher replaces Rob Phillips, who has been promoted to the previously announced position of vice president global business operations services. In her new role, Willenbacher will be responsible for directing Bristow’s industrial aviation services, overseeing… Read more »
Source: Kratos, 24-Jun-16
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that it was awarded a $9.4 million contract in support of a major U.S. ally for helicopter avionics training systems, including twoKratos-developed Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainers (MBRATs). Under the awarded contract, Kratos will provide on-site and post-delivery support for the training systems, which provide high fidelity hands-on,… Read more »
Source: Bluedrop, 24-Jun-16
Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) [TSX-V: BPL] together with Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced today that it has completed a major milestone in the development of the next-generation CH-47 Chinook helicopter Rear Crew Trainer with the integration of its Canadian-built fuselage with Boeing’s cockpit training simulator system. The fuselage is part of a forty-two foot-long mock-up… Read more »
Source: HAI, 24-Jun-16
Wanda Lee Rogers, former chairman of HAI’s Board of Directors and the longtime president and CEO of Rogers Helicopters, in Clovis, California, passed away last month at the age of 83. Rogers, who died May 26, founded the company with her husband Harry in 1962 with a Hiller 12E and a Hiller 12A, “minimal capital… Read more »
Source: Waypoint, 24-Jun-16
Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has placed two new Sikorsky S-92s on lease with a global helicopter operator. Waypoint also announced today that it has successfully re-leased 16 aircraft with legacy operators, further demonstrating continued global demand for certain medium and heavy aircraft. Clark… Read more »
Source: Sikorsky, 24-Jun-16
Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has accepted the program’s prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec. “On-time delivery and the… 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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Manditory 2 IFR rated crew for all EMS flight Guest 12/29/2015
Duh, why didn′t we come up with this??? webmaster 11/25/2014
Electronic flight bags Guest 10/27/2014
HEMS Weather tool kurt.williams1 07/10/2014
largest HEMS companies? Guest 01/20/2014
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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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