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

My name Brett Harlow, and I serve as the current President of this organization. I hope you find this site easy to travel 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
2019 Nominations now open!  Deadline August 30.
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Source: Nipawin Journal, 14-Nov-19
While no decision has been made, the Town of Nipawin council has greenlighted a proposal from an Alberta-based company to come up with a design and detailed cost and OK’d an extra $800 for the project. See Full Story.
Source: Armen Press, 14-Nov-19
The Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations is expecting to receive 22 Japanese and 26 Russian fire engines, Minister Felix Tsolakyan told reporters. See Full Story.
Source: NBC San Diego, 14-Nov-19
The Harbor Club in downtown San Diego decommissioned the helipads on both of its towers, meaning buckets will need to remove thousands of pounds of concrete and steel during the next three weeks. See Full Story.
Source: Metro Aviation, 14-Nov-19
Duke Life Flight officially joined the Metro Family of operations customers. The hospital-based, traditional air medical program, part of Duke Health, will also be receiving two new EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability. Metro will assume operational control of the program in January 2020. “Metro Aviation’s commitment to improving the safety and quality… Read more »
Source: Leonardo, 14-Nov-19
Ten years ago on 12 November, the AW159 Wildcat lifted off for the first time from Yeovil and took to the skies. Over the last decade, the helicopter has celebrated global success and is in current operation with the UK MoD and other international users. To date more than 70 AW159s in a variety of… Read more »
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-19
The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes. In accordance with the airworthiness authority that provided the… Read more »
Source: Schiebel, 13-Nov-19
After the successful two-month maritime surveillance services of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 for the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia, the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) extends the contract to the end of the year. EMSA’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) is based on the Croatian island of Bra?… Read more »
Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Nov-19
Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), announced Continuous Composites as the winner of the 9th Entrepreneurial Challenge. The Entrepreneurial Challenge is led by Sikorsky Innovations and is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications to the aerospace industry. “This year we received the most first round applications ever,” said Chris Van… Read more »
Source: Bell, 13-Nov-19
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signed an agreement with the Army Partnership for Youth Success Program (PaYS) during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Bell Forth Worth headquarters. PaYS helps prepare active-duty soldiers for careers outside the Army by connecting them with potential employers. Bell currently employees more than 1,300 veterans,… Read more »
Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Nov-19
The EC145e will be prominently displayed during AMTC this year. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and the IFR-equipped GundersenAIR ships are on Metro Aviation’s booth, allowing attendees a chance to crawl inside and see the aircraft up close. For those who want a more intimate introduction to the aircraft, Metro Aviation is providing flight demos from… Read more »
NEMSPA is preparing for the 2nd year of the Air Medical Crew Safety Track (AMCST) classes and Pilot Hall Pass for only $215, to bring pilots and clinicians together to discuss safety.  Read President Miles Dunagan's letter -
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See the US Helicopter Safety Team's latest "30 Seconds for Safety" video clips here:


There are several clips to view.

Happy browsing!
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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.
Your opinion counts!
Join the conversation or start your own new thread on any subject you feel should be discussed.

Share your thoughts on the NEMSPA Forum.
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October 2, 2018

Pilots! Take 60 seconds to answer a few quick questions.


Please share the survey with your peer air ambulance pilots and any pilots you know who may be looking into joining the industry.

Thank you!
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... brothers and sisters in our eyes.

We both operate in the low level environment, which - as we all know - is becoming more and more crowded. Drones, wires, and MET towers are amongst our common enemies.
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We have launched a new online poll -- see all the way down to the bottom right of our webpage.

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This tool provides a comprehensive evaluation of any existing helipad. Read more...
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Latest entries:
Mel Sorensen 09/17/2016
EDP protocol is a great risk assessment/mitigation tool. We need to push this ASAP to all companies.
CW3 GM 08/10/2015
I enjoyed the article on EDP. Thanks.
JayZee 07/01/2014
Very nice site!
Do you think your fellow pilots have heard of the EDP concept yet?
Tell us your opinion:
RESULTS:  (43 votes so far)
 A: 30% B: 37% C: 2% D: 31%  
Poll launched: 08/23/2016
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