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 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
Each year the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations from the nationís 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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Every new HEMS pilot relies on someone to prepare him to survive as a fledgling air ambulance pilot. In the link below, NEMSPA Board member Dan Foulds pays tribute to an exceptional mentor.
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Peab, 28-Aug-14
Peab's Norwegian subsidiary BjÝrn Bygg has been contracted to build a heliport at the airport Bardufoss in Norway. The client is Forsvarsbygg and the contract amounts to 207 MNOK. The contract covers the construction of new office and hangar about 9,000 sqm and 7,000 sqm pitches and infrastructure work. The project will be reported in [...]
Source: Baltimore Sun, 28-Aug-14
Law enforcement agencies in the Baltimore area and across the country are researching drones, intrigued by their potential for high-risk tactical raids and gathering intelligence. See Full Story
Source: LIFE STAR, 28-Aug-14
The LIFE STAR program at Hartford Hospital is disseminating information from new heights with its mobile application. LIFE STAR launched a new mobile app for rescue crews Ė but it can also function as a tool, resource, and informative brochure intended for the general public and health care professionals in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. [...]
Source: Schiebel, 28-Aug-14
As part of the Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) operation the Schiebel CAMCOPTERģ S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is helping to save the lives of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Desperate people fleeing conflict, economic desperation and violence in their homeland look towards Europe as a safe haven. They travel by all means possible for [...]
Source: RotorWay, 28-Aug-14
We are happy to announce the purchase of Cobb International Inc. dba RotorWay Internationalís assets by RotorWay Helicopter Manufacturing Company. The new company is headed by Mr. Baishou Chen and Mr. Zhifeng Zheng of Changsha China. Mr. Chen and Mr. Zheng have been RotorWay dealers in China for three years and have a passion for [...]
Source: Bell, 28-Aug-14
Bell Helicopter commenced construction of its facility in Lafayette, LA, where the company will assemble its newest commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger XTM. Governor Bobby Jindal, Lafayette City-Parish President Joey Durel and others joined Bell Helicopterís President and CEO, John Garrison, to commemorate the occasion today at the Lafayette Regional Airport. The new [...]
Source: REACH, 28-Aug-14
REACH Air Medical Services/AirMedCare Network is committed to supporting the communities they serve. When you sign up to become a REACH for Life member, now through December 31, 2014, $10 will be donated to the NorCal Think Pink campaign to support breast cancer awareness. In communities across California, especially in all rural areas, having a [...]
Source: Daily Mail, 27-Aug-14
The Indian Air Force has resumed flying the indigenous Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters (ALHs) after completing a fleet inspection following a crash in Uttar Pradesh on July 25. See Full Story
Source: ZB, 27-Aug-14
A helicopter base in the US has been covered with safety foam after its safety system was accidentally triggered. See Full Story
Source: Bell, 27-Aug-14
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company,† (NYSE: TXT), announced the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received Part 147 facility organizational approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). This authorization allows the BTA to conduct theory and practical training in China for the Bell 206, Bell 407, Bell 412 and Bell 429 product [...]
In the May-June issue of the Air Medical Journal NEMSPA General Manager Bill Winn presented a downed-aircraft scenario and challenged the readers to select the items from the crashed plane that would most contribute to the survival and rescue of the surviving air medical crew members. Here is the solution . . .

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The tool provides a comprehensive evaluation of any existing helipad.
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NEMSPA Pilots Survey of America's Heliports Now Available for Review and Download
NEMSPA has completed the intial analysis of the data gathered from a survey of helicopter pilots nationwide. The survey garnered over 1300 responses from helicopter pilots with opinions and suggestions regarding the design and the safety of the heliport facilities that they typically use in their daily flying duties. The detailed results of the survey can be accessed by clicking here.
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.
  Latest threads: Posted by: Date, Time:
HEMS Weather tool kurt.williams1 07/10/14, 17:07
largest HEMS companies? Guest 01/20/14, 21:35
Multiple helis landing at single pad Guest 01/15/14, 07:49
Air to Ground Communications (direct with trama center) Guest 10/23/13, 12:15
Crewmember Incapacitation Policy gsizemore 09/26/13, 09:21
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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Many feel that it is just a matter of time before Part 135 operators, including air medical transport providers, will be required to implement an FAA compliant Safety Management System. . .
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Contribute to the official Journal of the U.S. Air Medical Transport Community
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Pharme312 07/01/2014
Very nice site!
Capt Denis Murphy 08/06/2013
Great website.., keep up the good work.
Markus 07/26/2012
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