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

My name is Ron Fergie, 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
The tool provides a comprehensive evaluation of any existing helipad.
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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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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Bell, 16-Apr-14
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has trained 130,000 students through its Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA). The milestone student, Mr. Fredrick “Chon” Taylor, who works for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is an experienced pilot with more than 3,500 hours in Bell helicopters. Like many of Bell Helicopter’s customers, [...]
Source: Advanced Tactics, 16-Apr-14
Advanced Tactics Inc. announced that it has successfully completed the first flight test of the Black Knight Transformer, a modular and roadable vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft. Advanced Tactics is at the forefront of large scale multicopter design, production, and testing and the successful flights of the Black Knight Transformer open the door to a [...]
Source: Sandel Avionics, 16-Apr-14
Sandel Avionics Inc, a manufacturer of leading retrofit avionics, has announced its first all-digital AHRS, the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces. The Sandel SG102/D is lighter in weight, and initializes in one minute which is 3X faster than the original SG102. It also comes with a selectable low- [...]
Source: Frasca, 16-Apr-14
Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL has recently delivered flight training devices (FTDs) with Garmin GTN 650 avionics, making them the first simulator manufacturer to integrate these new avionics into FTDs. Garmin's GTN 650/750 series is the long-awaited replacement for the incredibly popular GNS 430/530 series. It features the latest WAAS GPS features, electronic charts, integrated [...]
Source: Northwest MedStar, 15-Apr-14
Northwest MedStar, the preferred provider of critical care transport for Providence St. Patrick Hospital and Community Medical Center, took to the Montana skies on Wednesday, April 2 at 0700 from its base at the Missoula International Airport. “Our community members and patients are receiving continuous critical care transport services from the local, experienced Missoula teams,” [...]
Source: Lord, 15-Apr-14
LORD Corporation has announced the award of a two-year contract with The Boeing Company to integrate and qualify an Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The purchase order was delivered and accepted in September of 2013 and a Preliminary Design Review was completed in January of 2014. Production is planned to [...]
Source: SCRA, 15-Apr-14
SCRA Applied R&D today announced the award of a $2.8 million contract by the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) Aviation Development Directorate. The contract is to develop representative composite structures to meet weight and structural requirements for future vertical lift aircraft. The contract will be executed over a two year period. The [...]
Source: FSF, 15-Apr-14
The Flight Safety Foundation announced today that Jon Beatty, former President and CEO of International Aero Engines, has been named as its new President and CEO. Mr. Beatty comes to the Foundation after a distinguished career as an aviation executive. Along with his recent experience with International Aero Engines, he spent time in several executive [...]
Source: SkyTrac, 15-Apr-14
SkyTrac Systems has introduced Duty Hours to their product offerings to enhance the risk management capabilities of their clients and streamline business operations. This new service allows operators the ability to monitor pilot and crew flight hours to ensure compliance with regulations while mitigating the risk of aircrew fatigue. The Duty Hours feature, accessible through [...]
Source: Entrol, 14-Apr-14
Heli Protection Europe (HpE) has purchased an entrol H21 FNPT II MCC helicopter simulator, which is based on the Bell 412. This simulator will be installed in Italy and it will be used for a fully new and advanced pilot training process, including studies related to Human Performance and Limitation, Crew Resource Management and the implementation of new procedures. [...]
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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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.
Check out our Event Calendar regularly.
Stay up to date with the latest NEMSPA and EMS aviation industry events.
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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Air to Ground Communications (direct with trama center) Guest 10/23/13, 12:15
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Need Help! build new helo pad Guest 09/17/13, 18:04

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The unprecedented decision for this air medical transport provider organization in Aurora, Oregon, to enroll all pilots as members of the National EMS Pilots Association is a Win/Win/Win situation - with benefits for LFN, for NEMSPA, and for the air medical transport industry.
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At the Air Medical Transport Conference, Janis Sierra was selected as the first ever female NEMSPA Pilot of the Year.
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National Association of Air Medical Communications Specialists (NAACS) is announcing a new Advanced Communicator Course
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Capt Denis Murphy 08/06/2013
Great website.., keep up the good work.
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