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
An FAA Aviation Rule-making Committee (ARC) met in September and will meet again at the end of October to discuss changes to the FARs on helicopter pilot training...
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Russian Helicopters, 31-Oct-14
The delivery of Mi-17V-5 military-transport helicopters to the Afghan National Army was completed in October 2014. Since the contract between Rosoboronexport and the US Department of Defense was signed in 2011, 63 helicopters produced at Kazan Helicopters, part of Russian Helicopters, have been delivered to Afghanistan. Rosoboronexport proved itself a reliable supplier of military helicopters, […]
Source: Boeing, 31-Oct-14
On Thursday, 30 October, Terma signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Boeing Company aiming to pursue a number of collaboration opportunities within the defense and aerospace area. Five other Danish companies within the defense industry did the same. Boeing and Terma are exploring applications of Terma’s expertise in technology and manufacturing related to composites, components, […]
Source: Airbus, 31-Oct-14
Western Power Distribution (WPD) has signed a purchase agreement for a new EC135 P2e from Airbus Helicopters UK. The aircraft, selected against a demanding requirement, will join WPD’s four current EC135 P1s, making it one of the largest, independent fleets in the UK. Robin Tutcher, WPD’s Helicopter Unit Manager said: “Augmenting the existing fleet has […]
Source: Yourhoustonnews, 31-Oct-14
Two helicopters descended from a cloudless sky to touch down at the newly opened private heliport just past the serene neighborhoods on Hanna Road in the Oak Ridge area Friday. See Full Story
Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Oct-14
HeliHub.com understands that AgustaWestland are working on a higher gross weight AW139.  With the current model topping out at 6,400kg all up weight, and an optional approval up to 6,800 kg, plans are apparently well advanced for a 7,000kg version including a change in tail boom construction.  There will be a gap in the serial […]
Source: Curtiss-Wright, 30-Oct-14
Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to supply its commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS)-based ruggedized single board computer (SBC), network switch, and graphics display module technology to provide a digitized cockpit solution for use in the U.S. Army’s UH-60V program. The upgrade replaces the […]
Source: Bell, 30-Oct-14
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announces its participation in the fourth edition of Expodefensa in Bogota, Colombia from October 29 -31. Bell Helicopter will have a strong presence, featuring the Bell 407GT on static display. “We are very excited to have the Bell 407GT at Expodefensa to connect with both our military […]
Source: US Army, 30-Oct-14
New York Army National Guard aviators here are now operating the Army’s latest and greatest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter: the CH-47F. “For the Soldiers it is a very big deal because of all the enhanced capabilities which the aircraft provides which is above and beyond the ‘Delta’ model,” said Capt. Brendan […]
Source: US Army, 30-Oct-14
The South Dakota Army National Guard is fielding new HH-60M Black Hawk helicopters at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Rapid City. The SDARNG has received its first two of six aircraft, which will replace its current inventory of six UH-60 A/L model Black Hawk helicopters. The new aircraft will provide an increased operational capability […]
Source: ERA, 30-Oct-14
Era Group Inc. ERA, +1.16% today announced executive appointments and an organizational change as part of a proactive, company-wide realignment designed to streamline its business, provide better service to its customers and grow its market share on a global basis. Under the new organizational structure, Era will integrate each of the customer-facing and operational aspects […]

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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.

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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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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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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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Do you think the air medical industry will succeed in reducing the HEMS accident rate significantly by 2016?
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RESULTS:  (216 votes so far)
 A: 59% B: 30% C: 11%  
Poll launched: 07/12/2012
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