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
  papers and other publications.     ... read more »
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.

» Click here to join.
Breaking News
2019 Nominations now open!  Deadline August 30.
... 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 -
... read more »
Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Kopter, 22-Aug-19
Mollis being the home of Kopter, the company is very proud to support the organization of this unique event, during which all types of aircraft perform one after the other breathtaking in-flight demonstrations. On this occasion, Kopter is showcasing its SH09 prototype #2 (P2) on the static display, allowing visitors to come closer to the… Read more »
Source: CHC, 22-Aug-19
CHC Group announced that they will provide a scholarship to a deserving member of Whirly-Girls International for the 2020 CHC Safety and Quality Summit. One recipient from the organization will join more than 500 professionals at one of the aviation industry’s premiere safety events. “The annual CHC Safety Summit is an influential event for our… Read more »
Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 22-Aug-19
During the Labace event, which occurred from August 13th to 15th, Omni was awarded by Leonardo Helicopters, one of the world’s leading helicopter manufacturers, for the historic performance of the most distant flight ever made from the Brazilian coast. This flight was performed by a Leonardo Helicopters aircraft, model AW189 (using a belly tank), to… Read more »
Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 22-Aug-19
London’s Air Ambulance Charity has announced it has received £250k from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital and air ambulance helipads, and £1.4million from the Department of Health and Social Care towards much needed redevelopment of its helipad base. A fundraising appeal was launched at the start of… Read more »
Source: Garmin, 22-Aug-19
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced it will certify the GFC™ 600H flight control system for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. The attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter-tailored features, including attitude hold, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover… Read more »
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Aug-19
Airbus delivered the 200th UH-72A Lakota for training operations with the Army Aviation Center of Excellence in Fort Rucker, Ala. The aircraft represents the company’s 440th Lakota delivery since the program began in 2006, sustaining one of the Department of Defense’s only on-time, on-cost and on-quality Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs over the last… Read more »
Source: Air Methods, 22-Aug-19
ARCH Air Medical Service, a division of Air Methods, will celebrate its 40th anniversary this week in St. Louis with current and past crew members present. The event, which will occur on Wednesday, Aug. 21 starting at 10:30 a.m. will be held at 2207 Scott Avenue in St. Louis. Crews and aircraft from all of… Read more »
Source: VFS, 22-Aug-19
 The Vertical Flight Society announces the winners of the 36th Annual Student Design Competition: the University of Maryland took top honors in the graduate category, while the collaborative team from University of Maryland and Universidad de Carlos III took first place in the undergraduate category. Airbus was this year’s sponsor of the competition this year with a total of… Read more »
Source: Penzance Helicopters, 20-Aug-19
Prepare for take-off!  Penzance Helicopters today (20th August 2019) reveal that advance bookings for the new 2020 Isles of Scilly helicopter service is now available online at www.penzancehelicopters.co.uk The new operation takes off from 17th March 2020 and will be the only scheduled helicopter service for the Isles of Scilly, flying direct to both Tresco and St Mary’s… Read more »
Source: Women in Aviation International, 20-Aug-19
Women in Aviation International’s network of corporate members, partners and more than 130 chapters, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2019. Girls in Aviation Day is truly a worldwide event with activities planned by WAI chapters from Australia to the Netherlands, from India to Botswana. Dozens of Girls in… Read more »
See the US Helicopter Safety Team's latest "30 Seconds for Safety" video clips here:


There are several clips to view.

Happy browsing!
... read more »

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!
... read more »
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:
Need help downloading 2018 SR/SS...chart. Guest 12/19/2017
7 on 7 off Schedules Guest 12/13/2016
Survival Gear Guest 12/12/2016
Survival bag contents - winter vs. summer foxflyer 10/01/2016
Manditory 2 IFR rated crew for all EMS flight Guest 12/29/2015
... 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.
... read more »
We have launched a new online poll -- see all the way down to the bottom right of our webpage.

Scroll down now!
... read more »
This tool provides a comprehensive evaluation of any existing helipad. Read more...
... read more »
Ever wished you could get Lat / Long coordi­­nates right from the center of a Google® map?

Wish no more – it's here!
... read more »
» Show me more article previews (3 left) 
Subscribe now!

The activities of NEMSPA are funded in part by these sponsors of safety and excellence in air medical transport:
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:  (39 votes so far)
 A: 33% B: 36% C: 3% D: 28%  
Poll launched: 08/23/2016
» Show all Mini Polls
» Report a problem
NEMSPA National Office   |   PO Box 2128   |   Layton, UT 84041-9128   |   info@nemspa.org
[ Disclaimer ]
Designed for best viewing experience with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixel or greater using
Mozilla® Firefox® ver. 3.6.6 (or later) or Microsoft® Internet Explorer® ver. 8 (or later).
© Markus Huettner, 2010. All rights reserved.