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

My name is Miles Dunagan, 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
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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Each year the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations from the nation's air medical transport community to recognize Air Ambulance Pilots who stand 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 ...-

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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Bell Flight, 22-Oct-18
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9064) announced their strategic collaboration for the future of civilian aerial logistics. Together they aspire to be a global leader in electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) logistics and plan to do so by collaborating to integrate innovative autonomous unmanned vehicle… Read more »
Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-18
Just a few days ago, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its EC130/H130 Cable Cutter System. The kit has also been approved by Transport Canada. Combined with the original Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) STC, received at the beginning of August, this allows more than 75% of EC130/H130 operating globally today to retrofit their… Read more »
Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 22-Oct-18
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract at Helitech International to deliver a new 280FX into France.   The deal is being completed by their dealer, François Gatineau, CEO of Rotor & Aircraft Sarl.   This signing took place on October 17 at the Enstrom booth. This is the last step in the process to bring the Enstrom… Read more »
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Oct-18
The first H125 equipped with the “Supplemental Type Certificate” (STC) BLR FastFin directly installed by Airbus on the assembly line was delivered to Heli-Austria. Thanks’ to the partnership signed with BLR Aerospace, Airbus Helicopters is now proposing the BLR FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System as an option or a retrofit for its H125 aircraft…. Read more »
Source: DART Aerospace, 22-Oct-18
As part of DART’s international expansion and the company’s goal to better serve its customers worldwide, DART is opening a new Repair & Overhaul (R&O) facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is following the opening of the now one-year-old warehouse, located in the outskirts of the city. “Our operations are located close to the Schiphol Airport,… Read more »
Source: HeliOffshore, 22-Oct-18
HeliOffshore recently held the second in a series of Human Hazard Analysis (HHA) workshops intended to discover and devise ways to make the maintenance of helicopters safer by improving processes and the design of components. The workshop, which was held near Milan in Italy from 2-4th October, focused on Leonardo Helicopters’ AW139 aircraft. It brought together product… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-18
Avic is now ready to start batch manufacturing of their Z-19 reconnaissance/attack helicopter. The aircraft is operated by the Chinese Army currently. As reported by Flight Global, the Z-19 is a licensed built version of Airbus Helicopters Dauphin Z-9.
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-18
The $29 billion contract between Lockheed and the U.S. Marine Corps is under strain for the delivery of 200 CH-53K King Stallion helicopters. This is due to a shortage of specialized metal components. The key supplier for these parts went bankrupt two years ago and the Navy is still looking for an alternate company who… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Oct-18
The on-call helicopter air ambulance service in Te Anau will remain open thanks to a new operating model. The base in Queenstown will be receiving a new cover, as well as a new and larger helicopter. The South Island will be provided services by Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited (HEMS) and a joint… Read more »
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Oct-18
Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at this year’s Euronaval in Paris from October 23 to 26. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers… 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!
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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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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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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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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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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:  (34 votes so far)
 A: 38% B: 41% C: 0% D: 21%  
Poll launched: 08/23/2016
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