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
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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
2019 Nominations now open!  Deadline August 30.
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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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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19
The new pre-flight risk-assessment app called “Before your flight” went live in July to aid operators in making informed decisions prior to a flight. It is an example of Airbus Helicopters proactive support of global safety initiatives. “Before your flight” is available in nine languages: French, English, German, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Russian,… Read more »
Source: US Allied Forces, 23-Aug-19
Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States conducted the opening ceremony for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) training exercise HYDRACRAB, Aug. 19. HYDRACRAB is quadrilateral exercise conducted by more than 100 Sailors from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and U.S. Naval forces. The purpose of this exercise is to prepare the participating EOD… Read more »
Source: HAI, 23-Aug-19
Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Utah Governor Gary Herbert on his administration’s official rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program. The program provides rotorspecific aviation classes to high school students by teaming up with industry, high schools, post-secondary schools and other stakeholders. “The rollout of the Utah Rotor Pathway Program is a testament to Lt…. Read more »
Source: FAI, 23-Aug-19
In the third stage of the 2019 Helicopter World Cup held in Belarus last week, the formidable Russian duo of Elena Prokofyeva and Diana Riiazova remained overall leaders in the General Class, despite having been knocked off the top spots during the actual competition. Last year’s winners, the equally impressive Russian Masters Class crew of Yury… Read more »
Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Aug-19
Airbus has delivered two H145 helicopters to the New Zealand Helicopter Emergency Medical Services at a ceremony at the GCH Aviation Group headquarters. Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson said these were the first two H145 helicopters in emergency medical services (EMS) configuration in the New Zealand market. “I’m proud that Airbus’ helicopters are… Read more »
Source: Omni Táxi Aéreo, 23-Aug-19
Omni recently exceeded 100,000 hours flown in AW139 aircraft, a milestone in the company’s history. This helicopter model represents the ultimate in the offshore market, featuring low vibration and noise levels, integrated instruments that enable highly safe flights and the ability to comfortably carry 12 passengers with excellent safety standards. Omni entered the first AW139… Read more »
Source: DRF Luftrettung, 23-Aug-19
Bavaria’s Minister of the Interior Herrmann presents the mission statement for 2018 and emphasizes the great importance of air rescue for emergency rescue and intensive transport in the Free State – especially at night. As Europe-wide expert in night-time rescue operations and operator of the three night flight stations in Bavaria, the DRF Luftrettung provides insights… Read more »
Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Aug-19
Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil (ANAC) approved the Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration for the Sikorsky S-92A™ helicopter. The certification now enables the operation of S-92® helicopters in Brazil in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. Sikorsky is a… Read more »
Source: Helibras, 23-Aug-19
Helibras, a subsidiary of Airbus and the only manufacturer of turbine helicopters in Latin America, will once again be one of the highlights of Labace (Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition). business aviation business in Latin America. Company booth # 6009 will feature the ACH145 Line, the world’s first-selling booth, as well as the… Read more »
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 »
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.

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

Wish no more – it's here!
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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:  (39 votes so far)
 A: 33% B: 36% C: 3% D: 28%  
Poll launched: 08/23/2016
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