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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Pilot Hall Pass to AMTC
Most recently, NEMSPA, AAMS and Vision Zero have launched two initiatives dedicated to foster an environment where pilots and clinicians will collaborate as well as openly communicate more closely in order to secure favorable outcomes to all air medical transports.
NEMSPA is therefore pleased to announce the creation of the Pilot Hall Pass for AMTC 2017. This pass will allow pilots to attend all three days of The Air Medical Transport Conference. They will have the opportunity to attend the four classes of the newly formed Air Medical Crew Safety Track (AMCST). These four classes are open to and designed to bring together pilots and clinicians. Anyone who has attended all four classes is cordially invited to visit the NEMSPA booth and receive a certificate of completion for the Safety Track.

Click on the certificate image to the left to get to the AMTC registration form.
Then select the "Pilot Hall Pass" option on the form highlighted in yellow.

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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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... 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.
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 20-Sep-17
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is proud to announce their partnership with Piiholo Ranch Maui and offer guests the Heli Ranch Experience, an opportunity that combines a private helicopter tour and horseback ride for the ultimate upcountry Maui adventure. “Partnering with Piiholo Ranch Maui allows us to offer our guests a unique air and land adventure,” said… Read more »
Source: Boeing, 20-Sep-17
The Boeing [NYSE:BA] proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses. The company today submitted its bid for the Air Force to buy up to 84 MH-139s to protect the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and meet certain… Read more »
Source: Unitech Aerospace, 20-Sep-17
Unitech Composites, a Unitech Aerospace company and leading supplier of complex composite laminates, components and assemblies for the commercial aerospace and defence industry, delivered the first production shipset of Multi-Station Lightweight Armament Support Structure (MLASS) wings for use on the U.S. Army’s MH-60M aircraft.  This is the first of nine shipsets that will be delivered to… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17
Elk Point Hospital’s helipad was recently vandalised. Police are currently searching for the culprits who broke ten aviation lights and three helicopter lenses. They also left behind a plant in the middle of the helipad, reports Edmonton Journal. Such vandalism is dangerous as the extra minutes spent for the helicopter trying to land in the… Read more »
Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17
Travis County commissioners recently had a unanimous vote to spend $34 million on their helicopter fleet. They decided on selling their UH-1 Huey and replacing their two 2005 model EC145 helicopters and one 2009 model EC145 helicopters. They hope that their new helicopters will help modernize their fleet, reports My Statesman.  
Source: SKYTRAC, 19-Sep-17
Thai Aviation Services (TAS) has selected SKYTRAC Systems for consolidated flight exceedance alerts, EFB document automation, automated flight following and air-to-ground voice communication. The Thai Aviation Services fleet of S76D and S92 helicopters will be fitted with SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A hardware – a multifunctional data acquisition unit and transceiver with advanced onboard processing and server capabilities…. Read more »
Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 19-Sep-17
Following a visit from their CAA Flight Operations Inspector, Paddy Connelly, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) were granted approval to extend their operational hours into darkness earlier last week, bringing further benefits to the people of Yorkshire. The Charity, which operates two fully night capable Airbus H145 helicopters, will now be available to respond to… Read more »
Source: Helicentre, 19-Sep-17
With the deadline for this year’s Scholarship applications just two weeks away, we’re proud to announce our life-changing Helicopter Pilot Scholarship programme will run again, for the sixth year, in 2018. We will be awarding two full Scholarships: a Commercial Pilot (CPL(H)) Scholarship, with a value of £55k, and a Flight Instructor (FI(H)) Scholarship, worth… Read more »
Source: LifeFlight, 19-Sep-17
LifeFlight, a world leader in aeromedical care, is building a new home for its Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters and crews, at Archerfield Airport. The new purpose-built base is under construction with its two Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue AW139 helicopters and crews planning to move into the new base by the end of the year…. Read more »
Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Sep-17
Russian Helicopter holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new helicopters for civil purposes at the international exhibition of the helicopter industry, China Helicopter Expo – 2017, which will be held from September 14 to 17 in Tianjin (China). The company’s display includes models of Mi-171A2 helicopter and light Ansat helicopter in multipurpose and business versions. This year,… Read more »
We have launched a new online poll -- see all the way down to the bottom right of our webpage.

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The occasional surveys that NEMSPA endorses are selected based on our perception of the value of each survey as a potential tool to enhance the safety of air medical operations across the nation. This one passes that test . . .
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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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Duh, why didn′t we come up with this??? webmaster 11/25/2014

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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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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?
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RESULTS:  (21 votes so far)
 A: 29% B: 48% C: 0% D: 23%  
Poll launched: 08/23/2016
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