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 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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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Aeromed, 15-Sep-14
AEROMED ceases operations… and by the time without air ambulance Puerto Rico once more Puerto Rico without air ambulance. After 18 months without receiving a single payment from the Department of health and instead submit a proposal to commit to pay only 17 of 262 flights in that period of time at a rate below [...]
Source: ADAC, 15-Sep-14
[electronic translation] The ADAC air rescue has today taken in Donauwörth the first of 14 new EC145 T2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in reception. In the presence of Dr. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO Airbus Helicopters Germany, stressed the ADAC Vice President for Technology, Thomas Burkhardt. "With this modern, silent and powerful helicopter, we are taking a big [...]
Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Sep-14
Rules are Rules. But there's always a need to test their reasonableness and rulemakers need to show flexibility. When EASA came out with a ruling that would bring to an end the commercial operation of Robinson R22 and R44 helicopters, something needed to be done. The British Helicopter Association was instrumental in leading the way [...]
Source: CHE, 15-Sep-14
Chicago's premier helicopter tour and transportation company, Chicago Helicopter Experience (CHE), just took helicopter tourism up a notch with the introduction of the newest addition to their fleet, the EC130. A leader in the helicopter tourism sector, the EC130 is the only helicopter of its kind in Chicago, and provides the ultimate in a luxury [...]
Source: Cooper Medivac, 15-Sep-14
For the first time, a night-vision equipped helicopter has begun operating in the Cooper Basin, in the heart of Australia’s outback. The Cooper Medivac 24 helicopter is a vital link that saves time delivering critically-ill patients to the Royal Flying Doctor Service at the nearest available airstrip. Senex and fellow Cooper Basin operator Drillsearch Energy [...]
Source: SHHS, 15-Sep-14
Sacred Heart Health System is flying a new air-ambulance helicopter that is larger, faster and has a higher patient-weight capacity. The new member of the AIRHeart team, the Bell 407 helicopter, arrived on Aug. 26 and is based in Crestview. The new bird is 20 to 30mph faster than the helicopter it replaces and holds [...]
Source: Homer News, 15-Sep-14
An omission in Homer’s city code has prompted a proposed revision of where heliports can and cannot be allowed. See Full Story
Source: TheDenverChannel, 15-Sep-14
A Colorado helicopter company that students say took tens of thousands of dollars for training it never delivered — is now accused of taking money from people trapped during the September 2013 floods. See Full Story
Source: TOI, 15-Sep-14
Goa tourism is expected to get a fillip this Christmas with the likely introduction of seaplanes and heli-tourism, and a little later by the launch of the amphibious bus, tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told TOI. See Full Story
Source: Sikorsky, 15-Sep-14
Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a [...]
The tool provides a comprehensive evaluation of any existing helipad.
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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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NEMSPA Pilots Survey of America's Heliports Now Available for Review and Download
NEMSPA has completed the intial analysis of the data gathered from a survey of helicopter pilots nationwide. The survey garnered over 1300 responses from helicopter pilots with opinions and suggestions regarding the design and the safety of the heliport facilities that they typically use in their daily flying duties. The detailed results of the survey can be accessed by clicking here.
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, Time:
HEMS Weather tool kurt.williams1 07/10/14, 17:07
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Multiple helis landing at single pad Guest 01/15/14, 07:49
Air to Ground Communications (direct with trama center) Guest 10/23/13, 12:15
Crewmember Incapacitation Policy gsizemore 09/26/13, 09:21
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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!
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Great website.., keep up the good work.
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