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 navigate, 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
In an effort to more effectively deploy LED lighting technology at airports and heliports, the FAA is seeking input from pilots with their experience with Light Emitting Diode (LED) airport/heliport lighting
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Mike Lamee, assistant chief pilot at Med-Trans was presented the NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Nashville. As a traveling trainer and evaluator of HEMS pilots at air medical programs serviced by Med-Trans, Mike teaches and requires the highest standards of proficiency and safety for pilots ...
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Bell, 22-May-15
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will showcase for the very first time the Bell 505 at this year’s HeliRussia exhibition, May 21-23 in Moscow, Russia.  The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, which first flew November 10, 2014, is a five-seat, single-engine, turbine helicopter leveraging Bell Helicopter’s proven technology and nearly half a… Read more »
Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15
The Mi-171A2 flying laboratory has concluded the second phase of preliminary flight tests. A total of 67 ground runs and 72 flights were carried out at the flight test centre at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters enterprise (part of State Corporation Rostec). During phase one, 43 flights were conducted on the helicopter, which… Read more »
Source: Bristow, 22-May-15
A traditional topping off ceremony took place yesterday (Tuesday, 19 May 2015) to mark the ongoing construction of the new search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base at Newquay Cornwall Airport. The base will house two Sikorsky S92 helicopters operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, who are taking over delivery of helicopter SAR services throughout the UK… Read more »
Source: MedEvac, 22-May-15
The 2nd Great American Safety Drive, featuring two separate routes, officially gets underway in June of 2015.  The Drive is the MedEvac Add NewFoundation’s major fundraising initiative for 2015, a philanthropic event designed specifically to promote safety with our medical transport programs, and their valued partner organizations across the country. The Northern Route, featuring a… Read more »
Source: Airwork, 22-May-15
Highly respected Queensland helicopter operator Airwork Helicopters announces that after 4 years of development and certification it has obtained a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Australian Parts Manufacturing Approval (APMA) from CASA to manufacture advanced composite tail rotor blades for Bell 206 helicopters. Airwork founder and CEO Myles Tomkins said his factory at Caboolture Airport… Read more »
Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15
The new light commercial Ansat and Ka-226T helicopters, developed by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) are now available on the Russian commercial aircraft market. Both received the required Interstate Aviation Committee Aviation Register certificates, and can be operated commercially. Earlier modifications of these helicopters have been used by the Ministry of Defence, Emergencies… Read more »
Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-May-15
Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announces that it has received Additional Type Certification from the Interstate Aviation Committee’s Aviation Register (IAC AR) for the light multirole Ka-226T helicopter. Receiving additional certification opens up opportunities for the delivery and operation of the basic model of this helicopter. ‘Certification of the Ka-226T is the result… Read more »
Source: HAL, 22-May-15
As part of a process to acquire certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Advance Light Helicopter-Dhruv, HAL carried out noise measurement flight trials at Mysuru airport recently in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The EASA representatives witnessed the entire flight test and preliminary analysis of the recorded noise data,… Read more »
Source: FAA, 22-May-15
Pilots will be able to file flight plans and receive the latest weather information on-line, effective immediately, under two new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) contracts. Computer Science Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corporation will provide the pre-flight services under the Direct User Access Terminal Service (DUATS) II contracts the FAA awarded on May 12. The DUATS… Read more »
Source: Auburn, 22-May-15
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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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Duh, why didn′t we come up with this??? webmaster 11/25/2014
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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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Wish no more – it's here!
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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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JayZee 07/01/2014
Very nice site!
Capt Denis Murphy 08/06/2013
Great website, keep up the good work.
Markus 07/26/2012
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We appreciate all of your inputs and strive for continuous improvement.

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