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
Each year the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations from the nation’s air medical transport community to recognize an EMS Pilot who stands 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 nominate him or her for this special recognition.

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NEMSPA is hosting a Wirestrike Prevention Seminar designed for helicopter pilots and for other flight crewmembers.
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Daily News Courtesy of www.HeliHub.com
Source: Airbus, 09-Oct-15
The first H135 in the UK, acquired and operated by Bond Air Services on behalf of Thames Valley Air Ambulance, is imminently entering into service in the Thames Valley region.  The public launch of the aircraft, to take place in Oxfordshire on Monday 12th October, will see the start of the H135’s first operations in… Read more »
Source: FlightSafety, 09-Oct-15
FlightSafety International announces that Edward Koharik has joined the company as Executive Director, Visual Systems. “We welcome Ed to FlightSafety and look forward to his contributions as Executive Director of Visual Systems,” said Jon Hester, Vice President, Visual Systems. “Ed has over 23 years of leadership and management experience in transportation, logistics, military special operations,… Read more »
Source: Donaldson, 09-Oct-15
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a business unit within Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) has joined forces with the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on a one-of-a-kind flying scientific laboratory designed to assist scientists to obtain vital information about climate and human health. The Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science… Read more »
Source: Airbus, 09-Oct-15
Airbus Helicopters’ reaffirmed its commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, safety and competitiveness at this year’s Helitech International air show in London, securing important contracts and underscoring the company’s strong positioning in a challenging market atmosphere. The twin-engine H135 was a star player at this year’s show: •  Waypoint Leasing signed for 20 H135s, which the… Read more »
Source: ASU, 09-Oct-15
From the tradeshow floor of Helitech International, NVG specialists, Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) of Idaho, USA and UK based operator and support organization, Specialist Aviation Services Ltd (SAS) announced the appointment of SAS as a dealer and service center for ASU’s ANVIS 9 night vision goggles. As more European HEMS operators expand their services… Read more »
Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Oct-15
AgustaWestland announced today that Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has agreed to acquire an additional 18 helicopters from the AW Family, including the AW169 light intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium twin types. The aircraft are expected to be delivered from 2016 through 2019 and will operate… Read more »
Source: Airbus, 08-Oct-15
Airbus Helicopters has today announced the latest axis of its HCare services development with the release of two new families of digital Connected Services: HCare Fleet and HCare Flight. HCare Fleet offers digital services to support and ease maintenance operations through two new solutions: •Fleet Keeper is the only Airbus Helicopters-approved solution providing a digital… Read more »
Source: FAA, 08-Oct-15
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has entered into a Pathfinder agreement with CACI International Inc. to evaluate how the company’s technology can help detect Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the vicinity of airports. In testimony today before the House Aviation Subcommittee, FAA Deputy Administrator Mike Whitaker said that flying an unmanned aircraft near a busy… Read more »
Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Oct-15
AgustaWestland announced today that Heli Service international GmbH has signed a contract for an AW169 light intermediate helicopter. This aircraft will be delivered by autumn 2016 through specialist aviation lessor LCI Helicopters to undertake offshore operations in the North Sea. This order marks the first AW169 customer for this application globally and the entry of… Read more »
Source: PDG Helicopters, 08-Oct-15
PDG Helicopters has received its new H135 at a hand over event at Helitech 2015.  The aircraft, the 17th Airbus Helicopters aircraft in the PDG fleet, has been selected to support PDG’s service contract with the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLAs).  This will be the second H135 in PDG Helicopters’ fleet and, in a sign of… Read more »

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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.
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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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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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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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CW3 GM 08/10/2015
I enjoyed the article on EDP. Thanks.
JayZee 07/01/2014
Very nice site!
Capt Denis Murphy 08/06/2013
Great website, keep up the good work.
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