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: USMC, 26-Mar-15
A Marine with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 366, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., was awarded the Enlisted Aircrewman of the Year Award for 2014. The Enlisted Aircrewman of the Year Award was established in honor of Master Gunnery Sgt. Danny L. Radish, who served in Marine aviation with… Read more »
Source: KamloopsBCNow, 26-Mar-15
BC RCMP Senior Media Officer Rob Vermeulen confirmed that the provincial government and the RCMP continue to have discussions about the re-location of the Kamloops police helicopter to the North District.  See Full Story
Source: The Helicopter Museum, 26-Mar-15
On Sunday (29th March ) as part of the Whirly Birds event, pilot Jerry Grayson will visit The Helicopter Museum to see the Westland Whirlwind and Wessex helicopters he flew in the Fleet Air Arm and to sign copies of his new biography ” Rescue Pilot”. Jerry Grayson became the youngest helicopter pilot to ever… Read more »
Source: Waypoint Leasing, 26-Mar-15
Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a five year US$85 million term loan facility led by Deutsche Bank AG. The company will use the proceeds to support its customers through the provision of further liquidity into the global helicopter market. Alan Jenkins, CFO of… Read more »
Source: Amur Finance, 25-Mar-15
Amur Finance Company, Inc. (Amur) announced today the acquisition of Singapore-based Lloyd Helicopter Pte. Ltd. (Lloyd) through Amur’s subsidiaries Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS) and Amur ESL PTE Ltd. (Amur ESL). For over 35 years, Lloyd has provided the global helicopter industry with sale and leasing services for new and pre-owned helicopters, and professional consulting… Read more »
Source: US Army, 25-Mar-15
Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned to both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS. Burgess and others spoke during a media roundtable… Read more »
Source: University Of Miami, 25-Mar-15
WHO: University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science Dean Roni Avissar and scientists. WHAT: Media-only event for an advanced preview of the UM Rosenstiel School’s one-of-a-kind Helicopter Observation Platform (HOP). The flying scientific laboratory allows scientists to obtain vital information about our climate, environment and human health. WHEN: Monday, April 13,… Read more »
Source: AAMS, 25-Mar-15
AAMS is pleased to announce the PHI Air Medical Honor Guard as our 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Community Service Award. The award will be presented on Tuesday, March 24th during the AAMS Spring Leadership Conference at the Crystal City Marriott Gateway hotel in Arlington, Va. AAMS presents this award annually to an emergency… Read more »
Source: CHC, 25-Mar-15
CHC President and Chief Executive Officer Karl Fessenden, in keynote remarks today, urged “inclusion, engagement and accountability” to about 750 people attending an internationally recognized aviation-safety event.  Speaking at the 11th-Annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit, Mr. Fessenden said that advancing collective safety in aviation particularly requires more involvement of what he called the “silent… Read more »
Source: Stars And Stripes, 25-Mar-15
The Navy says it plans to obtain its own fleet of 44 V-22 Ospreys, taking possession of eight a year starting in 2020. See Full Story

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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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Pharme312 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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Feel free to leave us a comment on how you like our new website.
We appreciate all of your inputs and strive for continuous improvement.

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Do you think the air medical industry will succeed in reducing the HEMS accident rate significantly by 2016?
Tell us your opinion:
RESULTS:  (223 votes so far)
 A: 57% B: 32% C: 11%  
Poll launched: 07/12/2012
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