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NEMSPA opens nominations for two awards

NEMSPA opens nominations for two awards

Air Medical Pilot of the Year The NEMSPA Pilot of the Year Award is presented to an air medical pilot that stands out in terms of professionalism and skill, and an uncompromising attitude toward operational safety. In short, we want to recognize pilots who have made exceptional contributions to the quality and safety of air… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 27-Jul-17

NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award & Lifetime Achievement Award

NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award & Lifetime Achievement Award

The National EMS Pilots Association is now accepting nominations for the NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year and the NEMSPA Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Both awards will be presented at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Texas October 2017. Nominees should embody the best that the air ambulance industry has to offer… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 29-Jun-17

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NEMSPA appoints President Elect

NEMSPA appoints President Elect

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is pleased to announce that Miles Dunagan has been appointed as their next President Elect and will be taking over the duties of President for NEMSPA at the 2016 Air Medical Transport Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dunagan is a veteran fixed wing and rotary wing commercial pilot of… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 14-Aug-16

NEMSPA opens nominations for 2016 Pilot of the Year

NEMSPA opens nominations for 2016 Pilot of the Year

As the announcement on the Home Page of the NEMSPA website says, “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… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 29-Jun-16

Wire Strike and CRM Course Targets Air Crews and Pilots

Wire Strike and CRM Course Targets Air Crews and Pilots

NEMSPA (National EMS Pilots Association) is encouraging all air crews and pilots who operate in the low level environment to attend a one day “Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment and Crew Resource Management” seminar on Sunday, October 18, in Long Beach, California.  This highly acclaimed presentation by Robert (Bob) Feerst, of Utilities Aviation… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 11-Aug-15

NEMSPA to Host Wire Strike Avoidance Seminar

NEMSPA to Host Wire Strike Avoidance Seminar

NEMSPA (National EMS Pilots Association) is encouraging all pilots and crewmembers that operate in a low level environment to attend a one day wire strike prevention seminar on October 18 in Long Beach, California. Robert (Bob) Feerst, a globally recognized expert in specialized crew resource management and pilot techniques in the wire environment, will represent… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 20-Jul-15

NEMSPA Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Pilot of the Year

NEMSPA Now Accepting Nominations for 2015 Pilot of the Year

Each year, the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations from the nation’s air medical transport community to recognize an air medical 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… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 30-Jun-15

NEMSPA Unveils Testing of Enroute Decision Point Protocol

NEMSPA Unveils Testing of Enroute Decision Point Protocol

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is excited to announce the initiation of the testing phase for the Enroute Decision Point (EDP) protocol.  Teamed with Allianz Corp., NEMSPA is launching the EDP protocol to enhance safety and preventinadvertent flight into IMC conditions in the Helicopter EMS industry.  Inadvertent IMC is a leading cause of EMS… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 12-May-15

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Air Medical Pilot Survey Gathers Data for ARC

Air Medical Pilot Survey Gathers Data for ARC

The National EMS Pilots Association has released an online survey for helicopter air ambulance (HAA) pilots to complete. The survey was designed to gather feedback from helicopter air medical pilots to be used by the Aviation Rule-making Committee (ARC) that is currently discussing potential changes to the regulations related to training requirements for helicopter pilots… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 13-Oct-14

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Announcement of New NEMSPA President

Announcement of New NEMSPA President

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is pleased to announce that Kurt Williams has been appointed as their nextacting President.Williams is a former military aviator with nearly 30 years of aviation experience, a Lead Pilot and Air Medical Resource Management Instructor currently employed with PHI Air Medical Group and holds an MBA from The University… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 15-Jul-14

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NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award Nominations

NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year Award Nominations

NEMSPA “EMS Pilot of the Year” Nominations Now Being Accepted at www.poy.nemspa.org Do you know a phenomenal hardworking pilot in the EMS industry that should be recognized for their professionalism, achievements and contributions to the safety ofthe air medical industry?  Now’s your chance to say thank you! Just go to www.poy.nemspa.org and fill out the… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 30-Jun-14

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NCAR Convenes 2nd EMS Helicopter Weather Summit

NCAR Convenes 2nd EMS Helicopter Weather Summit

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in conjunction with the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and the International Helicopter Safety Team (IHST), is holding a second HEMS Weather Summit on Wednesday, December 18 in Washington, DC.   The inaugural summit, held in Boulder Colorado in… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 16-Dec-13

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NEMSPA Now Accepting Subscriptions for CHAMPS Safety Culture Assessment

NEMSPA Now Accepting Subscriptions for CHAMPS Safety Culture Assessment

NEMSPA’s Cultural Health Assessment and Mitigation Program for Safety (CHAMPS) is in beta form and ready to be administered to a selection of air medical provider organizations in order to validate the question-set. Tom Judge, past Chair of the Association for Critical Care Transport had this to say about this safety culture assessment tool: “Throughout… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 17-Oct-13

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NEMSPA to sponsor 4-Hour Heliport Safety Workshop at AMTC 2013

NEMSPA to sponsor 4-Hour Heliport Safety Workshop at AMTC 2013

In its ever continuing quest to enhance industry safety, the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) is sponsoring a four hour workshop on heliport design and safety at this year’s Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  This 4-hour workshop will focus on the basic information that every air medical helicopter provider and heliport… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 01-Oct-13

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HeliHub.com appointed “Preferred News Supplier” to NEMSPA

HeliHub.com appointed “Preferred News Supplier” to NEMSPA

The National EMS Pilots Association has reached an agreement with HeliHub.com whereby our newsfeed is run on the home page of their website.  The most recent ten news stories on HeliHub.com are available in a tabbed window, updated immediately a new story appears on the HeliHub.com website.   In this role HeliHub.com is appointed as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Mar-13

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NEMSPA Annual Board Meeting Huge Success

NEMSPA Annual Board Meeting Huge Success

Not even freezing rain and cold temperatures could stop the passionate dedication of NEMSPA’s Board of Directors, who convened in Salt Lake City January 24th- 25th for their annual board meeting and two-day workshop focusing on safety and membership recruitment. The hoshin style brainstorming session, led by Dr. Frank Thomas, refined and set the tone… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 31-Jan-13

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NEMSPA Board of Directors set to convene in Salt Lake City

NEMSPA Board of Directors set to convene in Salt Lake City

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) Board of Directors announced their annual work session will be held in late January in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Board of Directors, made up of 12 members will spend time working together to be the voice of the air medical pilot. “With many issues and challenges facing the… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 01-Jan-13

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NEMSPA opens nominations for 2012 Pilot of the Year

NEMSPA opens nominations for 2012 Pilot of the Year

Each year, the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations of EMS helicopter or fixed wing pilots from the nationwide air medical transport community for recognition as the NEMSPA EMS Pilot of the Year. If you know of a pilot who stands out in terms of professional achievement and contributions to the safety and excellence of… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 14-Jun-12

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NEMSPA President issues letter

NEMSPA President issues letter

To: All NEMSPA Members, Corporate Partners, and All Others affiliated with Air Medical Transport. First, I want to say “Thank you” to our members and corporate partners for your involvement and commitment to safety in the HEMS industry and for your support of the National EMS Pilots Association. Second I want to express my sincere… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 23-Dec-11

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NEMSPA publishes heliport survey results

NEMSPA publishes heliport survey results

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) has published the results of their recent national survey of active helicopter pilots regarding their opinions and experiences with the current infrastructure of heliport design, management and safety. The intent of these results is to help the helicopter industry and the federal agencies that have oversight of the industry… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 10-Nov-11

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NEMSPA announces 2011 Pilot of the Year award winner

NEMSPA announces 2011 Pilot of the Year award winner

NEMSPA is proud to announce the winner of the 2011 Pilot of the Year Award – Mr. Douglas Stephan of Reach Air Medical Services. Each year, NEMSPA accepts nominations for this award from the nationwide air medical transport community so that we may recognize an individual who stands out in terms of professional achievement and… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 17-Oct-11

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Last chance for helicopter pilots to influence FAA’s new rules on helipads

Last chance for helicopter pilots to influence FAA’s new rules on helipads

Join the over 1,200 helicopter pilots who have already taken the NEMSPA Nationwide Heliport Survey and make your opinion known. By taking this survey you will be providing the FAA and the industry with your first-hand input regarding the heliport infrastructure in the United States. The information gathered will be used to help write the next version of… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 22-Aug-11

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NEMSPA calls all US pilots to complete online heliport survey

NEMSPA calls all US pilots to complete online heliport survey

Make your opinion on heliports known and make it count! The National EMS Pilots Association is conducting a survey to gather opinion on heliport design and safety from those who are most affected by the design and management of heliport facilities – the nation’s helicopter pilots. We are seeking input from all pilots involved in… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 08-Aug-11

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NEMSPA to comment on FAA Heliport Advisory Circular

NEMSPA to comment on FAA Heliport Advisory Circular

In answer to the many questions regarding the FAA’s new heliport advisory circular rewrite efforts I would like to offer up the views of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA).  Given the huge impact and importance this particular advisory circular has on the entire helicopter industry and our community at every level and the fact… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 09-Jun-11

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NEMSPA hails success of Cincinnati Helicopter Safety Summit

NEMSPA hails success of Cincinnati Helicopter Safety Summit

On Tuesday March 22nd, multiple helicopter operators and pilots from every facet of the industry in and around the Cincinnati metro area got together to participate in an open discussion on helicopter safety as it pertains to Cincinnati. The meeting was a joint venture put together by the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) and the… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 31-Mar-11

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NEMSPA to showcase major safety initiatives at Heli-Expo 2011

NEMSPA to showcase major safety initiatives at Heli-Expo 2011

The National EMS Pilots Association – NEMSPA – is proud to be a part of Heli-Expo 2011, Helicopter Association International’s annual trade show of All Things Helicopter in Orlando Florida, March 5-8. Visit us in the Orange County Convention Center at Booth #5711. NEMSPA has collaborated with two of industry’s premier safety organizations to showcase… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 02-Mar-11

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NEMSPA submits detailed comments on FAA NPRM

NEMSPA submits detailed comments on FAA NPRM

The National EMS Pilots Association has submitted a 22-page position paper on the FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making pertaining to helicopter air ambulance operations. January 10 was the deadline for the public submission of comments on the proposed changes to FAR Part 135. The new rules, if implemented as proposed without modification, will be… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 13-Jan-11

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NEMSPA launches survey on promposed EMS regulations

NEMSPA launches survey on promposed EMS regulations

The National EMS Pilots Association is gathering feedback from helicopter EMS pilots on proposed regulations that may become the most far-reaching rules to date for the Air Medical industry. The survey is for active EMS helicopter pilots only. The FAA Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that addresses the safety of commercial helicopter operations is… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 09-Dec-10

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NEMSPA issue statement on Senate EMS bill

NEMSPA issue statement on Senate EMS bill

With regards to Senate Bill S. 848 and H.R. 097, cited as the “Helicopter Medical Services Patient Safety, Protection, and Coordination Act”, the Board of Directors for the National EMS Pilots Association emphasizes the following: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has the expertise, background and processes for implementing rules that govern the certification and continued… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 20-Sep-10

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NEMSPA offers helicopter Airline Transport Pilot preparation course

NEMSPA offers helicopter Airline Transport Pilot preparation course

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) will again be offering a one-day helicopter Airline Transport Pilot preparation course in conjunction with the annual Air Medical Transport Conference. The conference this year will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and the ATP Prep Course will be presented in a hotel facility near the Broward County Convention… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 16-Aug-10

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NEMSPA to distribute sleep and fatigue management program

NEMSPA to distribute sleep and fatigue management program

The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) has joined with Alertness Solutions of Cupertino, California to serve as the exclusive distributor of the Z-Coach fatigue management program to members of the 24/7 nation-wide air medical transport community. Z-Coach is an innovative, comprehensive, internet-based program that provides individuals with knowledge, strategies, and tools to enhance safety and… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 04-May-10

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EMS working group attack pressures to fly

EMS working group attack pressures to fly

A new working group of the air medical transport industry met on this date to formulate a strategy to identify and mitigate the pressures that may be placed on air medical crew members to accept or continue a flight under conditions of elevated risk. The project is part of the No-Pressure Initiative sponsored by the… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 20-Jan-10

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American Eurocopter’s 2009 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award

American Eurocopter is proud to announce that the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMPSA) has been selected to receive the third annual Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award. The organization was chosen because of its contributions to safety initiatives and education throughout the industry.

Source: American Eurocopter, 28-Oct-09

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The National EMS Pilots Association Announces its “Heliport Safety Sign Campaign”

The National EMS Pilots Association Announces its “Heliport Safety Sign Campaign”

During the Air Medical Transport Conference in San Jose, California, the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) announced its “Heliport Safety Sign Campaign”. In its continuing efforts to advance safety in the air medical and aviation industries NEMSPA has introduced a new program to help enhance safety and reduce liability around heliports.

Source: Vertical, 27-Oct-09

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NEMSPA offers Prep Course for ATP-H written Exam

The course will be presented by Airline Grounds Schools as a pre-conference event on the day prior to the opening of the 2009 Air Medical Transport Conference in San Jose, CA.

Source: RotorNews, 17-Aug-09

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NEMSPA Releases Ten Most Pressing HEMS Safety Issues

Source: Rotorhub, 02-Feb-09

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