Hello and Welcome to the EMS Pilot forum! My name is Adam Orgill I am the Aviation Administrator at NAAMTA. I earned a BS in Aviation Science from Utah Valley University while obtaining a Commercial Pilot Certificate. Currently I am perusing a degree Information Systems from UVU. My passions are Aviation and Technology, I am passionate about all things aviation and technology I am excited to be part of NAAMTA as we drive for procedural excellence in compliance. I will be using this forum to discuss topics relating to Pilots and their daily activates with the intent of creating a sense of compliance and safety in the industry.
I am commencing a series of posts on the topic of Advanced Crew Resource Management (ACRM), starting with an Introduction to ACRM and moving on to the development of an ACRM training program, and how to begin implementing ARCM training for flight crews.
I am hopeful that this forum may serve the purpose of collaborating with people from the vast industry of aviation, more specifically from the Emergency Medical Services world.
On March 22, 2011 a new Federal Aviation Regulation for part 135 operators will be in affect that will require that Crew Resource Management (CRM) training be a part of the operators Initital and Recurrent training for all crewmembers including Pilots and Flight Attendants. The regulation states:
"The final rule requires certificate holders to establish initial and recurrent CRM academic training programs for crewmembers within 2 years of the effective date of the rule. At a minimum, the CRM training programs must address the authority of the pilot in command, communication processes, building and maintaining a flight team, managing workload and time, maintaining situational awareness, recognizing and mitigating fatigue and stress, and mastering aeronautical decision-making skills based on the certificate holder’s operating environment"
Does an EMS pilot that has received medical training have a competitive advantage over those that haven't?
Do organizations want pilots that are dual trained?
What are the risks involved?
Can they do both jobs, or does there need to be separation between the two?
“…some companies prefer you not to have medical training, because your job is a pilot, not a paramedic, and they don't want you trying to perform medical tasks and fly at the same time”
“The only EMS pilot I know happens to also be a paramedic. His opinion is that his being a paramedic wasnota requirement but it separated him in a stack of resumes for the same EMS job. Basically, it will never hurt to be medically trained, even if you will never use it”
Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) works by using digital elevation data and airplane instrumental values to predict if a likely future position of the aircraft intersects with the ground. The flight crew is thus provided with "earlier aural and visual warning of impending terrain, forward looking capability, and continued operation in the landing configuration.” Statistics show that no aircraft fitted with a properly enabled second-generation EGPWS (TAWS) has ever suffered a CFIT accident. Especially in non-radar environments, TAWS gives pilots a better sense of Spatial Awareness making crew and passengers safer.
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