HEMS Tool Help


At the request of the Federal Aviation Administration, a tool specifically designed to show weather conditions for short-distance and low-altitude flights that are common for the helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) community was created. HEMS operators are extremely sensitive to changing and/or adverse weather conditions and need weather information presented for non-weather experts quickly and effectively. To meet this need, the interactive tools were adapted to display high resolution grids of critical weather parameters, particularly cloud ceiling and surface visibility. Using a highly interactive and intuitive tool that focuses on small, localized regions, HEMS operators gain critical weather awareness to make all their flights safe for crews and patients.