FAA Extends HEMS Part 135 Wx Reporting Exemption

 - August 28, 2009, 6:55 AM

An exemption that allows helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operators to conduct Part 135 EMS departures under IFR rules in VFR conditions and in the absence of approved weather-reporting sources has been extended to Sept. 30, 2011. To qualify to fly under Exemption 6175, an operator must be a member of both the Helicopter Association International and the Association of Air Medical Services.