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2017 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up Presented by United Airlines






The 2017 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up Presented by United Airlines is our flagship West Coast event. It will be held from January 20 to January 22, 2017 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel. Check back soon for information about the event, including our keynote speaker, Queen and Princess of the Fleet Contest, and our exclusive NGPA Formal Dinner Banquet.

Registration, Admission, and Fine Print

The 2017 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up Presented by United Airlines is sold out. Thank you for your interest.

Lodging Arrangements

Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
The host hotel for the 2017 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up Presented by United Airlines is the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel, the only full-service Marriott in the majestic oasis of Palm Springs, Calif.
Nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains where the day's bright sunshine and night's twinkling stars will enamor and amaze, the Renaissance Palm Springs is near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and is the perfect destination for leisure and business. Enjoy easy access to museums, art galleries, and activities in and around downtown. The chic restaurant, Date, provides an upscale dining experience in a casual setting. Spacious guest rooms offer plush bedding, marble bathrooms and modern technologies for a comfortable night's slumber.
After an action-packed day, enjoy a late-night swim in our heated outdoor pool, one of the desert's largest, or visit the state-of-the-art fitness center. Get cozy in a private cabana and relax under swaying palm trees. And don't forget to treat yourself to a massage or other pampering treatment at Spa Del Sol. The Renaissance Palm Springs offers a desert resort atmosphere with a cosmopolitan flair.
A special NGPA rate of $170/night is available throughout the weekend. Booking is available via the hotel sales office at 760.322.6000 or online with the link provided below.
Lodging Connect Sheet
Have a room but looking for a roommate? Or looking for a room? Connect with another NGPA member today!

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Mobile App & Detailed Weekend Information

The NGPA is excited to introduce the 2017 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up Presented by United Airlines app! Our new app will replace printed registration materials and provide users, including those attending the NGPA Industry Expo Presented by United Airlines, with a wealth of real-time resources and information including:

-Schedules and detailed event information
-Registration and hotel information
-Exclusive hotel and travel discounts on United/United Express
-Fuel and parking discounts at our host FBO, Signature Flight Support PSP (see the "Information for Pilots" section of the FAQs)
-Menus for Saturday
-Live chat and messaging

-Easy networking with other attendees
-Direct social media access and interaction
-NGPA Industry Expo vendor information and vendor-specific details
-Queen of the Fleet contest balloting
-NGPA photo albums
-Upcoming events
The app is completely free, easy to use, and works on both iOS and Android platforms. Windows phone users may link to a special mobile app website to enjoy the features as well. To get started, simply search for “NGPA” on the App Store or Google Play, or visit the link below:

Corporate Sponsors


United Airlines is proud to be the exclusive presenting sponsor of the 2017 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up and a NGPA Diamond Elite-level sponsor.

At United, diversity is defined as the range of differences that make individuals unique, including ability, age, ethnicity, gender identification, race, sexual orientation and veteran's status. Inclusion is how United leverages these differences to form a genuine community and expand business opportunities.

United's approach is treating diversity and inclusion like a core leadership competency, taking diversity well beyond compliance. The goal is for leaders to create a culture where acceptance and appreciation of everyone is the norm and each employee is comfortable bringing their full selves to work. The mission is to create an inclusive work environment, characterized by dignity and respect, that empowers every employee to serve the global marketplace and contribute to United's success. Learn more at

The Early Bird Meet & Greet on Thursday is sponsored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, a NGPA Gold-level sponsor.

The AOPA team, operating out of offices in Frederick, Maryland, Washington, DC, and Wichita, Kansas, exists to protect and to grow the incredible privilege that they call general aviation. Whether it is through educating the public about the fun and the utility that aircraft can provide, preparing resources and training material to enhance the skills of pilots everywhere, or advocating for aviation within government agencies—it is their job to maintain the strength and vitality of the flying community. Their mission is to ensure that the sky remains within reach of everyone who dreams of becoming a pilot. Learn more at

The 2017 Kickoff Night is sponsored by Barefoot Wine, who who for more than 25 years has danced, poured wine and, most recently, celebrated marriage equality with the LGBT community. Barefoot wine looks back at the footprints we've made with the LGBT community with nothing but PRIDE. Learn more at

Lunch on Saturday at Signature Flight Support PSP is sponsored by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a NGPA Gold-level sponsor.

At Embry-Riddle, diversity soars. Embry-Riddle is home to students from around the world, with a broad variety of backgrounds and experiences.
ERAU is proud to offer support and resources for the diverse groups of Embry-Riddle, including women, students of color, LGBTQ, religiously diverse, and persons with disabilities. Learn more at


The 2017 Kickoff Night is sponsored by Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, which began with a true passion for good beer, the absolute love of flying, and the pure enjoyment of being around great friends.

Founder and Master Brewer Ben Cook and his buddies used to meet at hangar 24 after an afternoon of flying to trade stories, talk aviation, play music, and share a few cold ones that Ben just finished brewing at home. These days, the location of where these fine beers are brewed has changed, but the quality time spent enjoying a delicious, handcrafted beer and conversation with friends is the same as ever.

One of Hangar 24's Core Values is to embrace family, friends, and community. Community has been an enormous contributing factor to Hangar 24's success and giving back by donating to various organizations is one of the small ways that we can say thank you. It gives us great pleasure to be able to contribute. Learn more at

Coffee, tea, and juice on Saturday morning is sponsored by Skywest Airlines, a NGPA Gold-level sponsor.

SkyWest is a committed equal opportunity employer and was recognized by the Human Rights Campaign in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) as a top employer for workplace equality. They do not hire employees based on identification or supposed identification with any group of people. Instead, it is Skywest's goal to base hiring on a prospective employee's character, attitude, skills, work record, training, experience and education.  Learn more at

Contact Information


Chairman, National Events Planning Committee
Registration Manager

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