Member Benefits and Discounts
With over 3,500 members on the roster, one the biggest benefits of joining the association is the camaraderie our members enjoy from belonging to an organization of LGBT aviators and aviation enthusiasts. Whether that camaraderie is generated by attending one of the many events, communicating online, or reading the latest association magazine, it’s the fellowship of our members that strikes a consistent, rewarding chord.
We host numerous events throughout the year and across the continent. Our two major events are held in Provincetown, Mass. in September and in Palm Springs, Calif. in January. Other events such as the NGPA Industry Expo, Women in Aviation, and Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) conferences, and EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh also attract large numbers. We occasionally offer group travel discounts for adventures with other members to exciting destinations.
Contrails – the quarterly magazine
Our quarterly magazine, Contrails, keeps you informed on programs, events, member stories, and items of interest. Articles cover topics as varied as aviation safety, FAA regulations and technology advancements, coming out on the job stories, favorite flying destinations, and coverage of events. One of the most popular regular features is the “Member Profile,” which introduces a member to the rest of the membership. The event calendar lists events not only from the National Gay Pilots Association, but also the events taking place at local gay and lesbian aviation groups across the country.
Our monthly e-newsletter keeps you up-to-date on the latest organization news. Read about upcoming events, or keep in the loop by reviewing past events. A monthly listing of all club activities for local organizations keeps the NGPA network moving!
Registered Members Web Access
NGPA Members have access to to a wide variety secure of social networking experiences on our website. From messaging, photos, chat, discussion groups, and links to Facebook and Twitter, the site has something for everyone. Registered members can access secure online services for viewing the calendar and registering for events. Members can update their own information, including renewals, and can post as many photos as they wish. There are also links to other aviation and LGBT resources such as regional LGBT aviation groups, aviation flight planning services, and safety reports.
For U.S. pilots, we also provide an excellent opportunity for you to consult with the pros regarding the FAA’s most current policy on illnesses, medications, opportunistic infections, etc., through its relationship with Virtual Flight Surgeons.
Through our member directory, you can search for members in your area or for those with a specific aviation interest or certification. All our subscribers can opt in so friends and colleagues can find them throughout our network.
NGPA hosts two flagship events every year. Throughout the year we stay in touch by promoting and sponsoring local NGPA chapters or affiliates to encourage fellowship and networking. We have many established local groups already, and the number of local groups keeps growing. If you are interested in starting a local group, or joining a group already established, reach out to the leaders of that group today and attend the next gathering! You won’t regret it!