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2017 Cape Cod Classic Presented by Wings Financial

 

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In 1990, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots. Communication was by telephone, and people were to be identified by having an airplane on their shirts. During that time, members risked losing their jobs or being discharged from the military if they were outed as gay.

This eventually evolved into a national organization, and we're excited to continue to celebrate that legacy at the 2017 Cape Cod Classic Presented by Wings Financial, which will be held from Sept. 14-17, 2017 in Provincetown, Mass.

Set against the classic New England backdrop of Cape Cod, our flagship East Coast event is always a member favorite and is held in the gayest town in the world, Provincetown, which provides a unique, intimate, and fun environment for our members to gather while still being highly accessible due to its proximity to Boston.

We hope you'll join us on Cape this September!

Registration, Admission, and Fine Print


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For specific information regarding registration or admission, please contact:

STEVE SHANKS
Registration Manager

steve.shanks@ngpa.org

Lodging Arrangements


The National Events P
lanning Commitee has secured special arrangements at the following properties:
The Boatslip Beach Club, 161 Commercial St
DETAILS: The Boatslip Beach Club will provide NGPA members a 10 percent discount on published room rates, based upon availability, from Sept. 13-19, 2017. Call 508.487.1669 to book.
Crew’s Quarters, 198 Commercial Street
DETAILS: Crew’s Quarters will offer a 15 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.5900 to book.

Eight Dyer Hotel, 8 Dyer Street

DETAILS: Eight Dyer Hotel will offer a 15 percent discount to NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend (valid from September 14-17, 2017, checking out on Sept. 18). Discount available until July 1, 2017. Additionally, Eight Dyer Hotel offers a special 10 percent year-round discount to NGPA members (some blackout dates apply). Call 508.487.0880 to book, or enter NGPA2017 in website booking engine at 8dyer.com in the promotional code box. Proof of membership required at check-in.
Gifford House Inn, 9 Carver Street
DETAILS: The Gifford House Inn will offer a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.0688 to book.
Roux Provincetown, 210 Bradford Street, Provincetown, MA
DETAILS: Roux Provincetown will offer a 15 percent discount to the NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend (9/14-17, 2017, checking out 9/18). The promotional rate is available for bookings up until July 30. Roux Provincetown offers free parking, free WIFI, and has a covered porch and side terraces to gather. They also offer a full, hot, plated breakfast every morning and a savory bites Happier Hour every night except Sunday. Call 508.487.1717 to book.

Sage Inn, 336 Commercial Street

DETAILS: Sage Inn will offer a 15 percent discount to NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend (valid from 9/11/2017 – 9/17/2017). Call 508.487.6424 to book and mention the NGPA pilot discount. Additionally, Sage Inn offers a special 10 percent year-round discount to NGPA members (some blackout dates apply).
The Waterford Inn, 386 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
The Waterford Inn offers a 15% discount during the Cape Cod Classic weekend. This discount is also available all year long as a special benefit to NGPA members. Call 508.487.6400 and mention you are with the NGPA to book.
Watership Inn, 7 Winthrop Street
DETAILS: The Watership Inn will offer a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.0094 to book.

White Wind Inn, 174 Commercial Street
DETAILS: White Wind Inn will offer a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.1526 to book. Additionally, White Wind Inn offers a special 10 percent discount to NGPA members for off-season stays (Labor Day until memorial Day, excluding holidays).


In addition to the properties above, the following resources are helpful:

Airbnb.com, Homeaway.com
Lots of good deals are available for the Cape Cod Classic weekend, including single rooms and entire properties.

Lodging Connect Sheet
Have a room but looking for a roommate? Or looking for a room? Connect with another NGPA member today!

Add your name to the lodging connect sheet >


Transportation

Getting to the Cape can be a bit complicated, so it's good to plan ahead. We recommend one of the following means of transport:
Drive
Cars can be easily rented from Boston Logan International Airport. The drive from Boston is very scenic, and can take from 1.5-4 hours depending on traffic. Please be prepared for delays getting on and off Cape during holidays, rush hour, and inclement weather.
Sail
Fast ferry service from Boston, which takes about 1.5 hours, is available through two operators, Boston Harbor Cruises (www.bostonharborcruises.com) and Bay State Cruises (www.baystatecruises.com). This is by far the easiest and most enjoyable way to get to P-town, and the ferries will drop you off right in the center of town. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the ferry on the day of departure. The operators use different wharfs in Boston, so make sure you travel to the correct one and double check your departure time (schedules change to the low season in September).
Fly
Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines (www.capeair.com) offers their famed Cessna 402 service to P-town from Boston. The trip is quick and scenic, though you'll need to use a taxi in P-town once you land. If you're planning to jumpseat, ID-90, or ZED on Cape Air/Nantucket Airlines, please note that many (and we do mean many) NGPA members plan to do the same. Please take this into consideration!

Bike
When you get to P-town, biking is the best way to get around. Two local bike shops have partnered with the NGPA to offer member discounts: Gale Force Bikes (10% discount; call 508.487.4849 to book) and the P-Town Bike Shack (20% discount; call 508.487.0232 to book).


Mobile App, Schedule Events, and Detailed Weekend Information

PVC guidebook app mockups

The NGPA is excited to introduce the 2017 Cape Cod Classic Presented by Wings Financial app! This app will replace printed registration materials and provide users with a wealth of real-time resources and information including:

• Schedules and detailed event information
Registration, hotel, and transportation information
Exclusive discounts
Detailed information for those piloting aircraft into PVC (see the "Information for Pilots" section of the FAQs)
Weekend food and beverage information including detailed menus
Live chat and messaging

Easy networking with other attendees
Direct social media access and interaction
Queen of the Fleet contest balloting
NGPA photo albums
Upcoming events

The app is completely free, easy to use, and works on both iOS, Google/Android, and Blackberry 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, Google Play, Amazon Store, Blackberry Store, or visit the link below:

https://guidebook.com/app/NGPA/

Corporate Sponsors




PRESENTING SPONSOR WINGS FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION

Wings Financial Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative proving outstanding service and value to its 220,000 members worldwide. Wings ranks among the nation’s top 30 credit unions at $4.5 billion in assets and is the largest credit union in Minnesota.

Wings members enjoy some of the nation’s best savings and lending rates, convenient mobile and online access, over 60,000 surcharge free ATMs, and 17 branch locations throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, plus offices in Atlanta, Detroit, Orlando and Seattle.

Founded in 1938, Wings membership has grown from serving the employees of a single airline to those working in the U.S. aviation industry nationwide as well as residents of the Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma metro areas. To learn more, visit www.wingsfinancial.com.

TOTAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
NGPA Flight Deck members will be treated to a special thank you reception on Saturday, Sept. 16 sponsored in part by Total Investment Management, a NGPA Gold-level sponsor. Learn more at www.timgt.com.


BAREFOOT WINE
Wine selections at the Cape Cod Dinner Banquet are 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 www.barefootwine.com.

GIFFORD HOUSE INN
The Porchside Bar at the Gifford House Inn is the official venue for the Pilot Party on Friday, Sept. 15. Additionally, the Gifford House Inn and their sister property the Watership Inn are offering a 10 percent discount to all NGPA members for the Cape Cod Classic weekend. Call 508.487.0688 or 508.487.0094 to book.


GOJET AIRLINES
Keynote speaker Margrit Waltz, who will present on Saturday, Sept. 16, is sponsored by GoJet Airlines, a NGPA Gold Sponsor. Learn more about GoJet at www.gojetairlines.com.

HARPOON
Local beer selections at the Cape Cod Dinner Banquet are graciously sponsored by Harpoon Brewery’s Harpoon Helps Program. Learn more at www.harpoonhelps.com.

PIEDMONT AIRLINES

The third annual NGPA 5K Race and Fun Run, which will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, is sponsored by Piedmont Airlines, a NGPA Platinum-level sponsor. Learn more at www.piedmont-airlines.com.

PROVINCETOWN TOURISM FUND
The Provincetown Tourism Fund supports events that attracts visitors for the purpose of enhancing the economic base of Provincetown’s tourism industry, allowing the visitor to experience the many facets of Provincetown and promote re-visitation while being consistent with the culture and heritage of Provincetown. Learn more at www.provincetowntourismoffice.org.

Contact Information

KYLE SZARY
Chairman, National Events Planning Committee

kyle.szary@ngpa.org
STEVE SHANKS
Registration Manager

steve.shanks@ngpa.org


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