In 1990, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots. Communication was by telephone, and members were identified by having an airplane on their shirt. During that time, members risked losing their job 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 next Cape Cod Classic.

As the world continues to move forward with good social responsibility and increased vaccinations, your NGPA Events Team is hard at work planning the 2021 Cape Cod Classic! This year's event will look a bit different than years past, as we make a greater focus on all of the activities being held outdoors. 

We look forward to seeing you all at the 2021 Cape Cod Classic which will be held on September 16th-19th 2021


Set against the classic backdrop of New England, the Cape Cod Classic is the NGPA's flagship East Coast event. It is always a member favorite, and is held in the gayest town in the world, Provincetown, which provides a unique and fun environment that is highly accessible due to its proximity to Boston.

The Cape Cod Classic provides our members an intimate opportunity to experience Provincetown while bonding over our common love of aviation. The event features breakout sessions, a general aviation-themed keynote address, fly-in, and formal dinner banquet, among other activities.

Our event app describes the weekend's events in great detail and also includes important travel and transportation logistics as well as attendee networking opportunities. Check back early fall to download the app. 

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