Hey there NGPA Family! We know the past few weeks have challenged us all in many different ways. From government restrictions on travel, to worries about your health, to financial strain and concerns over your own job security. It has surely been a stressful time and we all look forward to clear air on the horizon! 

Your leadership team has been working hard to set our organization up for long term success through these challenging times. A big part of that, is ensuring we adapt our programming to meet our members changing needs amidst our current landscape. With our world’s current practices of social distancing, we are seeing many of our events over the next few months be postponed or cancelled. This will greatly limit our ability to gather together in person, but that doesn’t mean we have to completely stop “gathering!” Virtual NGPA hangouts will be ramping up over the coming weeks to ensure we all can still get together! We have also teamed up with our corporate sponsors and industry partners to offer our members some guidance on different subjects through these challenging times.

Please use this page as point of reference for all of our upcoming events. This page will be updated regularly so please check back daily for new events and updates. Check out our tabs below for informational webinars, virtual hangouts, mentor opportunities, event changes, and more

Stay strong NGPA Family, we are all in this together!


Informational Webinars

Come join us as we team up with NGPA corporate sponsors and industry partners to provide some guidance and support as we navigate the current landscape.

Next Webinar:

Business Aviation Career Webinar
Thursday, October 29th @ 4pm EDT

Join the Business Aviation Career Webinar, hosted by the NGPA Mentorship Program, as we talk with professionals in the Business Aviation sector of the industry. During the webinar you will hear directly from several professionals as they tell you how they got started, advice for those looking to get into the business aviation field, and answers to your question. This presentation is open to all, and is specifically targeting students who are looking at career path options. Be sure to register now for this exciting webinar held on Thursday, October 29th at 4pm ET/ 1pm PT. 

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Completed Webinars:

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Medical Guidance & Q&A with Dr. Quay Snyder

Recording Available Below


Dr. Snyder is President/CEO and co-founder of Aviation Medicine Advisory Service (AMAS), an organization dedicated to aviation safety, pilot health and career preservation. He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and Duke University School of Medicine. He has completed medical residencies in Family Practice and Aerospace Medicine and is board certified in specialties, as well as Occupational Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Snyder received his Master’s of Science Degree in Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He was named as the Air Line Pilots Assn Int’l. (ALPA) Aeromedical Advisor in January 2010.

Join Dr. Snyder for this informational webinar where he will cover COVID-19 specific information along with guidance on medical certificates for HIV+ and transgender pilots.  Live Q&A will conclude the event.

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Financial Planning Q&A with Todd Foster of Total Investment Management

Recording Available Below

 
Todd Foster graduated from the Janice H. Levin School of Business-Rutgers University, with a B.S. in Accounting. While in college, he was employed by Ernst & Young LLP in the National 401k/Pension Department. After graduation, Todd continued working for Ernst & Young LLP in their professional group as an auditor. Todd joined Total Investment Management in January of 1998 to work alongside his father, John. Todd obtained his Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation in 2009 to better serve TIM’s main clientele: participants of pension and 401k plans. 

Join Todd as he takes your financial planning questions LIVE and offers his expertise to our members on best financial practices in the current economic climate.

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Aviation Job Market Perspective & Planning With Cage Marshall Consulting

Recording Available Below


At Cage Marshall Consulting, we've been helping pilots reach their career goals since 1988. No matter what the circumstances, a Cage Marshall trained interviewee will come off as prepared and professional, ready to overcome any obstacle thrown at you during the interview process. We can help you at every phase of your career, from university through post-retirement. We take a vested interest in all our clients, and are dedicated to helping you achieve your dream job. Your success is our success.

Join Cheryl Cage and Angie Marshall of Cage Marshall Consulting for a deep dive on their current perspective of the aviation job market as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.  They will offer best practices and pointers on things you can do now to mitigate any possible interruptions of employment in the future.

Live Q&A will also be available at the end of the webinar.

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How Flying Builds Habits for Success with John & Martha King

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John and Martha King's use of technology and clear, simple, and fun teaching have made aviation knowledge more accessible to pilots throughout the world. John and Martha have been champions for the cause of improving the risk management practices of general aviation pilots and they speak to thousands of pilots each year on aviation safety. They work with the FAA's National Aviation Safety Program in producing safety videos. They also volunteer their time to speak to college classes on starting a small business.

They are both icons in the world of general aviation and we are so lucky to call them strong allies of The NGPA! Join John & Martha as they talk with you all about the drive that aviation and flying give people to succeed in all areas of their lives.

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Get Your Logbook in Top Shape + Q&A with Coradine Aviation Systems

Recording Available Below

LogTen Pro has been helping pilots track their flight time, stay safely within regulated limits and keep a picture perfect logbook since 2003. 

This is an uncertain and scary time for everyone and the aviation industry in particular is changing rapidly and dramatically. Many of us at Coradine are professional pilots ourselves and have experienced the impacts personally. Over the years we have found that downtime is often when pilots need their logbook data the most. We're seeing this again now, with many requests to our team asking for support in ensuring logbooks are in top shape. We’re excited to be invited by the NGPA to share our experience in a short webinar and will leave plenty of time for your questions.

Join NGPA member and Coradine Support Jedi David alongside GA pilot and Coradine Director of Operations Heather McCarthy for tips on ensuring your logbook is ready for action, including flags to look out for to ensure calculations are correct and multiple real-life examples of how LogTen Pro can help. If you’re new to LogTen Pro, please take advantage of our NGPA 3 month free trial offer: https://coradine.com/logten-pro-trial-for-ngpa/

 

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Overcoming a Furlough (and how to support loved ones) presented by Reini Thijssen

Recording Available Below

We know times continue to be extremely tough right now, especially for the aviation industry. The stress related to future uncertainty can certainly take its toll on us and the ones we love. Join your NGPA family on this webinar as we navigate the complexities of these uncertainties and how it affects our mental health.

Topics discussed will include:
-How to manage the stress and uncertainty of a potential furlough.
- How to maintain your mental health during a furlough
- How to speak to your family (partner/children) about a furlough.
- How to be a supportive partner experiencing a furlough.
- How to be a supportive community member to your NGPA friends or colleagues should they be furloughed or worried about a furlough.

About Reini Thijssen: Reini Thijssen is a Dutch writer for Aero Crew News and a clinical mental health graduate candidate. She has been published 13 times in articles regarding mental health as it pertains to aerospace professionals. She moved to the United States to partake in the City University of Seattle’s graduate program of clinical mental health. She is currently in her final year of completing her LMHCA certification to practice counseling independently. She plans to specialize in helping aerospace professionals and the LGBTQ+ community.

Outside of her professional life, Reini is an ally to the NGPA. She volunteers in the NGPA’s counseling program. Her services as a counselor are currently available, with confidentiality, for free to NGPA members. Any NGPA members looking to talk to a counselor in confidentiality are welcome to contact her for free.

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What's the Business with Business Aviation
Recording Available Below

              

The teams at Netflix Aviation and Jet Linx Aviation will be joining together to shed some more light into the world of business aviation. They will discuss exactly what business aviation is and how a corporate flight department supports business operations from both Part 91 and Part 135 perspectives. They will delve into the culture within a corporate flight department and touch upon some of the attributes that make their teams successful in the field. The teams will shed some light on the structure of business aviation operations as well as explore the many opportunities which are available through this area of the industry.

With the COVID-19 pandemic spurring a major shift away from commercial aviation and into the business aviation spectrum, members of both the Netflix and Jet Linx team will share their individual paths to business aviation and great takeaways for success in the field. A robust live Q&A session will allow attendees to become more familiar with the different backgrounds of our panelists and understand the experiences they have gone through which may be relevant to a switch to the business aviation industry.

Panelists will include: Chief Pilots at each respective company along with representatives from their Flight Attendant, Aircraft Maintenance, Scheduling and Recruiting departments. Pilot’s from across different fleets will also be joining to give their perspective to life in business aviation. We look forward to having you join us for this interesting and interactive look into the world of Business Aviation!

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