Events remain the cornerstone of NGPA, and we host three main annual gatherings including our coastal flagship events, the Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up and Cape Cod Classic, in addition to the NGPA Industry Expo, which has quickly grown to the nation's second-largest career-oriented aviation exhibition.

In addition to numerous local chapter events, NGPA also participates in these worldwide events:

  • Women in Aviation
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
  • EAA AirVenture (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
  • EBACE (Geneva, Switzerland)
  • Sun 'n Fun (Lakeland, Florida)
  • NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition
  • AOPA (various fly-ins throughout the U.S.)
  • Pride celebrations and festivals (worldwide)

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Cape Cod Classic

In 1990, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and included just a handful of gay pilots. Set against the classic backdrop of New England, the Cape Cod Classic has grown into our flagship East Coast event and is a member favorite!

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Winter Warm-Up

Warm weather, a uniquely Southwest landscape, and miles of blue skies make Palm Springs the perfect spot for a mid-winter fly-in.

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NGPA Industry Expo

The NGPA Industry Expo is the second-largest pilot recruiting and aviation networking event in the U.S. The event features keynote speakers, hundreds of ATP-qualified active airline pilots seeking employment, aviation products and services, and educational seminars for both commercial, business/corporate, and general aviation pilots.

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Aviation Inclusion Summit

Thank you to sponsors: Envoy Air, Piedmont Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Piper Aircraft INC., and ALPA. If you are interested in sponsorship for this industry-leading event, please contact David Pettet or Brian Gambino



The NGPA is pleased to announce our 2019 Aviation Inclusion Summit. This event is designed to bring awareness of diversity & inclusion issues across all aviation organizations. Further, we intend to equip your team members with the right tools to properly foster an environment that is safe and welcoming for all. Please join us and other industry partners as we collectively pursue equality in aviation.



The NGPA is excited to announce the 2019 Aviation Inclusion Summit will be hosted on site at the mid-century modern Hotel ValleyHo, located 15 minutes from Phoenix SkyHarbor International Airport in Scottsdale, AZ.

Hotel Valley Ho
6850 East Main Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251


We are pleased to offer an exclusive rate of $179 per night at this beautiful property for you and your team to join us. Please don’t delay in booking or holding rooms by CLICKING HERE now.


Want to be a speaker or presenter?

Speakers and Presenters are welcome to submit a request to present content related to aviation and the LGBT community, to include other minority groups and discussions in general on inclusion and unconscious bias. Please submit your request no later than July 1, 2019. Requests submitted earlier will have a greater chance of being granted. Requests will be approved based upon the need for information on specific topics and space/location availability. NGPA may contact you to consider contributing in other capacities for this summit. Expenses for travel and lodging are TBD and NGPA will update the applicant in the next few months. Thank you for your time and consideration. Recommended topics include but not limited to:

  • Inclusion and Safety

  • Diversity

  • Transgender

  • Business Case

  • Productivity and costs associated with Inclusion and Diversity Programs

  • The “ism’s” - Racism, Sexism, Religious Discrimination, etc.

  • Reporting

  • Senior leadership workshops

  • Flight Students Parents and Families of the LGBT community

  • Harassment

  • Policies and Procedures

  • Training Environment

  • Peer to Peer support groups

  • Allies

  • General Aviation

  • Business and Corporate Aviation Operations

  • Social Media

  • Armed Forces and the Military



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