The National Gay Pilots Association is pleased to announce the 2020 NGPA Industry Expo Presented by United Airlines, will be held Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 at the Riviera Palm Springs Hotel.
The Expo will feature hundreds of ATP-qualified active airline pilots seeking employment, general aviation pilots interested in new products and services, and budding aviators seeking opportunities at flight schools for their career advancement. Guest speakers and educational seminars for general aviation, business/corporate, and commercial pilots are in the lineup of events, which cater to a broad range of aviation interests.
Guest speakers and educational seminars for general aviation, business/corporate, and commercial pilots are in the lineup of events, including:
• Lynn Rippelmeyer, a pioneering female aviator who, after starting her career as a TWA flight attendant, made her way to the other side of the cockpit door to make history in the United States and beyond. She retired on the Boeing 787, and now spends her time supporting the non-profit ROSE, a charity that helps the people of Roatan, Honduras, as well as giving presentations that advocate for diversity.
• Alex Bystram, the award-winning Executive Producer of Mayday, a series that examines significant aviation disasters through interviews, dramatic recreations, and state of the art CGI. Now in its 20th season, every episode of the Mayday explores the causes of the accident and the changes to commercial aviation that have come about as a result.
• Swayne Martin, a First Officer for Envoy Air, active NGPA advocate, and co-owner of Boldmethod Pilot Training. With over 121,000 subscribers and 14 million views, his YouTube channel is a go-to source for aspiring professional pilots learning about the career path.
• Breakout sessions and workshops focusing on LGBT issues, aviation education, women at NGPA, advocacy, development, and new NGPA members.
2020 NGPA Industry Expo Exhibitor List Updated 1/20/2020
Air Line Pilots Association
Air Transport International
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Cage Marshall Consulting
California Coast University
Delta Air Lines
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Envoy Air Inc.
Executive Jet Management
Jet Linx Aviation
Latino Pilots Association
Lockheed Martin Corp
Lufthansa Aviation Training
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Phillips 66 Aviation
Pretty Piper Prints
Professional Asian Pilots Association
Professional Pilots of Tomorrow
Rodan + Fields
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Sun Country Airlines
The Flawless Bar
Total Investment Management
Trans States Airlines
UAA- University Aviation Association
University of Nebraska at Omaha
University of North Dakota
Wings Financial Credit Union
Women in Aviation International