ON THE FLY — A monthly NGPA newsletter published by members, for members
Spring has sprung, and the NGPA is in full swing! With numerous local chapter events coming up quickly and several new national events on the horizon, the NGPA has full flight plan loaded! Don't miss your next fix, check out the events we have near you and mark your calendars so you can enjoy your time with your NGPA Family!
Please enjoy April's ON THE FLY!
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GULF COAST FLYERS FLY-IN AND SOCIAL | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Join the NGPA Houston chapter for airplanes and friends on May 1st! Lunch will be at the Black Walnut Cafe in Conroe, TX. Add this event to your calendar and contact the local chapter for more details!
TWIN CITIES SPRING MEET UP | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Come and say hi and meet other members of our NGPA community here in Minneapolis/St. Paul! Grab some appetizers provided and enjoy the Spring Minnesota weather!
METROPLEX FLYERS MAY CHAPTER DINNER | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Downtown Grapevine and all your local NGPA-ers! What else could one ask for? Join the NGPA Dallas/Ft. Worth chapter for their monthly dinner at Stellini Trattoria.
METROPLEX FLYERS GLAMPING TRIP | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Rainbow Ranch is THE Gay and Lesbian campground in Central Texas located in Groesbeck on Lake Limestone, so come and join the NGPA Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex Flyers for a fun and relaxing weekend.
NGPA TRANSGENDER SOCIAL | ADD TO CALENDAR +
The NGPA Transgender / Nonbinary Committee is pleased to invite our Trans and Nonbinary members, their partners, and families to a weekend retreat in the mountains of Colorado. May 20th – 22nd join us in Denver for an intimate weekend together as trans folk.
CACTUS FLYERS SUMMER KICK-OFF POOL PARTY | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Kick off the summer with your NGPA Phoenix and some pool time. Light drinks and snacks will be provided, but please bring along anything else you’d like to drink or eat!
EBACE 2022 | ADD TO CALENDAR +
NGPA EUROPE will be attending and hosting a booth at EBACE, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, a premier Business Aviation Event at the Geneva Airport (GVA).
NGPA EUROPE "WINE AND DINE" KAROKE NIGHT | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Taking to centre stage on a Monday night could be you! Clear out those pipes for a night of karaoke and fun. It doesn't matter if you only know the words to Wonderwall or you know all of Whitney's greatest hits, its only you and a few of your closest NGPA friends in our very own karaoke booth!
WINGS OVER IOWA - THE NGPA'S NEWEST FLAGSHIP EVENT | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Our Wings Over Iowa event will be a first of its kind NGPA Member “Fly-In” event! We encourage our members to fly in their personal aircraft and share their passions for aviation with the local Cedar Rapids community. We will be hosting NGPA social events throughout the weekend to further the camaraderie of our members and to help build new connections.
STONEWALL COLUMBUS PRIDE MARCH | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Join the NGPA Ohio chapter for Central Ohio's Annual Festival and March for the LGBTQIA+ Community. Hosted & sponsored by Stonewall Columbus since 1981.
SOUTH COAST FLY-IN | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Welcome to all, whether you own a plane or would like to rent a plane, for a fun day at Lee on Solent (EGHF).
HOUSTON PRIDE PARADE | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Join the Gulf Coast Flyers for Houston's annual pride parade, along with a pride party beforehand! Mark your calendars and help represent the LGBTQAI+ community in Houston.
NGPA AT AIRVENTURE | ADD TO CALENDAR +
NGPA will again be hosting a BBQ event on Friday July 29th for members. Registration and location details coming soon.
OUT ON THE RUNWAY - NGPA D.C. ANNUAL BARBECUE | ADD TO CALENDAR +
Drive in, fly in, it doesn't matter! Join the NGPA D.C. chapter for their annual BBQ and get-together event on August 13th!
We are just one month away from NGPA’s NEW event, Wings Over Iowa, landing in Cedar Rapids this June 3-5! CALLING ALL AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS and NGPA Members to share our mutual passion for aviation with the local community.
We encourage our members to fly in their aircraft and put them on proud display as we host NGPA’s first ever “Aviation Block Party” on the general aviation ramp at KCID! Airplanes, music, local food vendors and shops will be on hand to make the day a fun and energetic event. We will also be joining Cedar Rapids Pride to support and participate in their VERY FIRST Pride Parade! We hope you will march with us and kick off PRIDE month in a big way.
Registration is OPEN now and more information can be accessed by clicking the image below.
Leadership at NGPA has heard many times over that our organization needs to focus more events towards our General Aviation Community. I am hopeful that our Wings Over Iowa event is just what the AME ordered to ensure our memberships interests in aviation are well represented!
CALLING ALL GA PILOTS! I truly want to hear from you. Please send me an email at [email protected] and let me know what NGPA can do better to represent your interests in aviation! I look forward to talking with you all more about this event and future endeavors!
See you in Cedar Rapids NGPA Family!!
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I often joke with my friends about my age—hopefully some of you will chuckle at that remark. Now finally being out of school, working and flying full-time, and having to deal with this thing some call "adulting", I feel older and older by the day, and it's not a satisfying feeling. I suppose that aging and "adulting" are just things that I'll have to continue to deal with, but trust me, I'm not happy about it. The next time you see me, tell me I look youthful and pretty... please.
Do you know what else is beginning to show it's age? ON THE FLY!
It was this month one year ago we sent out the very first monthly newsletter for all of you to enjoy. Though the newsletter has changed drastically over the twelve months, our intent has stayed the same: provide an ad-free source of information and content for our global community of NGPA-ers.
I wanted to take a second to thank each and every one of you for your support in our journey in creating this newsletter. Your feedback, both good and bad, has been imperative in the success of ON THE FLY. That's the beauty of a family isn't it—they're always honest with you, even when you don't necessarily want them to be.
The NGPA calendar for the coming months is filling up quickly! Don't miss out on a summer filled with NGPA events and your LGBTQ+ aviation family! Hopefully I'll see some of you in Cedar Rapids, or at another one of our local or flagship events coming up!
Until next month—
ON THE FLY
A monthly NGPA newsletter for members, by members
Published: 04.30.2022 at 01:24 PM ET by Hunter Hayes
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