Founded in 1990, the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ) pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from around the world.

Through education, outreach programs, and social events, the organization encourages members of the LGBTQ community to begin piloting careers; fosters equal treatment of LGBTQ aviators through advocacy and outreach; promotes aviation safety, and provides an affirming social and professional network for LGBTQ aviators.


Press Releases

2020

October 7
NGPA Calls for Continued and Expanded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training


January 29
Abingdon Company Offers Limited Edition Watches to Celebrate NGPA’s 30th Anniversary

January 29
Piedmont Airlines Increases NGPA Sponsorship to Diamond Elite Level

January 10
NGPA Announces Broadway Star to Perform at Fundraising Gala

January 7
Envoy Air Increases NGPA Sponsorship to Diamond Elite Level

2019

December 12
NGPA Awards over $150,000 For Aviation Scholarships 

November 6
NGPA to Host Scottsdale, AZ Meet & Greet for Students Interested in Aviation

October 22
NGPA To Host Inaugural Aviation Inclusion Summit

October 9
NGPA Announces New Board Members, Co-Chair & Vice-Chair

July 10
NGPA Appoints Troy Merritt as New Vice President

June 3
Board Selection of Next President Approved

2018

Jan. 16
Piedmont Airlines to Significantly Enhance NGPA Sponsorship in 2018

March 6
Total Investment Management Named Official Financial Investment And Retirement Planning of NGPA

2017

Jan. 12
AOPA To Sponsor And Host Seminar At NGPA Winter Warm-Up

May 1
Wings Financial Credit Union To Be Presenting Sponsor Of 2017 NGPA Cape Cod Classic

Nov. 7
United Airlines Renews Sponsorship With NGPA For 2018

Dec. 12
National Gay Pilots Association Announces Flagship West Coast Event for 2018

2016

Jan. 12
National Gay Pilots Association To Host Aviation Industry Event In Palm Springs In Late January

March 20
A Special Message From Executive Director David Pettet

May 10
Piedmont Airlines Supports 2016 NGPA Pride

May 27
National Gay Pilots Association Launches Scholarship Program With Support From American Airlines

June 12
A Special Message From Executive Director David Pettet

Aug. 5
National Gay Pilots Association Spreads Advocacy Beyond Flight Deck

Oct. 17
NGPA Enhances Its Partnership With United Airlines To Reach New Levels In 2017