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.


NGPA's publications are a key tool for members to stay connected. Every issue contains compelling editorial content covering current events, politics, fashion, health, aviation education, informative resources for professional pilots, event recaps, and a calendar of exciting upcoming events. CONTRAILS is printed quarterly and mailed to every level of paid membership, distributed at official NGPA events, sponsored events, and 60 universities and colleges for future aviators. An electronic version is distributed via the NGPA website at

On the Fly Newsletter
Our organization's monthly, digital newsletter is packed with the latest news and events at NGPA and within the LGBTQ aviation community, distributed to our full membership base. Users read On the Fly to stay abreast of NGPA event announcements, nationwide local LGBTQ events, important dates, and member benefit highlights.


Become an NGPA Partner

Take advantage of exposure to thousands of people in our aviation community!

With an average salary of over $160,000, NGPA is an excellent opportunity for marketing exposure and mutually-beneficial corporate sponsorship. Partnerships with companies like yours are what the global LGBTQ aviation community needs to make aviation a safe, fun, and equal place.

If you would like more information, or would like to become a corporate sponsor, please contact:

Executive Director
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