NGPA: Because it’s who you are.
If you are a member of the LGBTQ community or support our community as an ally and have a passion for aviation, then you have found a home.
NGPA is Opportunity.
Whether it’s going on that first airplane ride at your local airport or landing the aviation career of your dreams, the NGPA provides the networking and opportunities to make that possible. From our local fly-ins to our premier recruiting event, the NGPA Industry Expo, membership gives you the connections that will help your dreams take flight.
NGPA is Community.
Local chapters are the heart and soul of the NGPA. While we’re best known for our biannual flagship events and the NGPA Industry Expo, it’s our local and university chapters that provide the community and lasting friendships which are the real benefits of NGPA membership. Find a local chapter near you or help start one and bring the NGPA to your community.
NGPA is Resources.
Members enjoy many benefits including our quarterly Contrails magazine and the informative Navegator monthly newsletter. You'll have access to medical consultation, mentoring, retirement planning, and discounts on college tuition, career consulting, travel, and aviation gear, in addition to our very successful scholarship program.
NGPA is Family.
One of the most common experiences of new NGPA members is the joy of discovering that they are not alone as an LGBTQ person with a passion for aviation. Whether you’re female, transgender, military, retired, or even raising your own family the NGPA offers the support and resources through which people with common experiences and backgrounds can connect.
"I joined NGPA several years ago, but I only recently started attending its events. Now I realize why this organization is growing and has such a close-knit group of members. The people in this organization are what make it great and I have made and continue to make lifelong friendships with other members. We share several common bonds and our passion for aviation is just the start.”
- Nick Robertson, Pilot - ExpressJet Airlines
New York, NY
"NGPA is my 'tribe.' What I love is being with people who are as passionate about aviation as I am, who look up when a plane flies over, and who also happen to be gay or lesbian. I love having a network of brothers and sisters who share this common bond, and I love sharing seaplane flying with them! My wife and I feel very much at home in NGPA. And, the parties are fabulous."
- Kit Warfield - Pilot and CFI, Seattle Seaplanes
"I joined NGPA nearly 15 years ago, influenced by some local members in the San Francisco Bay Area where I live. My partner and I have had a blast attending NGPA events around the country over the years, and for me, making some great aviation connections with people I talk to on a daily basis. Just when you think you've met someone from every type of aviation discipline, you meet another person with a different experience or ambition. NGPA is a great network because of these diverse industry backgrounds."
- John Rosa - Pilot, KaiserAir, Inc.
Walnut Creek, CA