2018 NGPA Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up and Industry Expo

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The National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) has announced the 2018 Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up and Industry Expo presented by United Airlines. The organization’s West Coast flagship event brings together lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as well as their friends, families, and advocates from all over the world to share their interests in aviation. Palm Springs, CA; Feb 8-11, 2018

Over twenty-five years ago, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots who communicated by telephone and were discreetly identified by sporting an airplane on their shirts. At the time, members risked losing their job or being dishonorably discharged from the military if they were outed as gay. From that group, a national organization has evolved.
Today, we reach over 4,000 members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community worldwide. Our members include recreational and commercial pilots, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, mechanics, airport managers, and other aviation professionals and enthusiasts from the United States and abroad. Annually, we organize for members two major social events, the second-largest pilots recruiting and hiring exposition in the U.S., as well as bring visibility and support to various Pride events across the country.The National Gay Pilots Association is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world.
The NGPA mission statement is to build, support, and unite the global LGBT aviation community.
Through education, social events, and outreach programs we promote our primary organizational goals.

• ENCOURAGE members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers.
      • FOSTER equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach.
      • PROMOTE aviation safety.
      • PROVIDE an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.
We host three major events each year that are attended by airlines scouting new talent.

Seasons of Pride is pleased to present the Gay Pride or LGBTQ Pride Calendar for 2018.  You will find Gay Pride events, LGBT Film Festivals, and the Gay Travel Events like Gay Ski Weeks. We do our best to try and keep up with all the events, but sometimes we miss one or two.

If your event is not listed, just drop us an email to info@seasonsofpride.com

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2018 NGPA Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up and Industry Expo

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