About this guide
In 1990, our first event was held in Provincetown, Mass., and it included a handful of gay pilots. Communication was by telephone, and people were to be identified by having an airplane on their shirts. During that time, members risked losing their jobs or being discharged from the military if they were outed as gay.
This eventually evolved into a national organization, and we're excited to continue to celebrate that legacy at the 2017 Cape Cod Classic Presented by Wings Financial, which will be held from Sept. 14-17, 2017 in Provincetown, Mass.
Set against the classic New England backdrop of Cape Cod, this exciting event is held in the gayest town in the world, Provincetown, which provides a unique, intimate, and fun environment for our members to gather while still being highly accessible due to its proximity to Boston.
The mission of the NGPA is to build, support, and unite the LGBT aviation community worldwide. Through education, outreach programs, and social events, the NGPA promotes our primary goals of encouraging members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers; fostering equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach; promoting aviation safety; and providing an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.
If you'd like more information about the NGPA, please visit us at www.ngpa.org.