National Gay Pilots Association to Host Aviation Industry Event in Palm Springs in late January

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The National Gay Pilots Association, NGPA, will host its annual aviation industry event in Palm Springs, California, for pilots and students Friday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. The event features networking opportunities, exhibits and on-site recruiting by major airlines and vendors. For more information, including the full event schedule and tickets, visit http://www.ngpa.org

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“NGPA is proud to host double the amount of special guests and partner organizations as the previous year for an action-packed weekend," said David Pettet, Executive Director, NGPA.

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2016) –The National Gay Pilots Association, NGPA, will host its annual LGBTQ aviation industry event in Palm Springs, California, for pilots and students Friday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. The main event, the NGPA PSP Industry Expo, takes place Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and features exhibits and on-site recruitment by leading airlines and vendors.

Prior to the Expo, guests can ease into the weekend with the Palm Springs Winter Warm-Up starting with a kick-off networking event Friday evening at the Palm Springs Air and Space Museum. On Saturday, guests can enjoy breakfast featuring a keynote presentation by pilot and aviation author Rod Machado, a formal evening banquet featuring comedian Leslie Jordan and more.

“NGPA is proud to host double the amount of special guests and partner organizations as the previous year for an action-packed weekend," said David Pettet, Executive Director, NGPA. "We couldn’t be happier with the support we’ve received and with the opportunities available to attendees.”

Companies confirmed to attend the NGPA PSP Industry Expo:

08left.com
Aero Crew Solutions
Air Wisconsin Airlines
Airline Transition Consultants
Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air
Allegiant Travel
ALPA
American Airlines
Ameriflight, LLC
Cage Marshall Consulting
Canadian Aviation Pride
Centerline Interview Consulting
CommutAir
Compass Airline
Coradine Aviation Systems
Delta Air Lines
Desert Jet
Endeavor Air
Envoy Air
ERAU Alumni
ExpressJet Airlines
GoJet Airlines
Hawaiian Airlines
jetBlue
Los Angeles Airport Police
Mesa Airlines
Piedmont Airlines
Pilot Fitness
PSA Airlines, Inc.
Republic Airways Holdings
SeaPort Airlines, Inc.
SkyWest Airlines
Southwest Airlines
TransStates Airlines
Trunk Club
United Airlines
UPS
Virgin America
Wings Financial Credit Union

The industry expo is open to NGPA members and Winter Warm Up registrants. For more information, including the full event schedule and tickets, visit http://www.ngpa.org

About National Gay Pilot’s Association
Founded in 1990, the National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA) is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pilots and other aviation enthusiasts from around the world. Through education, outreach programs, and social events, the organization encourages members of the LGBT community to begin piloting careers; fosters equal treatment of LGBT aviators through advocacy and outreach; promotes aviation safety and provides an affirming social and professional network for LGBT aviators.

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