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One of the Largest Pilot Hiring Events to be Hosted Next Month in California by NGPA

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- NGPA - one of the largest pilot hiring career expo events in the United States - is coming to Palm Springs, CA on February 9, 2023. The two-day NGPA Industry Expo Presented by United Airlines will bring together over 100 exhibitors, including major airlines, to meet with job seekers and discuss career opportunities in the aviation industry.

The expo will provide a unique opportunity for aspiring pilots and other aviation career minded attendees to meet with recruiters and representatives from some of the most respected airlines in the country. Attendees will have the chance to learn about current job openings, network with industry professionals, and gain valuable insight into the hiring process.

In addition to the exhibitors, the expo will also feature a variety of educational seminars and workshops, including sessions on how to prepare for a career in aviation, estate planning, Ally support of the LGBTQ community, and more.

NGPA's keynote speakers include Marsha Ivins, Brian Bishop, and Alex Wagner. Marsha Ivins, a former astronaut and veteran of five Space Shuttle missions at NASA, will speak about the science behind human spaceflight, her aviation background, and Space Shuttle aerodynamics. Brian T. Bishop, Major General, USAF (retired) is a highly respected speaker and motivator on high-performance teams. He uses his real-world experience from his 32-year United States Air Force career through storytelling to guide the audience on a journey through high-performance team building.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone interested in an aviation career to meet with some of the biggest aviation companies and learn more about the opportunities available," said NGPA Expo Director Steve Shanks.

The NGPA 2023 Industry Expo presented by United Airlines will take place in the Palm Springs Convention Center February 9-10, 2023.

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The NGPA is a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation professionals and enthusiasts. Our organization aims to encourage individuals to begin aviation careers, foster an environment of equality for LGBTQ+ aviators, promote safety, and establish personal and professional networks. The NGPA makes this a reality through education, outreach, and social events. Our organization is run by a board of directors, executive leadership, and volunteers!

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Over $150,000 in Aviation Scholarships to be Awarded by NGPA in 2021

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. -- NGPA, the Worldwide LGBTQ Aviation Community, announces their 2021 scholarship cycle with over $150,000 in awards available. With this year's scholarships, NGPA will have awarded over $900,000 since the program started in 1998. Scholarships serve as a cornerstone program for NGPA as the organization works to make aviation a place of equality, authenticity, and acceptance for LGBTQ+ people.

Offerings for 2021 are funded by member donations and industry partners to the NGPA. This year's offerings include scholarships for all levels of pilot training, as well as aircraft dispatcher, aircraft maintenance technician, and higher education training.

"The NGPA scholarship program is at the core of what our mission is all about. It's our chance to effect real change by enabling greater participation in aviation by the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. I'm proud of our members and sponsors for making NGPA scholarships possible," said NGPA Chair, Steven Tustin.

Breaking down the financial barriers to being an aviation professional is a critical component to making aviation a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive industry. NGPA calls on the aviation leaders to continue the hard work of making aviation a more diverse industry.

NGPA scholarships are awarded regardless of an individual's gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation, but all applicants are asked to provide evidence of their contributions to the LGBTQ community. The window to apply for 2021 closes on August 31, 2021. The only universal requirement for NGPA scholarships is a membership to the organization, which can be purchased or renewed at

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Founded in 1990, NGPA is an international organization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) aviation enthusiasts and professionals from around the world. Through education, outreach programs, and events the organization encourages members of the LGBTQ community to begin aviation 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. Learn more by visiting us at

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