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Advocacy Efforts

 
 
NGPA’s Advocacy Program is making a difference in the lives of pilots every day. From working to help pilots regain their medicals to combating discrimination and we're making a difference.
 
LGBT Airline Flight Deck Inclusiveness
NGPA believes that inclusive, professional flight deck environments are key to good pilot morale and safe flight operations. We partner with industry stakeholders to make flight decks more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender pilots.

NGPA offers assistance to airline management teams in the development of LGBT training specifically targeted to flight operations/flight deck crew members, consistent with inclusiveness themes and messaging provided in existing training initiatives.

The NGPA also assists airlines by performing a review of existing personnel policies and procedures pertaining to hostile work environments to ensure that LGBT-specific issues are as equally and thoroughly covered and consistently implemented with similar issues (e.g., sexual harassment, racism, etc.).  We also assist in recommending changes and updates to these policies and procedures where necessary.
 
University Campuses and Flight Schools
NGPA is currently establishing local student chapters at flight schools and universities across the country. If you are a current student, faculty member, or alumnus interested in getting a group up and running at your school, please fill out the application below. 
We look forward to working with you!
 
 
FAA Medical Certification Issues Specific to LGBT Aviators
NGPA is committed to advocating for changes to the FAA medical certification process for transgender pilots to ensure the process consistent, fair, and timely.

Additionally, NGPA continues to monitor the FAA medical certification process for pilots affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and will actively pursue changes as required to ensure that the process is consistent, fair, and timely.
 

Advocacy Efforts

 
Have you faced discrimination?
If you have faced discrimination, homophobia, or transphobia in aviation, we need to hear about your experiences in detail in order to effectively move our initiative forward. NGPA’s Homophobia/Transphobia Incident Reporting Form will allow us to:
  • Collect data about the state of LGBT diversity and inclusiveness in the flight deck
  • Identify and track specific issues and trends
  • Focus our efforts on areas that cause the most discomfort for our membership
  • Monitor progress
The Advocacy Team needs your help!
 NGPA certainly has our work cut out for us. As such, we are always keeping our eyes and ears open for those who are passionate about making a difference and come equipped with the skills and experience to do so. If you are interested in joining NGPA’s Advocacy Committee, please e-mail us at advocacy@ngpa.org with an introduction about yourself and why you would like to work with us! No advocacy experience? No problem! Bring your enthusiasm and we will show you the rest!
 

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