National Gay Pilots Association | Aviation Management and Flight | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

National Gay Pilots Association

The National Gay Pilots Association is the largest organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and straight pilots, aviation professionals, and enthusiasts from around the world. 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 Southern Illinois University Chapter is one of the first few chapters to be started in the United States.

Faculty Leadership

Dr. Samuel Pavel

Student Leadership

Hayden Pegues

Theresa Kerouac

Vernecelyn Allen

Brian Hauber