August 2022 BPA Membership Meeting

The Summer Membership Meeting hosted by the Nappier Chapter BPA – was a huge success! We welcomed BPA Members and Chapters from across the United States to Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The Holiday Inn Hartford was a gracious host location, providing us with conference facilities, the Hospitality Suite, and hotel rooms, and treated us well. Lunch at the hotel was brought in from Nardelli’s Grinder Shop, and the sandwiches were delicious!

The Saturday Night Dinner & Concert was held at Springfield, MA’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
1000 Hall of Fame Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105

Dinner was provided by Leone’s Restaurant in Springfield, MA – the food was amazing, and our server took very good care of our group;

The evening’s soundtrack was provided by a fantastic Jazz/Instrumental/Groove band called The Subliminals – with our Treasurer and Founding Member Aaron Daniels on percussion!


SAVE THE DATE: The chapter’s fourth Annual Awards Luncheon was held on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Groton Inn & Suites. While we mourn the loss of our namesake, Connie Nappier, Jr, we celebrated his life beyond aviation – click HERE!

Thanks for visiting us – the Nappier Chapter of Black Pilots of America, Inc. is based in southeastern Connecticut and was formed in June of 2011, then formally recognized by Black Pilots of America, Inc at the national Board meeting in January 2012.

Membership is open to anyone who shares the aims and purposes established in the preamble of our Constitution and Bylaws and have a primary focus on providing an atmosphere for everyone to learn to fly and perhaps own airplanes. Members include men, women and youth aviation enthusiasts from all walks of life and various backgrounds and experiences.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates, activities and more – for now, bookmark our site and visit often!

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