ABOUT OBAP

Founded in 1976, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.

OBAP members encourage diversity in the industry by supporting aspiring aviation professionals through mentoring, scholarships, training and youth-focused education programs through Project Aerospace.

BENEFITS OF OBAP MEMBERSHIP

The robust membership of more than 3,000 professionals internationally includes astronauts, commercial pilots, military aviators, maintenance technicians, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, students and more!

Collectively, we seek to promote increased diversity in aerospace and aviation industries through training, mentoring and scholarships, while honoring the achievements of pioneers in aviation through the OBAP Hall of FameFor more information on the types of membership opportunities available to you, please click here. 

 VOTING FOR THE 2018 OBAP NATIONAL ELECTIONS, PRESENTED BY THE OBAP BOARD OF DIRECTORS, IS NOW OPEN!

We invite all active OBAP Members to learn about the eight candidates and vote in this year's election!

Take just a few minutes to vote now! Voting will conclude on August 16, 2018 at 9:00 PM EST.

 THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US FOR GRAND OPENING CEREMONY OF THE ALL-NEW LUKE WEATHERS FLIGHT ACADEMY

Through the establishment of the Lt. Col. Luke Weathers Jr. Flight Academy, OBAP is excited to provide a new facility that offers life-changing training for students from Memphis area schools and beyond who possess a desire to fly.  To learn more CLICK HERE!

REGISTRATION FOR #OBAPCON2018 IS NOW OPEN!

42nd Annual Convention & Career Expo
August 14 - 17, 2018

Marriott Marquis Houston


OBAP’s Annual Convention and Career Exposition is a three-day aerospace conference consisting of aerospace professional development workshops, notable industry speakers, networking opportunities and a career fair. You should make plans to join us!

Registered participating carriers for #OBAPCon2018 include ACCA, LLC, Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), Air Wisconsin, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Amazon, America's Navy, American Airlines, American Airlines Credit Union, Ameriflight, Ascent Aviation Services, CommutAir, Duncan Aviation, Emirates Airline, Empire Airlines, Endeavor Air, Executive Jet Management, ExpressJet Airlines, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), FedEx Express, Flight Safety International, Frontier Airlines, GoJet Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, Horizon Air, JetBlue Airways,  JetSuite, Mesa Airlines, Mountain Air Cargo, NASA, National Gay Pilots Association (NGPA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Omni Air International, Piedmont Airlines, PlaneSense, Inc., Professional Asian Pilots Association (PAPA), PSA Airlines, Republic Airline, Ravn Air Group, Silver Airways, SkyWest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Texas Southern University, Trans States Airlines, United Airlines, UPS, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, Walmart Aviation, Western Michigan University - College of Aviation, Wings Financial and XOJET, Inc. More participating carriers will be added to this list soon. Please check back often.

NOTE - American Airlines and United Airlines will have booths in OBAP's 42nd Annual Convention Career Exposition. Attendees will have an opportunity to have face time with the respective recruiters, but they will not be conducting on-site interviews.  Please ensure that you have applied online on their respective websites.


Please note the Marriott Marquis Houston is sold out of rooms. Please consider making reservations at one of the many properties in the Houston Downtown area to attend #OBAPCON2018 including Hampton Inn  (713) 224-0011, Embassy Suites  (713) 739-9100 and Westin Houston (713) 228-1520.

Issues with registering for #OBAPCON2018? Please email [email protected] and include the type of registration you are purchasing, the issue you are experiencing and your contact information for quick resolution. Thank you!

 



 




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