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.


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. 


California Coast University, an incredible OBAP partner, is helping by reducing the enrollment down-payment to make it as easy as possible for individuals to enroll and accomplish the goal of earning a college degree.

If you apply before May 31st, you can start for as little as $150 when you enroll!* Also, active OBAP members and their immediate family can take advantage of a 10% tuition discount and up to 42 credits for flight training! 


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!

“OBAP’s Career Exposition is one of the largest aerospace fairs in the nation. The continued investment and participation of carriers each year prove the effectiveness of this three-day recruitment event and also speaks to the desirability of OBAP’s highly qualified member base,” Captain James Gordon, past board chairman and pilot, UPS Airlines.