Captain Karl Minter

Karl Minter is a B-767 Captain for United Airlines with over 19,500 hours of flying experience. Capt. Minter is past board chair and current board of advisors chair for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), a 501(3c) non-profit organization. Captain Minter is also a retired Lt Colonel, with 26 years’ service in the United States Air Force Reserve, serving in multiple assignment’s to include HQ USAF, DCS Plans and Programs, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), Executive Support Center at the Pentagon. Captain Minter is an Aviation Subject Matter Expert (SME) with Aircraft Accident Investigation Credentials. He is an Engaged Community Leader, and a Member of the Board of Trustees, Tuskegee University, and he is also a Board Member for the Friends of Tuskegee National Historic Site (FTANHS). Capt. Minter consults with Industry on Next Generation Technologies, Training, Mentoring, and Human Capital Development.

Capt. Minter is originally from St. Albans Queens, NY. He has been involved in aviation for the last 41years. He has a BS from Embry-Riddle University, and a MBA (Honors Graduate), Regis University. He has worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford CT, as a Flight Test Engineer prior to becoming a pilot in the United States Air force. Capt Minter flew C-141B “Star-lifters” both at McGuire AFB, N.J., and Andrews AFB, M.D. He also flew C-20B aircraft at the 89th Presidential Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, M.D. He is a Combat Decorated Command Pilot who flew missions to Grenada, Panama, Desert-Shield, and Desert-Storm, while providing safe and efficient worldwide transport to the Department of Defense, Whitehouse Staff and National leaders. Capt Minter has numerous medals, citations, and certificates from his military service career. Since becoming a pilot for United Airlines, Capt Minter has flown DC-10’s, B-757/767’s, and B-777’s, B-737 (Line Check Airmen), and Airbus 319 / 320 aircraft.

As Chairman of the Board of Advisors, Capt. Minter works to strengthen partnerships between industry, educational institutions and the community to maximize the exposure of our youth to Aerospace, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career fields. 

Capt. Minter is married to Mary, and they have three grown children, and they live in northern Virginia.