Captain Minter is originally from St. Albans Queens, NY. He has been involved in aviation for the last 37yrs. He has a BS from Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach FL, and a MBA (Magna Cum Laude), Regis University, Denver CO. 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 participated in 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 a Advisor to the Board of Directors of OBAP, he was directly responsible for the development of critical 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. The goal is to “Innovate, Create, and Excel” as we sponsor programs that empower our youth to become the next generation of Aerospace Leaders.
Capt Minter is married to Mary Minter, and they live in northern Virginia with their three children.