Captain Karl Minter is a B-767 Captain for United Airlines with over
19,500 hours of flying experience. Capt Minter is Vice-Chairman, 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; he is also a Board Member
for the Friends of Tuskegee National Historic Site (FTANHS), and Board of
Trustees, Tuskegee University. Capt Minter consults with Industry on Next
Generation Technologies, Training, Mentoring, and Human Capital
Captain 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 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 Vice-Chairman, OBAP, he is 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, Leverage, and Excel” as we sponsor programs that
empower our Youth to become the Next Generation of Aerospace Professionals.
Captain Minter is married with three grown children, and they live in