Registration is now open for the 2019 Spring Career Fair being held Friday, March 29, 2019 at the Tuscany Suites and Casino, 255 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, Nevada.  

Exhibitors currently registered to attend the 2019 Spring Career Fair include: ABX Air, Allegiant Air, Ameriflight, Atlas Air, CommutAir, Compass Airlines, Empire Airlines, Endeavor Airlines, ExpressJet Airlines, Flexjet, GoJet Airlines, Horizon Air, JetSuite, Mesa Airlines, Mountain Air Cargo, Omni Air International, Piedmont Airlines, PSA Airlines, Ravn Air Group, Republic Airways, SkyWest Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, Talon Air, LLC, Trans States Airlines, Western Global Airlines and XOJET. This list will be updated as exhibitors register to attend. Learn more and register now by clicking the button below:


Announcing the 2018 OBAP Fall Scholarship Winners


In 2018 OBAP, with the support of corporate and individual donors, awarded $179,000 in scholarships to 38 diverse award recipients, including nine last fall! These broad-based scholarships, ranging from maintenance and engineering to flight training, offer aspiring aviators and professionals looking to advance their careers just the support they need.

Patricia Pratt, an 18-year flight attendant with United Airlines, has aspirations to become a pilot and recent scholarship awards have catapulted her in the direction of her dreams this year. In the 2018 OBAP Scholarship Highlight Video Patricia shares, "It lets me know that I have a solid support system that is helping me transition from the back of the aircraft to the other side of the flight deck door and I'm excited!"

See all 2018 OBAP Scholarship Winners here.


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. 

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!



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.


More than fifteen-hundred aviation and aerospace professionals gathered August 14 – 17, 2018 for the 42nd Annual Convention and Career Exposition at Marriott Marquis Houston. The convention, themed Going Above and Beyond: Your Flight Plan to Success in Aerospace, was an incredible success thanks to all in attendance during #OBAPCON2018.

Special thanks to sponsors and presenters including United Airlines, UPS, United States Air Force, FedEx Express, JetBlue Airways, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air, Amazon, Houston Airport System, Wings Financial Credit Union, Len and Senegal Selassie, JetSuite, Walmart Aviation, ExpressJet, Air Wisconsin, The Dr. L.C. Carter Foundation, America's Navy, American Airlines Credit Union, XOJET and Southwest Airlines. OBAP was also proud to welcome Bessie Coleman Aerospace Legacy, Inc. (BCAL) and The U.S. Army Black Aviation Association (USABAA) as partners during this year's convention.


Each year, at OBAP's Annual Convention and Career Exposition, the organization inducts honorable aerospace professionals into the OBAP Hall of Fame. Established in 2008, the traveling exhibition serves as a testament to the impact these individuals continue to have on the aviation industry, the African American community and our entire country.

These notable individuals are honored for their unwavering commitment to their careers, notwithstanding trials and many triumphs.

This year we will recognize the 11th class of OBAP Hall of Fame Honorees at #OBAPCon2019 in Los Angeles, July 31 - August 2, 2019.  Nominate a deserving aerospace professional today!