APIS WEEK 2023

FEBRUARY 6-10, 2023

Aerospace Professionals in School (APIS) introduces youth to the limitless opportunities available through careers in aerospace and aviation beginning at an early age.

APIS curriculum will pique the interest of children, through elementary science clubs and career days, in-depth exposure through career fairs, community events, mentorship programs, and collegiate preparedness events.

This year, APIS will offer both in-person and virtual visit opportunities to continue providing this valuable outreach to students no matter where they may be learning. We invite you and your students to be a part of this exciting week of events to learn more about the opportunities available in aerospace.

APIS prepares aspiring aerospace professionals for fruitful careers. Since 1992, the program has reached over 500,000 people, many of whom hold positions as commercial pilots, aircraft maintenance and flight dispatchers, business managers, and more. 

OBAP furthers its investment in school systems nationwide through strategic partnerships with carriers and corporate entities. In 2013, Wooddale High School in Memphis was outfitted with a National Flight Academy (NFA) Aviation Classroom Experience through contributions from OBAP, TEQGames, and FedEx Express. In early 2015, OBAP and FedEx Express again partnered to donate a Boeing 727 engine to Ben C. Rain High School’s Aviation and Aerospace Academy in Mobile, Alabama.

These established aviation-related facilities and motivated faculty at each school help to further OBAP’s commitment to exposing promising students to opportunities in aerospace.

Aerospace Professionals in Schools Week

In-Person Visits

Schools Districts/Schools Requesting an In-person APIS Speaker: To have an APIS Speaker visit your school as a part of our APIS Week, please complete this form. Note - all in-person visits must occur between 9 and 11 am OR 1 and 3 pm local time.

Priority will be provided to APIS Week Speaker Requests requested during the week of February 6-10. OBAP will provide an available volunteer professional such as a pilot, air traffic controller, aerospace engineer, etc. to present to your students and share their aviation/aerospace career stories. Each session will be 1 hour.

Requests will be considered in the order that they were received, and visits will be assigned based on volunteer availability. If we are unable to provide an in-person speaker, we will notify you and you'll be invited to register for a virtual visit.

Request an in-person visit by February 1.

Virtual Visits

To provide as many opportunities as possible for students to participate, we will host three daily sessions. Each session will include personal career stories from several aerospace professionals, as well as an opportunity for questions and answers. Please select the session that best aligns with your student's schedule. Each session has a maximum registration of 1000 guests, so registration will be first-come, first-served.

One-hour sessions will be hosted every day during APIS Week on the following schedule:

Monday - Friday, February 6-10
English-speaking Session 1 - 10:30a EST
English-speaking Session 2 - 1p EST

Tuesday and Friday, February 7 and 10
French-speaking Session: 9-10a EST

Wednesday, February 8
Spanish-speaking Session: 9-10a EST

APIS Week Virtual Registration Form Spring 2023

APIS FAQs

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Meet the Team

LindaWackerman

Linda Wackerman

Interim APIS Director
American Airlines - Captain
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Khareif Williams

Northeast Regional Liaision
Student Pilot
Christopher Jones

Chris Jones

APIS Assistant Director
Alaska Airlines - First Officer
Lahou Keita(2)

Lahou Keita

APIS Regional Coordinator
Keitas Systems, Co-Owner and Research & Development Manager
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Maurice Ellis

APIS Regional Liaison
JetBlue Airways - First Officer

OBAP Regions

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Submit APIS After Action Report

For volunteers that have visited a school, please complete an APIS After Action Report