Aerospace Professionals in Schools (APIS) introduces students of all ages to the limitless opportunities available in aerospace and aviation beginning at an early age. Professionals in all areas of aerospace join students virtually and in person to share their career stories and answer questions during informal classroom or school-wide events.

We've made it easier for you to bring aerospace careers into your classrooms with monthly APIS weeks. Now, you can plan ahead and request an in-person or virtual APIS speaker during any one of our monthly scheduled APIS Weeks this school year.

2023-24 APIS Weeks:

  • September 18-22, 2023
  • October 23-27, 2023
  • November 13-17, 2023
  • January 16-19, 2024
  • February 12-16, 2024
  • March 18-22, 2024
  • April 22-26, 2024
  • May 6-10, 2024

Request a speaker or volunteer to speak during any of the 2023-24 APIS Weeks!

Volunteer with APIS

APIS volunteer opportunities exist throughout the country year-round! Influence the next generation of aerospace professionals by becoming an APIS volunteer.

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. 

Additionally, OBAP offers complimentary programs including Life Skills, which provide professional and personal training nationwide.

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.


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Meet the Team


Torette Williams

APIS Director

Linda Wackerman

APIS Director
American Airlines - Captain
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Maurice Ellis

APIS Regional Liaison
United Airlines - First Officer

Khareif Williams

Northeast Regional Liaision
Student Pilot

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