FedEx Sponsors 2024 OBAP Annual Conference in Memphis, TN

May 23, 2024 | Memphis, TN – The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is proud to partner with FedEx as the title sponsor of the 2024 OBAP Annual Convention, taking place August 21-23 in Memphis, Tennesse. This year’s convention theme is “ONE: Mission. Moment. Memphis,” reinforcing OBAP’s call to unite aerospace professionals across disciplines…

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Member Profile: Capt. Mike Ponce

The people. It is by the people that you can often feel the heartbeat of an organization. The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) undoubtedly embodies this sentiment.  It is present in our programs, such as Aerospace Professionals in Schools, Aerospace Career Education, Luke Weathers Flight Academy, and many others, made possible by the due…

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Capt. David Harris

It is with heavy hearts that the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) acknowledges the passing of Retired Captain David E. Harris, a true pioneer and trailblazer in the aviation industry. Dave Harris, born on December 22, 1934, in Columbus, Ohio, not only shattered racial barriers but also paved the way for generations of aspiring…

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Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison Selected as Executive Director of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) proudly announces the selection of Vanessa Blacknall-Jamison as its new Executive Director. She will assume her role effective April 1. With 47 years of distinguished professional aviation and business experience, including 30 years in leadership roles, Vanessa brings a wealth of expertise and a passion for driving positive…

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OBAP Responds to Unfounded Claims Questioning the Qualifications of Black Commercial Pilots

We write this letter representing the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), a distinguished institution with a rich history spanning nearly 50 years in advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion within the aviation industry. We represent the thousands of members: pilots, flight attendants, engineers, aircraft maintenance technicians, and other aerospace professionals, who worked tirelessly to…

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United Airlines Announced as Title Sponsor of the 2023 OBAP Annual Convention

New Orleans, LA – The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is proud to partner with United Airlines as the title sponsor of the 2023 OBAP Annual Convention, taking place August 9-11 in New Orleans. This year’s convention theme is “Where Tradition Meets Tomorrow,” and promises to bring together aerospace professionals from across the industry…

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American Airlines Continues its Efforts to Diversify the Flight Deck With a $1.5 Million Donation to the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals

American will provide $750,000 as a resource grant and $250,000 for scholarships to OBAP’s Luke Weathers Flight Academy An additional $250,000 per year over the next two years will be provided for scholarships American Airlines extended job offers to 45 diverse aviators at OBAPs 46th Annual Conference (Left to Right) American CEO Robert Isom, Luke Weathrs…

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REGENT is Actively Hiring

How would you like to work for a company that is revolutionizing regional travel? REGENT is an exciting startup in the Greater Boston area that is building the seaglider, an all-electric flying vessel that will take commercial passengers from coastal city to coastal city. You can read all about them on their website – https://www.regentcraft.com/.…

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Dozens of Aerospace Companies to Exhibit During OBAP Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona August 10-12, 2022

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) will host its 46th Annual Convention with representatives from over 30 companies and airline carriers set to participate. Chicago, IL (May 20, 2022) – More than one thousand aviation and aerospace professionals will gather on August 10-12 for the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP)  46th Annual Conference…

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