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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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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Jobs | November 2021

Get the latest on aerospace industry careers shared by OBAP partners, and take your career to the next level. Assistant/Associate Professor Tenure Track – Management Posted 11/4/2021 Introduction Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, is accepting applications for one Assistant/Associate Professor position beginning in fall 2022. This faculty appointment is in the School of Aviation…

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OBAP Receives $375,000 Grant from The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

 The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) recently received a grant in the amount of $375,000 from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation for the 2022 fiscal year. This grant is one of the largest single-year gifts the organization has received. “These funds will go a long way to support the execution and advancement of our…

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MLK Day and “The Talk”

By Jeff Harrison “There is nothing wrong …. Do not attempt to adjust…You are about to experience the awe and mystery…from the deepest inner mind to the outer limits.” [‘Outer Limits’] “We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice, Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity.” [King]…

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OBAP Welcomes Liz Wagner as annual conference planner

The Organization for Black Aerospace Professionals is proud to welcome Liz Wagner as the event planner for the organization’s annual conference. Wagner will be responsible for the planning and execution of OBAP’s flagship event hosting over 1000 industry professionals this August in Phoenix, Arizona.  Wagner comes to OBAP with over three decades of customer-focused hotel…

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