Programs & Partnerships

Founded in 1976, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the education and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers. OBAP’s Project Aerospace offers annual opportunities to inform and prepare aspiring aerospace professionals for their future careers. This dream-to-career commitment includes initial exposure to the industry through in-school career day events, immersive summer programs, flight training academies and professional development opportunities held nationwide.


Project Aerospace reaches more than 100,000 youth and young adults each year.

Aerospace Professionals In Schools introduces students to the limitless opportunities available in the aerospace and aerospace industries through school visits, STEM events and career fairs led by OBAP members and industry professionals.
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ACE Academies are week-long summer programs designed to expose middle and high school students to the history of aviation, fundamentals of aerodynamics, and the wide range of aerospace careers. ACE Academies are offered in more than 30 locations across the U.S. Learn more

LWFA - The Lt. Col. Luke Weathers, Jr. Flight Academy provides life-changing exposure and education opportunities. Learn more.
OBAP’s Solo Flight Academy provides an affordable, two-week training program for young adults ages 16-19, culminating in an unforgettable solo flight experience. Learn more.


OBAP collegiate chapters offer education, mentoring, networking and career placement opportunities to aspiring aviators & aerospace professionals. Chapters exist in 15 colleges and universities nationwide. Learn more

Scholarships, made available through partnerships with key carriers and aerospace-related businesses, allow award recipients to advance or pursue diverse aerospace-related careers. Learn more

Aerospace Professional Development Program supplies critical career enhancement including mentoring, scholarships and job placement as a benefit to all OBAP members. Learn more



Each year, OBAP implements vital programs to create awareness, inspire and propel aerospace careers nationwide.