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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American Airlines Signs On As Lead Supporter for 2022 OBAP Conference 

More than two thousand aviation and aerospace professionals will gather August 10-12 for the 46th Annual Conference at the Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference, themed ReYOUnion: Reconnect. Renew. Respond, and presented annually by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP), will feature notable speakers and partners from across the…

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