The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals was founded in 1976 with the goal of more widely opening the cockpits of the major airlines to black pilots. As the Organization grew, it expanded its efforts to the whole range of aerospace professions—everything from the Air Traffic Control system to aeronautics and space.

For the past several years, we have supported the local Houston OBAP Aviation Career Education (ACE) Summer Academy. From OBAP’s website:

“Welcome and thank you for visiting the OBAP Aviation Career Education Academy (ACE) page. OBAP ACE Academies are co-sponsored with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other select organizations or institutions.

“Our academies include many interesting educational activities and field trips. During an OBAP academy, students can expect to participate in activities that feature STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) components. We also include trips to aviation related facilities and receive tours of areas the general public normally never see. Also, our academies offer students the opportunity to perform actual flights in a general aviation aircraft. Traditionally, these flights are easily the highlights of a student’s experience.”

Please consider supporting the goals of OBAP by visiting their website: