Registration for the 43rd Annual Convention and Career Exposition taking place July 31 - August 2, 2019 in Los Angeles, CA is now open! For more information and to register click the button below!

OBAP's Annual Convention and Career Exposition is a three-day aerospace conference designed to unify, engage and empower aviation professionals from diverse backgrounds. This year's event themed "Empowering Our Communities Through Aerospace," is set to include a host of notable industry speakers, aerospace professional development workshops, networking opportunities, scholarship presentations and a career exhibit hall with dozens of participating carriers and companies!



Announcing the 2018 OBAP Fall Scholarship Winners


In 2018 OBAP, with the support of corporate and individual donors, awarded $179,000 in scholarships to 38 diverse award recipients, including nine last fall! These broad-based scholarships, ranging from maintenance and engineering to flight training, offer aspiring aviators and professionals looking to advance their careers just the support they need.

Patricia Pratt, an 18-year flight attendant with United Airlines, has aspirations to become a pilot and recent scholarship awards have catapulted her in the direction of her dreams this year. In the 2018 OBAP Scholarship Highlight Video Patricia shares, "It lets me know that I have a solid support system that is helping me transition from the back of the aircraft to the other side of the flight deck door and I'm excited!"

See all 2018 OBAP Scholarship Winners here.


The robust membership of more than 3,000 professionals internationally includes astronauts, commercial pilots, military aviators, maintenance technicians, flight instructors, air traffic controllers, flight attendants, students and more!

Collectively, we seek to promote increased diversity in aerospace and aviation industries through training, mentoring and scholarships, while honoring the achievements of pioneers in aviation through the OBAP Hall of FameFor more information on the types of membership opportunities available to you, please click here. 



Founded in 1976, the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the encouragement and advancement of minorities in all aviation and aerospace careers.
OBAP members encourage diversity in the industry by supporting aspiring aviation professionals through mentoring, scholarships, training and youth-focused education programs through Project Aerospace.