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OBAP Houston Academy 2017

Christine Barron - Sunday, July 23, 2017
Photos Courtesy of Jericho Leftwich

From the looks of the picture this program looked very fun! I was not there to witness this, so I'll let the man himself explain everything to you :D -C

Below is a letter from Xavier Samuels, Director of OBAP:

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) Houston Aviation Career Education (ACE) Academy concluded on Saturday July 22, 2017.  9 High School aged students learned about the theory of flight, took various tours including Houston Air Traffic Control Tower, United’s Airlines Maintenance Facility, Airport Operations Center, Flight Attendant Training Center & ExpressJet Pilot Training Center.  

They heard from over 20 speakers about their careers within and beyond the Aviation Industry such as Doctors, Lawyers and even Federal Agents.  But the highlight of the entire week is when the students actually piloted a plane during their Discovery Flight from Texas Flight Services on Saturday at David Wayne Hooks Airport. Many couldn't contain their excitement after their flight.

A big "Thank You" goes out to all of our Sponsors, Donors and Supporters: U.S. Army, Navy, & Coast Guard,  Houston Airport System, Bailey Military Institute, NBCFAE, Airline Crew-Taxes, On-Site Partners LLC, Marriott Hotels, DLC Enterprises, Chic Fil-A, Express Jet & United Airlines. Thank You All, the students will never forget this experience. 

OBAP’s (Houston) ACE Academy has brought me more than I could have ever imagined out of what I presumed to be “just some other camp....” Like what was said by Mr. Sherman during the week, “we’re unlocking the doors and opening them for you, all you have to do is walk through.” I don’t think I ever had a more productive week and I thank OBAP’s (Houston) ACE Academy.  Marlon Myers Distinguished Graduate 2017 

Again, thank you for your interest and support.  CLICK here to DONATE.

Xavier Samuels

Director OBAP 

Houston ACE Academy


Thank you indeed Mr. Samuels! -C




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