The event will take place Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Wooddale High School Auditorium, 5151 Scottsdale Avenue, Memphis, TN 38118. For the second year OBAP will present the signature Project Aerospace Day – Boys to Men event with the objective to expose young men to career opportunities that are often viewed as unattainable. The expected attendance is 150-200 young men from Memphis area high schools.
Students will engage in informative discussions based upon clips from George Lucas’ film, Red Tails. Topics will be presented by professionals from the aviation and aerospace industry and include the following: Decision Making; Managing Your Personal Brand, Conflict Resolution, and Time Management. In addition, the students will engage in interactive simulator activities and a career expo. For event registration go to: www.obap.org.
The highlight for the attendees and the Memphis community will be the CAF Red Tail Squadron “Rise Above” Traveling Exhibit. The exhibit is one-of-a-kind, housed in a 53′ long customized trailer with sides that slide out to create a 30-seat climate-controlled movie theater with a 160-degree panoramic screen. The exciting original movie, “RISE ABOVE,” is certain to entertain as well as educate viewers. The public is invited to explore this free exhibit on WednesdayThursday, February 21 from 1pm – 5pm and Friday, February 22 from 9am – 4pm. Contact Carol Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.
Albert Glenn, OBAP’s Chairman of the Board and Cheryl Chew, Executive Director add that “it is imperative that the next generation of aerospace professionals be well-prepared to take advantage of the opportunities in the industry. These national events will help to meet that objective”.
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Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals (OBAP) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1976 to enhance, advance and promote educational opportunities in aviation. From the outset OBAP has focused its greatest emphasis on preparing young people to realize a successful future and highlight the exciting potential available in aviation. To be certain, an aviation oriented group representing African-American and Minority concerns was neither new nor unique. Years earlier the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and Black Wings in Aviation had been formed with similar goals and both continue to be very active today. OBAP's unique approach to the concept was to build on the progress made in the military and general aviation arenas by expanding the cause within the airline industry. Recently OBAP has expanded its goals to include all careers in aerospace. OBAP has several programs for youth interested in aviation including in Project Aerospace, Aviation Career Education (ACE) and Solo Flight Academies held in 27 cities across the country and Caribbean.