Captain Karl Minter is a B-767 Captain for United Airlines with over 14,000 hours of flying experience. Capt Minter is a Past President of The Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) a 501 3c non-profit organization. Captain Minter is also a retired Lt Colonel with 26 years’ service in the United States Air force and Air Force Reserves, serving in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Global Situation Facility at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Karl was a Flight Operations Duty Manager, he was responsible for supporting the Vice President, Flight Operations in the United Airlines Airline Operations Center. Karl is a Board Member for the Friends of Tuskegee National Historic Site and an Advisor to the Board of Directors for the Organization of Black Airline Professionals (OBAP).
Captain Minter is originally from St. Albans Queens, NY. He has been involved in aviation for the last 30yrs. He has a BS from Embry-Riddle University, Daytona Beach FL, and a MBA from Regis University, Denver CO. He has worked for Sikorsky Aircraft Company in Stratford CT, as a Flight Test Engineer prior to becoming a pilot in the United States Air force. Capt Minter flew C-141B “Star-lifters” both at McGuire AFB, N.J., and Andrews AFB, M.D. He also flew C-20B aircraft at the 89th Presidential Airlift Wing at Andrews AFB, M.D. He participated in missions to Grenada, Panama, Desert-Shield, and Desert-Storm, while providing safe and efficient worldwide transport to the Department of Defense, Whitehouse Staff and National leaders. Capt Minter has numerous medals, citations, and certificates from his military service career. Since becoming a pilot for United Airlines, Capt Minter has flown DC-10’s, B-757/767’s, and B-777’s, B-737 Line Check Airmen, and Airbus 319/320 aircraft.
As a Past President of OBAP, he was directly responsible for the development of critical partnerships between Industry, Educational Institutions and the Community to maximize the exposure of our youth to aerospace, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career fields. In addition, he was responsible for the day-to-day management of a 2,000 member organization that has raised over $2 million to sponsor programs that empower our youth to become the next generation of Aviation Leaders.
Capt Minter is married to Mary Minter, and they live in northern Virginia with their three children.