national black coalition of federal airline employees western pacific division

From The Regional President

About The Site Developer

bill ray web guy
He really does know what he's doing...

This site was developed by Bill Ray, a multifaceted artist who has held a long and storied career in the creative world. Having found his father's drumset at the age of one, his pursuit in the music world has led him to record over 150 albums with various artists. In 2001 he got the gig with the inimitable Ike Turner and played on his Grammy winning album "Risin' With The Blues".

In 2003 Bill was updating his website while on tour with Ike and a light bulb clicked on in his head with the revelation that went something like "I could be doing this kind of work for people, helping them with their website needs while on tour with bands!" due to the constant downtime in the back of vans, airplanes and sometimes boats. And as such, his web development career was born.

In 2008 he started his own company http://oceansites.net and began building sites for clients in a CMS (Content Management System) platform called Joomla! which allows a user to snap together bits of software to create an application that allows the easy deployment of just about any feature one could wish for in a CMS.

Fast-forward to 2015 and Bill is a resident of Seattle, WA in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, having lived in San Diego, CA for 26 years. Bill was born in Jackson, MS and raised in the Jackson Public School system. Bill believes in diversity and equality for all and is the proud father to a 15 year old budding scientist and amazing drum in his own right.

"If we're going to fix the world, we must start with our children" has been the maxim BR has relied upon to raise a compassionate and wonderful child.

Connecting Our Diverse Global Community Through Aviation

quentin d. miles, western pacific regional president

I am honored to work in a profession alongside other talented men and women who provide aviation services to our diverse global community. Everyday, travelers from across the globe board airplanes to connect with family, friends, clients, and adventure; and it is aviation leading the way in connecting the various social, business, and governmental communities in a global context – realizing diversity in motion.

Diversity defines our world, explains our global community, and enriches our lives. Aviation gives us access to the sky, transports us through time and place, and connects our diverse global community to those people and places most important. Aviation employees provide the services that ensure aviation remains safe, efficient, and enjoyable.

For the National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees (NBCFAE) Western Pacific Region, we are committed to providing aviation related services at the highest level which promotes, protects, and benefits the domestic and international public, private, and aviation community we serve everyday. From general aviation to commercial aviation, from military flights to space flights, and from innovation and technology land-based, satellite based, or in/on an aircraft, the work we do in our diverse aviation related specialties whether in direct or support activities equally contributes to and ensures the safety, sustainability, security, and success of our nation’s aviation industry and airspace system.

The power of aviation to connect our diverse global community remains at the forefront when compared to all other modes of transportation. A family from New York arrives hours later in Los Angeles for a family reunion; a businesswoman from Hong Kong arrives hours later in San Francisco for a business meeting; a global traveler departs Seattle, Washington and arrives hours later in Seoul, South Korea.

The ability of aviation to allow aviation enthusiasts to soar through the sky and experience the joy of flying and seeing the inherent diversity of the landscape, the towns and cities, and the individuals who make up our diverse communities gives credence that aviation fosters diversity and inclusion.

In short, aviation connects each of us with diverse communities and cultures - as such NBCFAE Western Pacific is honored to equally contribute to connecting our diverse global community through our daily work in the field of aviation. I am honored to work in a profession alongside other talented men and women who provide aviation services to our diverse global community!


Travel safe!
Quentin D. Miles
Regional President

Civil aviation connects the entire globe, providing much needed economic benefits both seen and unseen for U.S. consumers and businesses. Civil aviation has been a major force behind decreasing barriers to trade, and U.S. civil aviation industry truly remains a unique engine for innovation and technological progress. progress.contributed 5.4 percent to GDP, the value-added measure of overall U.S. economic activity.