A message from the Chairman.

   Saturday September 29th,  we began our second series of continuing aviation education with 10 new students.  This series will run for 6 weeks and will include subjects on African American aviation history,  aircraft intruments, and simulator training focusing on straight and level flight and landings.  Academy friend Vernice Armor skyped in on the class to offer words of encourgagement.  Vernice is the first African American female combat pilot in the United States Marines.  She is a motivational speaker and has been featured on many TV shows including the Oprah Winfrey show.  Vernice left the class with a quote to remember.  “Decisions equal Destiny”   Many thanks to Vernice for taking time out of her busy schedule to share with our students.  These are the types of fantastic opportunities the Chappie James Flight Academy can bring to the community.  We will start the new year with some exciting programs that will lead to our summer camp which is scheduled for June 10-15 2019. 

Captain Cliff Curtis                                                                                                                                                           

 Academy Director



Registration for the 2019 Summer Aviation Camp will begin January 1, 2019.  Program dates are June 10-15.

We will begin accepting applications for our annual Summer Camp on January 1, 2019.  The application will be available at that time by clicking the tab on the left of this message.  We will accept 35 boys and girls ages 13-18 on a first come first serve basis.   This one week program will take place June 10-15.  This is our gold standard summer experience and will include a orientation flight on graduation day,  exciting field trips and many activities.  The cost for this summer program is FREE !!!  


Daniel "Chappie" James Jr.


First African American Four Star General of the Air Force.

Fighter Pilot

Birth & Death Date

February 11,1920 - February 25, 1978


Graduate of Tuskegee Institute with a degree in Physical Education.

Place of Birth

Pensacola, FL


"The power of excellence is overwhelming. It is always in demand and nobody cares about its color."

The General Daniel Chappie James Flight Academy will be hosting a fundraiser alongside the Chappie James Museum in February 2019.  Details about the fundraiser will be available soon. Continue to visit this website for details.  The public is invited to attend.  All funds raised will go directly to the programs we host for the kids participating in our program and the community at large.