A message from the Chairman.

  Hello friends and supporters, On March 5th 2019 the flight academy was honored to receive an award from the Pensacola Chapter of the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.  Board members Mike Griffin, Mike Fowlkes and staff member and former student Miles Wright were on hand to receive the award.  See more in our News section.  We are currently accepting applications for our Summer Program scheduled for June 10-15.  We have some exciting activities we are planning for this years camp.  We will only accept 35 boys and girls ages 13-18.  Applications are online so tell all your friends to sign their young people up now.  Our own student Journey Washinghigh was recently selected to represent Okaloosa County as a Sunshine State Scholar.  This award is given to the top STEM student in the entire county.  Congratulations Journey!!!   We have some exciting new things on the horizon that we are very excited about.  Continue to visit the website for details coming very soon.

Clifton Curtis

Academy Director



Registration for the 2019 Summer Aviation Camp is now open.  Program dates are June 10-15.

We are now accepting applications for our annual Summer Camp on January 1, 2019.  The application is available  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 2019.  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."

Hey all you kids in Pensacola,  are you interested in learning about aviation.  Ever wondered how planes really fly?  Do you want to expand your knowledge about Science, Engineering, Technology and Math.  The General Daniel Chappie James Flight Academy is for you !!  Click on the video to the left to see what you are missing then contact us on our website gdcjfacademy@gmail.com

The 2019 GALA featured many guest. Pictured to the left is former city councilman Cecil Hunter, Flight Academy director Cliff Curtis and Mr. John Gay, president of the Chappie James Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. from Lake City Florida.