The General Daniel Chappie James Flight Academy is proud to announce that we are now in our new home located at 1608 Martin Luther King Drive.  This new facility will allow us to provide a year round aviation experience for those young people interested in learning about aviation and aviation careers.  We plan to provide after school tutoring for students on a limited basis.  Our facility will also host programs designed to tell the story of General Chappie James and the Tuskegee Airman.

                                                                                      GDCJ Staff



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

Our weekend advanced Aerodynamics course has started.  We have 4 students enrolled in this continuing education course instructed my Mr. Mike Fowlkes, First Officer on the MD-11 with UPS.  Staff member Miles Wright is also assisting with the class as a simulator instructor.  We will host other classes throughout the year. Please continue to visit the website for updates and news regarding events and classes offered by the flight academy.


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.