A message from the Chairman.

  Hello friends and supporters,  On June 15th 2019 we graduated 32 students for the General Daniel Chappie James Summer Camp.  We had a great week of activities and awesome field trips.  The highlight of the week was our trip to Tuskegee Alabama.  The students visited Historic Mot0n Field where the Tuskegee Airmen trained.  The National Park there was a fantastic display of historical stories and actual items telling the story of the famed Airmen.  The students were further inspired by a tour of the Chappie James museum on campus.  The museum housed the many awards, military decorations and a array of photos of the famous Tuskegee graduate.  The week was also filled with aviation classes, financial management tips, great lunch outings and all around good time.  The Pensacola Chapter of the EAA provided orientation flights for the class on Friday June 14th at Ferguson Airport.  Smiles were the expression of this day and all the hard work during the week was worth the wait.  This year we held the graduation on Saturday June 15th at the flight academy.  Parents and loved ones were on hand seated in our courtyard for this ceremony.  Standout student of the week T’ Cole Carol Price was awarded a scholarship to attend the National Flight Academy at Pensacola Naval Air Station.  She exhibited great participation, leadership and exemplary personal conduct in keeping with the standards of General Daniel Chappie James Flight Academy.  Congratulations T’ Cole !! We look forward to next years class.  Please look for our follow on programs which will be posted on our website soon.

Cliff Curtis

Academy Director



Registration for the 2020 Summer Aviation Camp will begin on January 1st, 2020.

Please visit the “Events Calendar” section of our website for an Application.

Please look for weekend classes starting in the fall of 2019. We plan to have various classes and program throughout the remainder of 2019. 


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 !!  Please contact us for more information. 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.