The General Daniel Chappie James Flight Academy is preparing for a very exciting 2018.  We are accepting    applications for our Summer program scheduled for June 11-16 2018.   This will be a unique year because this  will be the first class of students in our 21 year history to occupy our brand new facility located at the Chappie James memorial gardens historic site at 1606 Martin Luther King Blvd.  We are excited to begin our year round aviation experience.                                                                                                                                                           


   ~ GDCJ Staff



Registration for the 2018 General Daniel "Chappie" James Summer Flight Academy is now OPEN. Feel free to click on the button below to download the application form for Summer 2018.

The new home of the General Daniel "Chappie" James Flight Academy will be located on 1606 Martin Luther King St. in Pensacola, FL. It will be a year round program with after school aviation activities for boys and girls ages 13-18. Weekend seminars and monthly special programs will be held for the general public to learn more about General Daniel "Chappie" James and the Tuskegee Airmen.


Daniel "Chappie" James Jr.


General, Pilot

Birth & Death Date

February 11,1920 - February 25, 1978


Tuskegee Institution

Place of Birth

Pensacola, FL

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Chappie James Flight Academy puts kids through a week long class that teaches the basics of flight. The class ends with the opportunity to fly a real airplane.