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 2018 General Daniel "Chappie" James Summer Flight Academy is now Closed.

We plan to offer afternoon aviation programs and tutoring starting in the fall of 2018.  We are in the process of preparing the programs that will be offered. Our hours of operation will be limited in the beginning and will be posted on this website by the end of the summer.  Our goal is to provide continued aviation education learning, seminars and assistance with school subjects for children.


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."

We will contiune to offer our week long summer program which takes place every June.  This summer program is our gold star event for the year.  This program focuses on providing initial exposure for boys and girls to the wonderful world of flying.  We are proud partners with the EAA Pensacola Chapter 485.  They provide the graduation orientation flights for our students.  Please check out this video about our graduation activities.