A message from the Chairman.

  Hello friends and supporters, I would like to take this opportunity to Congratulate one of our own. Mychal Martin. Mychal just logged 1,000 hours of flight time. Mychal is a native of Pensacola and former Chappie James student and mentor. Mychal is pursuing his dream to become a airline pilot and we are proud to support him on his journey. Please see the news section for more on Mychal Martin. I am pleased to announce a new partner to our academy. The Pensacola Police Department is partnering with us in support of our efforts help improve the lives of our community kids. They will be sponsoring our trip to Tuskegee University and the historic Moten airfield for our summer camp in June. We are excited to have them join our ranks. Our hope is that this relationship will also help bridge the gap between law enforcement and community through open communication and the common goal of good citizenship and character. Thats right folks I said trip to Tuskegee. We are exited to add this day trip to our schedule for the summer camp. We will travel to Tuskegee where the kids will see first hand where the famed Tuskegee Airmen trained. There is a national park and museum honoring the Tuskegee experience and the kids will tour the campus of Tuskegee University. We are looking forward to a great trip and a fantastic week of fun for this new class of students.

Cliff Curtis

Academy Director



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

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2019 Summer Camp.  We are completely full.  Registration will open for the 2020 summer camp on Jan 1, 2020.  We appreciate you considering our program.  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.