A message from the Chairman.

     Todays message is a special one for me personally,   I recently returned from San Antonio Texas where I had the privilege of witnessing one of our former students and mentor Airman Isaiah Herring graduate from basic military training.  One of the things that made this event special was the fantastic job the United States Air Force did in preparing 715 young men and women for service in our great military.  As a veteran I truly understand the committment and sacrifice it takes to make the decision to start your young life to defend our freedom.  I was moved by the pageantry and the professionalism I witnessed in these fine young americans.  I unexpectedly felt a sense of renewed pride in our country and have full confidence in our youth to follow in the footsteps of those who have gone before them to protect our freedom.  I can assure you that our military is strong and has the best young people to carry on the traditions of military service.  Part of the mission of the Chappie James flight academy is to prepare the next generation for careers in the aerospace industry.  Airman Isaiah Herring will lead the way as he has chosen to become a aircraft mechanic and will train in that field working on the KC-135 aircraft.  This is why our academy is so important to the community.  The other very special part of this message is that I am the proud uncle of Airman Herring !!!  Please join me in wishing Airman Isaiah Herring God”s Speed !!

Captain Cliff Curtis                                                                                                                                                           

 Academy Director



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

We will begin accepting applications for our annual Summer Camp on January 1, 2019.  The application will be available at that time by clicking the tab on the left of this message.  We will accept 35 boys and girls ages 13-18 on a first come first serve basis.   This one week program will take place June 10-15.  This is our gold standard summer experience and will include a orientation flight on graduation day,  exciting field trips and many activities.  The cost for this summer program is FREE !!!  


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.