Former student and mentor Dominica Thomas is our first student to solo an airplane in the Air Force new program at Delaware State University called ACE.  She received intense flight training leading up to her Solo flight after 3 weeks of training.  This is a National program brand new to the Air Force and the Chappie James Flight Academy is a sponsoring organization for this program. We have exclusive access to this awesome program designed to give students who show aptitude and desire the opportunity to learn to fly and be mentored by the Air Force for future flight training opportunities that may lead to becoming a Air Force Pilot someday.  This program will be offered each summer and the Chappie James Flight Academy will be screening students throughout the year for selection.  If you are interested in learning more about this program please contact us at and ask about ACE.  Congratulations to Dominica Thomas.

Former student and mentor Isaiah Herring will be enlisting in the United States Air Force at the end of July.  Isaiah participated in the flight academy for several years culminating in him being selected as mentor this year.  He scored very high on the ASVAB and graduated with a 3.5 GPA.  Isaiah elected to go directly in the Air Force instead of college in order to prepare himself for a career in aircraft maintenance.  He qualified and will be trained in Aerospace Maintenance following basic training.  Isaiah will report to Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio Texas for basic training and then follow on training at Sheppard Air Force Base for maintenance school.   Congratulations and well done !!

Former student and mentor Bianca Evans has written a book called Feline Angel the Beginning.  Bianca is a multi talented young lady.  She is wants to become a Aerospace Engineer and later this month will attend a summer program at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.  Please visit her website  Lets support her in her passion and dreams.  Bianca will be returning to the flight academy as our most senior mentor for 2019.