Community Engagement

Charlotte Aviation Academy

The Charlotte Aviation Academy is an annual program, which provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to better understand the inner-workings of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and its contributions and impacts on our economy, transportation system and community. Academy participants will gain behind the scenes access to current operations and future CLT planning efforts that will impact our local economy. Centralina Council of Governments (CCOG) provides administrative support for the Academy, including managing all registrations and sponsorships.

Aviation Academy Class Overview

CLT By the Books: Introduction to CLT | Tour: Airport Orientation

CLT Operations | Tour: Terminal and Airfield Maintenance

CLT as an Employment Center | Tour: Wilson Air Center

CLT as a Hub | Tour: Training Center & Maintenance Hangar

Safe and Secure CLT | Tour: Charlotte Fire Department - Station 41

CLT as Part of the National Airspace System | Tour: FAA Tower

Destination CLT | Celebration Dinner

View the CLT Aviation Academy 2020 Schedule & Syllabus

If you're interested in being part of the 2020 Charlotte Aviation Academy occurring in the spring, check back in January 2020 to complete an application.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is a major economic engine for our region and the state, providing general aviation services as well as serving as a major employer, commercial, logistics and military hub for the region. Community relationships are important and public and private leaders are proactively developing skills to engage others about Airport practices and the positive impacts on local communities.

Be part of this important dialogue by supporting the Aviation Academy.

2020 Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Level 1 ($1,000) – benefits include: invitation to the October Celebration Dinner, use of sponsoring organization's logo on Aviation Academy materials, opportunity to provide promotional giveaways

  • Level 2 ($2,000) - benefits include: all Bronze level benefits and one complimentary registration

  • Level 3 ($3,000) – benefits include: all Bronze level benefits, two complimentary registrations

View the 2019 CLT Aviation Academy sponsorship form. Contact Emily Parker with questions.

*Sponsorships are with CCOG, not CLT Airport

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT), a City of Charlotte department does not discriminate on the basis of disability. We will provide auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures to persons with disabilities upon request. To make a request, please contact