Community Engagement

CLT Aviation Academy

Aviation Academy 3-24-22 (3 of 5)

The CLT Aviation Academy provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to better understand the inner-workings of Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) and its contributions to our economy, transportation system and community. Aviation Academy participants gain behind-the-scenes access to current operations and future CLT planning efforts that affect our local economy.

The Aviation Academy is open to community members and public and private sector leaders from across the greater Charlotte region. The class is typically limited to 25 participants who are selected based on a competitive admissions process.

For information, contact Emily Parker at

CLT Aviation Academy Overview

Most class sessions are held from 4-7 p.m. on designated weeknights.

  • CLT 101 | By the Books
  • CLT as a Landlord
  • CLT as a Hub
  • CLT Safe and Secure
  • CLT as an Employment Center
  • CLT Complex Systems
  • Destination CLT | Celebration Dinner
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 CLT Aviation Academy.

Sponsorship Opportunities
  • Silver ($1,000) – benefits include: invitation to the May 28 Celebration Dinner, use of sponsoring organization's logo on Aviation Academy materials, opportunity to provide promotional giveaways

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

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

Contact Emily Parker with questions.

*Sponsorships are managed by Centralina Regional Council, 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 email or call Christina Saunders at or 704.608.8117