Community Engagement

CLT Aviation Academy

Aviation Academy 2023

The CLT Aviation Academy is an annual program, that 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. Aviation Academy participants will gain behind the scenes access to current operations and future CLT planning efforts that will impact our local economy. Centralina Regional Council provides administrative support for the Aviation Academy, including managing all registrations and sponsorships.

CLT Aviation Academy Overview

Most class sessions are held from 4-7:30 p.m. on designated weeknights.

  • Introduction to CLT
  • CLT Terminal Experience
  • CLT Safe and Secure
  • Destination CLT
  • CLT Administration and Partners
  • CLT Passenger Experience
  • The SME’s of CLT
  • Celebrate CLT
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 ($1,200) – benefits include: invitation to the Celebration Dinner in late March 2024, use of sponsoring organization's logo on Aviation Academy materials, opportunity to provide promotional giveaways
  • Gold ($2,500) - benefits include: all Silver level benefits and one complimentary registration
  • Platinum ($3,750) – benefits include: all Silver level benefits, two complimentary registrations

Become a sponsor.

Contact Kelly Weston with questions.

Sponsorships are managed by Centralina Regional Council, not CLT Airport

See how 2022 Aviation Academy graduate Nakia Savage's experience sowed her seeds of advocacy for the Airport and the City of Charlotte. Watch Video

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