Community Engagement

CLT Aviation Academy

The 2020 session of the CLT Aviation Academy is postponed until fall.

The CLT 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. Aviation 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 Aviation Academy, including managing all registrations and sponsorships.

CLT Aviation Academy Class Overview

2020 CLT Aviation Academy Schedule & Syllabus

  • CLT 101 | Tour: Airport Orientation
  • CLT as a Landlord
  • CLT by the Books
  • CLT as a Part of the National Airspace System
  • CLT Safe and Secure | Tour: Charlotte Fire Department - Station 41
  • CLT as an Employment Center | Tour: Wilson Air Center
  • CLT as a Hub | Tour: Training Center and Maintenance Hangar
  • Destination CLT | Celebration Dinner

Application period is closed

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.

2020 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

View the 2020 CLT Aviation Academy sponsorship flyer and form
Contact Emily Parker with questions.

*Sponsorships are managed by 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