CLT Events

Wings For All

Wings for All INSIDE

Charlotte Douglas International Airport in partnership with Delta Air Lines and The Arc annually hosts Wings for All, a nationwide program that provides people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families with a “dress rehearsal” opportunity to experience and acclimate to airport stimuli.

During the Wings for All event, participants get to:

  • Check-in to receive boarding passes
  • Pass through the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint
  • Wait in the boarding area
  • Board an aircraft (that may taxi, but does not take off)

The program also gives Airport, airline, TSA professionals and other personnel the opportunity to observe, interact, and deliver their services in a structured learning environment, improving their disability competency and processes for accommodating passengers who fly.

Participation is on first-come, first-served basis, and is limited to 55 individuals with a disability. Each participant may bring up to one adult family member/support staff.

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 CommunityEngagement@cltairport.com.