Wings For All
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 checkpoint
- Wait in the boarding area
- Board an aircraft (that 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 50 individuals with a disability. Each participant may bring up to two adult family members/support staff to the event. However, only one family member will be allowed to board the plane with the participant.
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.