2018 Charlotte Aviation Academy

The 2018 Charlotte Aviation Academy 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. Academy participants will gain behind the scenes access to current operations and future CLT planning efforts that will impact our local economy. 

2018 Schedule & Syllabus

Saturday, August 18:  Introduction to CLT | Breakfast (8.30 – 9 a.m.), Program (9 a.m. – Noon), Lunch (Noon- 1 p.m.)                       

The following sessions are scheduled from 4 - 7 p.m. including presentation, dinner and tour.

Thursday, September 6: CLT Airfield and Terminal Area Orientation & Tour

Thursday, September 20: Community Impacts | Tour: FAA Tower

Thursday, October 4: CLT as a Hub | Tour: Training Center & Maintenance Hanger

Thursday, October 18: CLT as an Employment Center | Tour: Wilson Air Center, Air Cargo & Intermodal Facility

Thursday, November 1: Safe and Secure CLT | Tour: Aviation Museum

Thursday, November 15: Destination CLT | Celebration Dinner

If you're interested in being part of the 2018 Charlotte Aviation Academy, complete an application.

The deadline to apply has been extended to June 12.

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 Aviation Academy.

2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

Bronze ($1,000) – benefits include: invitation to the November 15, 2018 celebration dinner, use of sponsoring organization's logo on Aviation Academy materials, opportunity to provide promotional giveaways

Silver ($2,500)- benefits include: all bronze level benefits and one complimentary registration

Gold ($5,000) – benefits include: all bronze level benefits, three complimentary registrations and a speaking role at November 15, 2018 celebration dinner

Register to become a sponsor!
More information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 Charlotte Aviation Academy is available on the sponsorship flyer.

*Sponsorships are with CCOG, not CLT Airport

Airport Neighborhood Committee


Mission statement and Guidelines are available for review.

Mission Statement:

To facilitate ongoing engagement between the City of Charlotte including the Aviation Department and residents in the neighborhoods around Charlotte Douglas International Airport.


The Aviation Department is convening a group of neighboring community leaders to be called the Airport Neighborhood Committee (ANC). The role of the ANC is to transparently provide residents information on the Airport's current and future plans for the area and to receive feedback on how those plans may affect those living nearby. The ANC will be an ongoing, inclusive, and collaborative forum that helps both neighbors and Department leaders learn from each other, share critical issues, and build trust and transparency. 

The Department's intent in creating the ANC is to inject focused community input into airport-related discussions, with an emphasis on collaboration and positive problem-solving. Meetings will balance information sharing on behalf of the Department with the feedback and concerns of the neighbors based on lived experiences.  Building on community engagement groups previously established, including the Neighborhood Task Force and Community Advisory Group, the ANC will continue on-going conversations to identify the strengths, challenges, and opportunities of living in close proximity to the Airport.

The Department will inform City Council members of the meetings and welcomes them to attend ANC meetings. 

The focus of the ANC is separate and apart from the focus of the Airport Community Roundtable, which is tasked with identifying technical recommendations to address community impacts from aircraft noise.

ANC membership is comprised of up to 25 representatives whose primary residence is within five miles of the Airport.