51st Conference of International Aviation Chaplains to be held in Charlotte, NC, September 4th thru 8th, 2018

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR THE 51ST IACAC CONFERENCE IN CHARLOTTE NC, USA

Sunday, September 2nd

  • Airport pick-up for Board members & transportation to Omni Hotel

  • 1800 – IACAC Board & Team dinner

 

Monday, September 3rd

  • 1000 – 1600 IACAC Board Business meeting

  • Airport pick-up for early arrivals to Omni Hotel

Tuesday, September 4th – beginning of the conference

  • 0930 – 1200 Registration

  • 1230 – 1300 Gather in hotel lobby

  • 1300 – Walk to the Levine Museum of the New South for a program on Post-Civil War Southern History

  • 1700 – Walk to St. Peters Catholic Church – founded in Charlotte NC in 1851 – for dinner & opening ceremonies

  • 1730 – Opening Ceremony in Church

  • 1830 – Dinner

 

Wednesday, September 5th

  • 0730 – 0830 – Breakfast

  • 0900 – 1000 – Group Prayer & Remarks

  • 1015 – 1230 – Dr. Robert Wicks – Reaching out to others, Chaplains themselves. 

  • 1230 – 1300 – Distribution of Dr. Wick’s latest book, Night Call to all conference attendees

  • 1300 – 1330 – Catholic Mass & Break

  • 1330 – 1430 – Lunch

  • 1430 – 1730 – Dr. Wendy Cadge – Airport Chaplaincy based on her recently published paper God on the Fly?  The Professional Mandates of Airport Chaplains.  You will be engaged in small group discussion and sharing.

  • 1800 – Dinner

 

Thursday, September 6th

  • 0730 – Board buses for the Billy Graham Library

  • 0800 – 0900 – Breakfast at the Library & Group prayer

  • 0900 – 1030 – Tour of the Library – Journey through history with one of the most influential religious voices of the 20th century.  This is a private event exclusively for the IACAC attendees

  • 1030 – 1230 – Tour the Carolina Aviation Museum.  Study the US Airways Airbus A320 which made a miraculous emergency landing on the Hudson River, “Flight 1549. Miracle on the Hudson

  • 1230 – 1400 – Lunch in the Eagle Room of Charlotte Douglas Airport’s Administration Center.  During lunch, the management team of the airport will share about the Airports community involvement

  • 1400 – 1800 – Team building activities at the National Whitewater Center

  • 1800 – 2000 – Dinner

  • 2030 – Evening Prayer or Catholic Mass

 

Friday, September 7th

  • 0730 – 0830 – Breakfast

  • 0845 – 0930 – Group Prayer & Remarks

  • 0930 – 1300 – Dr. Tina Brookes – Care of the Airport Chaplain

  • 1300-1400 – Lunch

  • 1400 – 1430 – Catholic Mass

  • 1430 – 1630 – National Association of Catholic Airport Chaplains annual business meeting

  • 1430 – 1630 – Other regional area meetings

  • 1400 – 1800 – Personal time to explore the 7th Street Market, NASCAR Hall of Fame, Mint Museum or Discovery Place.  All are within walking distance of the Omni Hotel

  • 1900 – Formal Dinner & Closing ceremonies

 

Saturday, September 8th – end of the conference

  • 0730 – 0830 – Breakfast

  • 0830 – 0900- Catholic Mass

  • 0900 – 0915 – Group Prayer

  • 0915 – 1300 – IACAC Business meeting

  • 1330 – Transportation to airport

  • 1500 – Depart Omni for Post-Conference event.  Many details remain but a 4 day trip to Washington DC is a good possibility.

Sunday Services in the Airport Auditorium

 

Catholic Mass:                        8:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Interfaith Worship Service:     9:30 a.m.

All Sunday Services are held in the Airport Auditorium.

 

MASS 

Once through Security, proceed to the Main Terminal Atrium (Food Court) and take the stairs to the 3rd floor (elevator access available).  Head to the hallway to your left (away from the USO) and the entrance to the Auditorium will be the 2nd door on the right.

Directions to the Chapel

 

Once through Security, proceed to the Main Terminal Atrium (Food Court) and take the stairs to the 3rd floor (elevator access available).  Head to the hallway to your left (away from the USO) and the entrance to the Auditorium will be the 2nd door on the right.

Airport Chapel

Photo courtesy of Deacon Patrick Devine.

Contact Us

To reach the chaplain present at the airport call 704-488-9699.

 To reach the Director or Assistant Director call:

Rev. Mr. George Szalony – 704-816-9554, Director

Rev. Alice White – 704-724-7344, Assistant Director

 

Some Ways We Can Help

Provide:

  • Spiritual and/or emotional support to enable you to complete your trip or finish your day.
  • Companionship by staying with you until you board the plane or are ready to return to work.
  • Support in times of grief due to the death or pending death of a family member or friend.
  • Healing prayer for your personal burdens affecting your trip or work day.
  • Support for mature adults deplaning and needing to move to their next gate or needing help from curb-side to deplaning gate.
  • Offering travelers limited financial help for meals or other airport fees.
  • Friendship in a very busy, stressful environment.
  • A quiet, secure place to be with your God.
  • Various prayer helps.

Chapel Service Times

 

Chapel Service Times

Sunday can be a particularly busy day at the airport — families coming home from vacations and business people getting a head start on their travel for the week.  That’s why those scheduled to travel on a Sunday may arrive at the airport even earlier than usual to get through Security.

If the change in routine forces you to miss attending your normal Sunday service, we invite you to attend one of three services we offer every Sunday:

Catholic Mass:                             8:30 a.m

Prayer and Worship Service:      9:30 a.m.

Catholic Mass:                            10:30 a.m.

(All services last approximately 30 minutes)

All Sunday Services are held in the Airport Auditorium.

Once through Security, proceed to the Main Terminal Atrium (Food Court) and take the stairs to the 3rd floor (elevator access available).  Head to the hallway to your left (away from the USO) and the entrance to the Auditorium will be the 2nd door on the right.

Map

 

 

 

Visiting the Chapel

IMG_0027The Airport Chapel provides a space for quiet reflection away from the constant activity that is the norm for this very busy airport.  The Chapel is open every day from 5:00 a.m. to midnight.  Both travelers and those working at the airport – anyone in need of a few moments of calm are welcomed and encouraged to visit.

For deeper reflection and prayer, the Chapel offers holy books for Christians, Muslims and Jews. There is a kneeler, small altar, and one corner is filled with prayer rugs and a compass to direct Muslims toward Mecca.


Directions to the Airport Chapel:

The Airport Chapel is located in the Main Terminal.  To reach the Chapel you must first go through Airport Security on the upper (ticketing) level of the terminal.  Once through Security, head to the main Atrium (Food Court Area).  From there, take the set of stairs up to the 3rd floor (elevator access is also available).  At the top of the stairs, head to the hallway to the left (away from the USO) and the Airport Chapel will be the first room on the right.


Airport Main Terminal Map
(hyperlink using this site:  http://clt.clickoptimize.com/)

Map

IMG_0927Please take a moment to sign the Guestbook so the organization is able to record the number of those visiting the Chapel each year.  Thank you!