Author - Karin McKenna

Mike Smith named South Carolina DME of the Year

PIA Myrtle Beach Instructor Mike Smith was honored as the South Carolina Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) of the Year by the South Carolina Aviation Association.  Mr. Smith was nominated by the local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) for the Myrtle Beach Campus. Mr. Smith has served as a DME for...

2021 PIA Memorial Scholarship Winners

PIA is pleased to announce that five current students were awarded the PIA Memorial Scholarship for the Fall 2021 term.  The $2,000 rewards were issued to the five students based on a combination of financial need and academic success, as well as their performance in a panel interview. -Nikolaj Vignjevich,...

Piedmont Technician Tuition Program Announced at PIA Hagerstown and Myrtle Beach

As the aviation industry continues to address the challenges of an impending mechanic’s shortage, companies have begun developing ways to recruit students earlier in their programs.  While many partnerships boast offers extended 6-months to a year before graduation, regional airline and PIA partner Piedmont Airlines has taken it one...

Alumni Association

Interested in being one of the initial members of the PIA Alumni Association? Click here to get updates on the formation of the organization, and when registration is open for members!

PIA Memorial Scholarship – Submit Your Application by December 3rd!

The PIA Memorial Scholarships are funded by private donors and annual funding raising events.  There are five (5) Memorial Fund Scholarship awards available for the 2021 calendar year in the amount of $2,000.00 each. Please review the application here. Submitting your application: Applications must be received by December 3, 2021. Return applications to: Campus...

PIA Hosts Pipeline-Impacting Career Fair

The demand in the aviation industry for skilled, qualified aviation technicians has continued to grow in recent years.  Despite a slow-down in the hiring process in 2020, the 2021 Career Fairs held at PIA show that the industry is eager to once again tackle the need for technicians. Four campuses...