Myrtle Beach

Students take helicopter flight over Myrtle Beach

Students from Palm Charter High School had the opportunity to see just how a helicopter works as part of their recent field trip to PIA.  Palm Charter, which trains students in the field of motor sports, toured the facility to bring awareness of various job opportunities for students interested […]


Myrtle Beach Graduation – Class of January 2018

On January 11th, 12 students graduated from the Myrtle Beach Branch Campus with Certificates in Aviation Maintenance Technology.  Roman O’Neill and Eric Almeter received academic recognition, named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the class, respectively.  Jason Ford was honored with the “Golden Wrench”, highlighting his mechanical aptitude.  All three students […]


Challenge Coin Earned by MYB Instructor

Myrtle Beach Instructor Alan Phelps received a Challenge Coin from FAA Inspector James Dangerfield. Mr. Dangerfield challenged all the South Carolina Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME) to see who could have the most number of newly certificated mechanics sign up for the website.
Congratulations, Mr. Phelps!


Upward Bound Visits PIA Myrtle Beach

A big thank you to Thyssene Frederick with Upward Bound and Horry Georgetown Technical College for bringing a group of students in grades 10-12 from Loris HS and Carvers Bay HS to PIA’s Myrtle Beach Campus. These students are participants in the Upward Bound Program, a federal TRIO grant that serves first-generation […]


Delta Partners with PIA to Help Increase the Number of Quality Aviation Maintenance Technicians

In order to combat the looming skills shortage facing the aviation industry, Delta Air Lines has partnered with the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) as a way to keep their technical jobs filled. Delta recently inspected a number of AMT training schools nationwide in an effort to find the […]