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Piedmont Airlines launches East Coast tour to celebrate flight, promote aviation careers

SALISBURY, Maryland – Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Airlines Group, is excited to announce its upcoming nationwide Aviation Career Exploration Tour. This tour aims to inspire and guide individuals interested in pursuing a career in aviation by offering unique opportunities to interact with industry professionals, explore aviation schools, and learn about scholarship and career advancement opportunities.

The tour begins on National Aviation Day, August 19, and will wind from New Jersey to Florida with celebrations in 12 locations including Trenton, Pittsburgh, Charlotte and Orlando.


Event Highlights:

  • Interactive sessions with aviation professionals, including pilots and maintenance experts
  • Tours of aviation institutes and academies
  • Information on scholarship programs and financial assistance for aspiring aviators
  • Prize giveaways, including AAdvantage Miles and valuable aviation gear
  • Special appearances by chief pilots and industry icons
  • Opportunities to explore career paths in aviation, from flight operations to aircraft maintenance

“We are celebrating aviation and introducing a new generation to aviation careers,” said Jacqueline Jennings, vice president of People and Communications at Piedmont. “Piedmont is growing and hiring in just about every department from pilots and maintenance technicians to payroll and recruiting. Anyone who ever considered a career in aviation is welcome to come out and visit with us.”

Piedmont operates a growing fleet of Embraer 145 regional aircraft and runs ground operations at more than 80 airport locations across the United States. Incentives for joining Piedmont range from full tuition payment for aircraft maintenance technicians to $100,000 for experienced pilots willing to fly for Piedmont for two years.

“Piedmont offers stability and growth in an industry that has seen some turbulence,” added Edward Leverton, vice president of Flight Operations. “Many of our pilots have come from other airlines because they know Piedmont will be beneficial professionally and financially. We just make it easy.”

Everyone is welcome to visit the bus over the two-week journey. Piedmont will also land an Embraer 145 in three locations (see below) and open the aircraft up for tours. Students interested in flying or maintenance are encouraged to attend.

Media Opportunities:

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover various aspects of the Aviation Career Exploration Tour. This tour presents an excellent opportunity to capture engaging visuals and stories that highlight the diverse and exciting world of aviation. From interviews with aviation experts to capturing the enthusiasm of aspiring aviators, there’s no shortage of captivating content for your audience.


Event Schedule and Contact:

For a detailed schedule of events, locations, and media availability, please visit the event website:

For media inquiries and to schedule interviews, please contact:

Piedmont Airlines Corporate Communications at


Schedule of Events:


Saturday, August 19

Trenton, NJ

Infinity Flight School 10 W Piper Ave, Ewing Township, NJ 08628

10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

  • Catered lunch at 1 p.m. (while supplies last)
  • AAdvantage miles giveaway
  • $1,000 scholarship available for a student attending Infinity Flight School


Sunday, August 20

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) School of Specialized Technology

5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA 15122

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • $1,000 scholarship for a student attending PIA-Pittsburgh
  • Sonic Tools backpack giveaway


Monday, August 21

Manassas, VA

Chantilly Air – Manassas Regional Airport

10660 Skyview Terrace UNIT 100, Manassas, VA 20110

3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? It’s time for a better COMMUTE

  • AAdvantage Miles giveaway
  • See yourself in the Flight Deck on Piedmont’s Embraer 145


Tuesday, August 22

Norfolk, VA

Aviation Institute of Maintenance (AIM)

2329 E Little Creek Rd, Norfolk, VA 23518

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Norfolk Tides Baseball Game Harbor Park

150 Park Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23510

5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ET

  • $1,000 scholarship for a student attending AIM-Norfolk
  • Sonic Tools backpack giveaway
  • Stay cool with an ice cream truck vendor
  • Win tickets to the Norfolk Tides game on 8/22


Wednesday, August 23

New Bern, NC

D2 Flight Academy 820 Aviation Dr, New Bern, NC 28562

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Experience beyond a career

  • $1,000 Veteran scholarship to a student attending D2
  • Half-price discovery flights at D2
  • Cookout by Piedmont Airlines
  • See yourself in the flight deck of Piedmont’s Embraer 145


Thursday, August 24

Myrtle Beach, SC:

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA)

1038 Shine Ave, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET


Myrtle Beach Pelicans Baseball Game Pelicans Ballpark

1251 21st Ave N, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

7:05 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Work where you vacation

  • $1,000 Scholarship for a student attending PIA-Myrtle Beach
  • Sonic Tools backpack giveaway
  • Win tickets to the Myrtle Beach Pelicans baseball game


Friday, August 25

Charlotte, NC:

CLT Old Terminal – 4700 Yorkmont Rd, Charlotte, NC, 28208

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Join Piedmont’s royal court in the Queen City

  • On-site hiring event for Piedmont Ground Handling
  • Internal career fair for current team members
  • AAdvantage Miles giveaway


Saturday, August 26

Atlanta, GA: DeKalb

Peachtree Airport

2000 Airport Rd, Atlanta, GA 30341 Parking lot at the base of ATC tower

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Discover your next ENDEAVOR

  • Meet one of Piedmont’s chief pilots
  • AAdvantage Miles Giveaway
  • Catered lunch


Sunday, August 27

Daytona Beach, FL

Epic Flight Academy

1919 N Dixie Fwy Suite B, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Your career track to victory lane starts at Piedmont

  • BBQ food truck
  • $1,000 scholarship for a student attending Epic
  • AAdvantage Miles giveaway


Monday, August 28

Orlando, FL

Lake Eola Park

512 East Washington St, Orlando, FL

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? A career where fun and work meet

  • AAdvantage Mile giveaways
  • Meet one of Piedmont’s chief pilots
  • Direct Entry Captain Social at  4 p.m. – 6 p.m. with food


Tuesday, August 29

Fort Lauderdale, FL:

Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport

2031 NW 53rd St Building 2A, Suite 200, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Find your career’s SILVER lining

  • AAdvantage Mile giveaways
  • Pizza will be delivered to five flight schools in the area


Wednesday, August 30

Lakeland, FL

Aerospace Center for Excellence

4075 James C. Ray Dr, Lakeland, FL 33811

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET

Where can Piedmont take you? Find your Sun N Fun year-round at one of our airports

  • See yourself in the Flight Deck of Piedmont’s Embraer 145
  • Meet stunt pilot Susan Dacy, sponsored by Piedmont


About Piedmont Airlines

Piedmont Airlines is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group headquartered in Salisbury, Maryland. Piedmont operates 250 flights per day with a fleet of Embraer 145 regional aircraft, providing passenger service into American Airlines hubs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Charlotte, North Carolina. Piedmont’s award-winning ground handling team provides safe, reliable ground service to American Airlines passengers in 80 cities across the United States. Piedmont employs over 10,000 aviation specialists from coast to coast.