Paul Pearson Joins SGTC Aviation Department

August 21, 2018
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Paul Pearson has been hired as an avionics and air frame instructor at South Georgia Technical College.

As the demand for careers in the aviation field continues to grow, South Georgia Technical College President Dr. John Watford announced the hiring of Paul Pearson, who will handle the avionics and air frame instruction for the college. Pearson will report to Dean of Academic Affairs Raymond Holt and Vice President of Academic Affairs David Kuipers.

Pearson, a Waycross native and longtime Americus resident, comes to SGTC from Souther Field Aviation, Inc., where he gained 31 years of hands-on experience. During his time there, Pearson worked his way up to the Director of Maintenance position, where he supervised seven employees and performed many other lead maintenance and inspection duties.

During Pearson’s first two years at Southern Field, he also worked on earning his aviation maintenance technology diploma from SGTC, which he ultimately did in 1989. Upon completion of the program, he would go on to earn his Airframe and Power Plant rating and Single Engine, Multi Engine and Commercial Pilot rating from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Pearson joins the SGTC aviation team just months after the college signed a partnership with Georgia-based Delta Airlines. The partnership allows for the college to be designated as a Delta-selected preferred training institution for Airframe and Powerplant (A & P) Mechanics. Pearson’s job will be to help the other four instructors within the department to train the next generation of Delta and other airline employees to the highest standards of the FAA.

For entrance requirements and more information about enrolling in the aviation maintenance technology, aircraft structural technology, avionics maintenance or any other program at South Georgia Tech, visit the SGTC website at Specific questions about the aviation programs offered at South Georgia Tech can be directed to Victoria Herron ( or 229.931.2584) or Paul Pearson ( or 229.931.2583).