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AMES: “We want more!”

PIA would like to thank Eric Salyers and Emmett Bell from AMES (Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services) for coming to the Hagerstown Campus on Thursday followed by the Pittsburgh campus today to present to our upcoming graduates.

“PIA is our go to,” said Saylers. “We’ve had great success with PIA […]

Charitable Retiree Pays It Forward

Mr. Mike Heilman, a retired A&P from Martinsburg, WV, visited the Hagertown campus this morning and donated some ‘no longer needed’ tools. Mike’s aviation career started when he served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965 as an airframe mechanic. After leaving the service Mike obtained his A&P […]

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BB&T awards PIA-Hagerstown Campus $5000 in Scholarships for Students

BB&T officials visited and toured PIA-Hagerstown on July 19th and presented a contribution to PIA’s Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Thank you to BB&T for the generous donation to PIA’s scholarship fund.
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Michael Hough, Regional President TriState Region; James Malfregeot, II, Vice President; Suzanne Markle President PIA and Kyle Huntzberry Business […]

Busy Week of Employers at Hagerstown Campus

The Hagerstown Campus had four  visits from Employers last week. On Monday, July 10, SkyWest gave an informative presentation to the fourth semester. SkyWest is the largest independently owned regional airlines with maintenance bases primarily on the west coast. Wednesday, July 12, Endeavor Air, based out of Minneapolis, MN visited. Endeavor has […]

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A swashbuckler in our midst

Hagerstown third semester student Derrick Zeiders came to school Friday 06-02, dressed in his new uniform. Derrick was talking with his fellow students on Thursday, telling them he was going to a Blackbeard Festival, in Hampton VA, over the weekend. On a dare, Derrick wore his costume to school. […]

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PIA Hagerstown Campus Nears Wait-list in Record Time!

PIA’s Hagerstown Campus is nearing its cohort capacity of 40 students for the fall class starting on August 30, 2017. Currently there are already 41 applications received for this fall’s start, but interested individuals should not feel dissuaded to be the first on this year’s wait-list. Typically, about 75-80% of applicants […]

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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 […]

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Hagerstown Valedictorian Wins Race and Captures Job

Keith Koontz, Valedictorian of the April 2017 graduating class at the Hagerstown Campus, has recently landed a job with Republic Airlines at Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C.    Keith also just won his first big race at the Winchester Speedway, Saturday May 27 in the Pure Stock feature finish.  Congratulations […]