Author - Edward Molek

Hagerstown August 2019 Graduation

PIA would like to congratulate the graduates of the Hagerstown August 2019 graduating class.  The graduates completed their Aviation Maintenance Technology program and were celebrated in a ceremony held on August 16th.  Grant Armstrong was named Valedictorian of the class, and Tyler Harbold was named Salutatorian.  In addition, Grant...

PIA hosts CSIRO Data61

PIA was honored to host members of the CSIRO Data61 Team as they prepare for the initial phase of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.    The group, comprised of members from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Emesent, and Georgia Institute of Technology, used hangar space at PIA...

Open House Events August 3rd

PIA hosted open house events Saturday, August 3rd, at each of the four campuses.  The open houses allowed prospective students to tour the campus facilities, meet with students and instructors, and learn more about the education PIA has to offer. PIA Pittsburgh held its 12th annual car cruise in conjunction...

Pittsburgh June 2019 Graduation

PIA would like to congratulate graduates of the June 2019 Pittsburgh class.  The ceremony, held Monday, June 24th, celebrated the 32 graduates as they completed their Associate in Specialized Technology Degree programs. Samuel Briski was named Valedictorian of the class, and Steven Akers II was named Salutatorian.  In addition,...

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Visit

Fourth semester students at PIA Hagerstown were able to participate in a tour of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command Hangar in Frederick, Maryland.  The tour, facilitated by PIA Alumni Paul Speelman, allowed the students to learn about the equipment and operations at the facilities.  Students were able to...

Aviation Technician Education Council Meeting

PIA would like to thank the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) for hosting their regional outreach meeting at the Pittsburgh Campus.  Twenty-seven aviation industry professionals participated in the event on June 13th.  Topics ranged from council initiatives, strategic objects, and how ATEC can provide support to the local aviation...

Bell Flight Visit

Representatives from Bell Flight visited the PIA Pittsburgh campus on May 29th, arriving at the campus in a Bell 429 helicopter.  The organization, a member of Textron Inc., met with students in 6th and 7th quarters to discuss available positions at the Piney Flats, TN, location.  The Piney Flats...

Youngstown Campus May Open House

PIA Youngstown hosted a successful Open House Event on Saturday, May 18th.  The campus opened its doors to prospective students interested in learning about the field of aviation maintenance, and the opportunities that are available for those who pursue it as a career.  Rich Myers, Base Manager, CVG Maintenance...

Hagerstown Campus May Open House

PIA Hagerstown would like to thank all those who participated in their Open House Event on Saturday, May 18th.  The event introduced guests to the in demand field of aviation maintenance, and the 16-month program offered at the Hagerstown Campus.  Mike Myers of Piedmont Airlines was able to speak...