Author - Edward Molek

Hagerstown Wings & Wheels Expo

PIA Hagerstown students and staff spent time on Saturday, September 11th, exploring the Wings & Wheels Expo.  Unique experiences like a flight on a Stinson L-5 Sentinel and a TBM 30E Avenger drew crowds to the Original Fairchild Dome Hangar.  The Wings & Wheels Expo hosts the largest collection...

Myrtle Beach Student Named Scholarship Winner

Third-semester student James Hiott is one of five recipients of a scholarship thanks to the late Reid Garrison and the South Carolina Aviation Association (SCAA). The scholarship was available to South Carolina residents pursuing careers in aviation.  The scholarships from SCAA that are awarded this year were made possible thanks...

PA Congressman Mike Doyle visits PIA – Pittsburgh Campus

Congressman Mike Doyle, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, visited PIA Pittsburgh on Monday, August 16th.  The meeting was a part of PIA's mission of continuing to raise awareness of the growing demand for aviation technicians in the industry.  During his visit, Congressman Doyle had the opportunity to...

Hagerstown Students Awarded Walter Green Memorial Scholarship

Two third-semester students were honored by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) on August 3rd, 2021.  Jacob Woods and Jeffery Linton, both students at PIA Hagerstown, were awarded the very first Walter Green Memorial Scholarship through the EAA.   The scholarship honors Walter Green, a longtime member of the organization.  Mr....

Building Industry Relationships: Employer-Student Visits of July 2021

Training career-ready aviation technicians not only involves educating students on technical skills but providing them the resources they need to be prepared to enter the workforce.  It is with great appreciation that we thank the following organizations for visiting our institution recently: Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) Representatives from AMES...

Connecting Opportunities: “Employers & Students”

Training career-ready aviation technicians not only involves educating students on technical skills but providing them the resources they need to be prepared to enter the workforce.  It is with great appreciation that we thank the following organizations for visiting our institution recently: Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) Representatives from AMES...

Building Industry Relationships: MHIRJ

Since its inception in June 2020, MHIRJ has become an ever-present employer at PIA campuses, actively recruiting for their two Service Centers in Bridgeport, WV, and Tucson, AZ.  MHIRJ is the result of the acquisition of the CRJ Series Program by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and combines the immense engineering...

Hagerstown Campus Celebrates Ten Years

For ten years, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in Hagerstown, MD, has strived to meet the demands of the aviation industry and the need for skilled technicians.  April 29th, 2011, marked the first classes held in the region to educate future aviation technicians.  Since its opening, the Hagerstown Campus of PIA...