Author - Edward Molek

PIA Packs-A-Plane for Toys For Tots

PIA students, faculty, and staff donated toys to benefit the Toys for Tots organization.  The event, PIA Pack-A-Plane, challenged donors to fill PIA's King Air with unopened toys to assist those in need this holiday season.  Members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited PIA Pittsburgh today to unpack the...

PIA Veterans Honored

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics celebrated 78 students and employees who have served in the U.S. Military on Veterans Day.  Each campus gave Veterans a gift as a small token of gratitude for their service.  PIA is proud to support our military members, and thank them for their service...

Former Valedictorian Shares Passion For Aviation

Ricky Lewis, Valedictorian of PIA Myrtle Beach's first graduating class, shared his passion for aviation with his current employer, Pratt & Whitney.  The piece was featured on their homepage and echoes the importance of a mechanics role in the industry."Aviation really hits home for me and my family.  My...

PIA Premiere: “Hangar Heroes”

 PIA is proud to present "Hangar Heroes", a videocast focused on the world of aviation and the exciting innovations we are seeing within it.Episode 1 features NASA's 62nd anniversary,  discussions of Blue Origins and SpaceX recent achievements, feel-good stories from inside aviation, and an interview with Darrel Stern of...

Alumni Leads Successful Lift-Off for Astra

What if your career could take you from cars to the stars? That’s exactly what happened for PIA alumnus Chris Hofmann, a former race car mechanic from Berks County, PA, who now works as Director of Launch Operations for California-based aerospace startup Astra. After previous engineering roles at Masten...

David Koehler Honored with Safety Award

PIA Pittsburgh Instructor David Koehler was honored at the end of February with PIA's first-ever Safety Award.  Mr. Koehler has been a long time member of PIA's Safety Committee and has played an integral role in First Aid Kit management within the organization.  Throughout his career at PIA, he...