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Clays for Cause 2020

Each year, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics holds a fundraising event to support the PIA Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund is used to assist deserving students with the financial burden of continuing their education in this worthwhile field. It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we...

CARES Act Details

PIA has elected to provide an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, who acknowledge negative financial impact by the COVID-19 pandemic, and who agree to utilize their grant award for qualified expenses. The funding is limited and will be awarded equally based on...

Virtual Open House Event

PIA will be holding a Virtual Open House Web Event on May 30th, allowing you to learn more about our educational opportunities from the comfort of your home!  Aviation is an ever evolving industry, prepared to adapt to change in an instant.  This unique experience will help you explore...

PIA President Appointed to WIAAB

PIA's President and CEO, Suzanne Markle, has been appointed as a member of a newly-formed advisory board tasked with encouraging women's involvement in the aviation industry.The Women in Aviation Advisory Board (WIAAB) was established in October of 2019.  WIAAB board members represent a wide-range of aviation organizations, including major...

Ivan D. Livi Educator of the Year: Albert Simon, Jr.

PIA Pittsburgh Instructor Albert Simon, Jr. has been named the Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year Award for 2020.  Nominations for the award come from across the country to recognize AMT instructors who, either through a single event or over the span of a career, have...

PIA COVID-19 Update – Online/Distance Education Begins 3/30

The PIA community would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented challenges.  Unfortunately, due to continued local, state, and federal guidance we will be unable to return to campus on March 30, 2020 to resume face-to-face training. Beginning March 30, 2020, PIA will begin temporary...

PIA Campus Closure Update COVID-19 – March 16th, 2020

Effective immediately, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics campuses in Pittsburgh, Youngstown, and Hagerstown will close to students for a two-week period, with classes tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, March 30, 2020.  PIA's campus in Myrtle Beach will also close, and is currently set to reopen on April 1, 2020. ...

PIA Hagerstown hosts its First Blood Drive of 2020

PIA students and staff gave the ultimate Valentines Day gift this year, participating in PIA's first blood drive of 2020.  The event, held February 18th, included 23 donors - five of which were first-time donors.  In total, 27 pints of blood were donated from those who participated.  PIA would...

Unmanned Aerical Systems Club – Open Fly/Demonstration

California University of Pennsylvania's Unmanned Aerial Systems Club is hosting an Open Fly/Demonstration event on Saturday, February 8th, 2020.  The event, from 1PM to 5PM, encourages drone owners interested in flying with like-minded individuals to participate in the event.  The event is open to the public, and donations are...