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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...

PIA Featured in Sponsor Spotlight

The rich history of PIA and its commitment to training aviation technicians was featured in a Sponsor Spotlight on Aviation Technician Education Council's (ATEC) News page.   The piece, featuring Director of Campus Operations Gary Hoyle, includes PIA's role as a founding member of ATEC and the unique position it...

Washington County Public Schools Career Luncheon

PIA Hagerstown was able to participate in the Washington County Public Schools' Career Luncheon on December 10th.  Barbara Martin, Admissions Representative at PIA Hagerstown, was able to speak to 5th-grade students about PIA and careers in Aviation Maintenance.After the luncheon, students completed surveys regarding the new career opportunity they...

SCAA Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to PIA Myrtle Beach students Christopher Beears and Joshua Hickman, recipients of the 2019 South Carolina Aviation Association Scholarship.  Both students are currently in their 4th semester of study at the Myrtle Beach Campus.  The scholarship was awarded to four students pursuing careers in aviation. Congratulations to both...

Pratt & Whitney Campus Visit

Representatives from Pratt & Whitney Canada were on campus Friday, October 25th to discuss opportunities available at their Bridgeport, WV facility.Fred Smart and Greg Wimer met with AMT students in 6th and 7th quarters about the organization and conducted on-site interviews with students.  Pratt & Whitney, like many other...