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...

PIA Alumni – Ryan Sedletzeck

 Ryan Sedletzeck discusses his longtime passion for aviation and the future goals he has set for himself. Pittsburgh Campus, AMT Program, 2020 Continuing Education: Purdue University, Aeronautical Engineering Technology

PIA Alumni – Peyton Miller

 Recent graduate Peyton Miller shares his experiences at PIA and why he decided to pursue our AET program.Peyton Miller: Pittsburgh Campus, AET Program, 2019 Position: Avionics Technician Employment: Aircraft and Avionics Sales

PIA Alumni – Kelly Martin

Recent graduate Kelly Martin shares her experiences at PIA and what led her to a career in aviation.Kelly Martin: Pittsburgh Campus, AMT Program, 2019 Position: Research Lab Mechanic Employment: HX5 Sierra

PIA Alumni featured by

PIA Alumni Chris Hoffman, who graduated in 2011, was featured by Inc. in an article.  The piece, titled "Why Tradespeople Are Key to Innovation, According to a Former SpaceX Engineer", discussed the importance of trade positions.  Hoffman, who is currently working at Stealth as a Senior Launch Engineer, initially...

Rest in Peace, Christopher Harper

PIA is saddened to learn of the passing of PIA Alumni Christopher Harper.  Christopher, a 2011 Graduate of the Aviation Maintenance Program at PIA's Pittsburgh Campus, served as the Base Manager at Piedmont Airlines.  We were honored to feature Christopher in an Alumni Spotlight piece, where he described his...

PIA Career Fair – March 14th

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will hold its Spring Career Fair Wednesday, March 14th at the main campus in Pittsburgh.  Current students and alumni are invited to attend the event, held from 10AM until 2PM that day.Over 50 aviation and non-aviation organizations have registered for the event. A number of...