Alumni

New Stories in PIA Alumni Spotlight Series

As the network of PIA Alumni grows each year, we continue to hear stories of alumni finding fulfillment in their careers within aviation. New Alumni Spotlights are now available on our website featuring some of the hard-working and dedicated graduates of our programs. If you are an alumnus interested...

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 INC.com

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...

Boeing Campus Visit at PIA Hagerstown

PIA Hagerstown will be hosting The Boeing Company for a campus presentation and hiring event on Tuesday, February 26th.  The event is open to alumni of PIA who register in advanced, as well as students in 3rd and 4th semester currently enrolled at PIA Hagerstown. The information session will cover...