Campus Buzz

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 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...

PIA Hosts Open House Event

All four campuses of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics held Open House Events on Saturday, February 22nd.  Various news sources covered the events, focusing on the industries need for aviation technicians and PIA's students helping to fill that need. PIA's Open Houses also hosted several industry partners, available to discuss...

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...

Career Fair – Pittsburgh Campus 2020

PIA Pittsburgh hosted its annual Career Fair on Wednesday, February 19th.  Over 30 organizations were available for soon-to-be graduates and current students to meet with.  As the aviation industry continues to seek qualified individuals to fill technician roles, airlines and aviation companies dominated the fair and discussed employment opportunities...

Lieutenant Governor Visits PIA Myrtle Beach

On Tuesday, February 11th, PIA Myrtle Beach hosted South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette.  The visit was featured on WMBF News, which included meetings with PIA Administrators, a tour of the campus facilities, and interactions with current students as they worked in their shop classes.  Representatives from Piedmont Airlines...