Consortium for Public Education Visit

The Consortium for Public Education had the opportunity to tour PIA facilities on Wednesday, November 14th.  Students who visited were able to learn about the critical role that aviation technicians play in the industry and the demand for skilled aviation technicians today.
Roughly 40 students were able to explore the […]


Wings Finished in Plane Restoration Project

Students in 7th quarter at PIA’s Pittsburgh Campus have completed another task to restore a 1956 Piper Tri-Pacer.  The fabric wings, recently painted and completed by the students, represent a major step in the planes restoration.  Students from previous classes had worked on refurbishing the frame of the aircraft, […]


PIA featured in Pittsburgh Business Times Ranking

Pittsburgh Business Times recently compiled two rankings featuring Pennsylvania colleges.  The data, pulled from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecards, compared the median earnings of former students 10 years after being admitted to their schools.
When compared locally to Southwestern Pennsylvania Colleges, PIA was ranked #3, with median earnings […]


Pittsburgh Graduation – Class of October 2018

On October 2nd, the Pittsburgh campus honored 9 graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.  Ethan Hollis was honored as the class Valedictorian, and Samuel Karol earned the honor of class Salutatorian.  Brennon Jolliffe was the recipient of the “Golden Wrench” award, recognizing his exceptional skills in the shop.
Additionally, […]


Gary Hoyle Receives Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award

Gary Hoyle, Director of Campus Operations at PIA, was honored by the FAA this week as the recipient of the Charles Taylor “Master Mechanic” Award.  The awards ceremony, held September 17th, was a testament to Gary and his 50+ year aviation career.  Henrik Vejl Strup of the FAA gave […]


PIA In Film

PIA’s planes may not be seen in the sky any longer, but you may have a chance to see them on your television in the near future.  PIA was recently approached by a production crew searching for aircraft to use in an upcoming show.  The scenes, shot at the […]


Congratulations PIA June 2018 Class

PIA would like to wish the graduates of the June 2018 Pittsburgh Campus the best as they move onto the next step in their careers.  The group of 44 students in the Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics programs were celebrated with a graduation ceremony on June 22nd.
Five students from […]


General Atomics Visit

General Atomics spoke with students in 6th and 7th quarter at the Pittsburgh Campus of PIA on Tuesday, June 5th.  William Foster, Manager of Airframe & Powerplant at the company, discussed GA’s customer focused business and plans for continued expansion.
General Atomics, well known for their development of unmanned aerial […]


Parkway West School Visit

Students from Parkway West’s Career and Technology Center visited PIA Pittsburgh May 23rd.  The high school students, who are primarily enrolled in the electrical program at Parkway, were able to tour the facilities and explore the aircraft in the hangars.
PIA is happy to accommodate tours for students interested in […]


Pittsburgh Campus – Happy AMT Day

Happy Aviation Maintenance Technicians Day to our past, present, and future AMTs!  PIA is proud to serve as an educator of future aviation technicians.  Photographed is a majority of the PIA Pittsburgh Campus, finishing out a day of classes with a group photo!