PIA Hagerstown Nominated for STEAMY Award

Congratulations to PIA Hagerstown on their recent nomination for a STEAMY award!  The STEAMY awards were created by Beacon House INC, a nonprofit organization in Maryland dedicated to promoting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) programs and organizations.
With your support, PIA Hagerstown could win a STEAMY award in […]


Hagerstown Career Fair

The 2018 PIA Fall Career Fair was held on Wednesday, November 14th at the PIA Hagerstown Campus. Twenty-five companies were able to meet with students, with several companies conducting on-site interviews with soon-to-be graduates. Attendees included students from both the Hagerstown and Pittsburgh campuses.
Thank you to all the employers […]


Thank You, Allegiant Air!

PIA would like to extend its gratitude to Allegiant Air, who recently donated $5,000 to the school.  The donation was presented at Allegiant’s “Pancakes with a Pilot” event, held on September 19th.  The event was held in order to engage with the local community and teach others about the […]


Fall Class Start Postponed for Myrtle Beach Campus

After careful consideration by faculty and staff at PIA, it has been determined that fall classes at the Myrtle Beach Campus will begin on Monday, September 24th.  This decision was reached after much thought and care regarding the well being of students and faculty.  This delay will provide students […]


Myrtle Beach Campus Closed Tuesday, September 18th

Due to Hurricane Florence, PIA Myrtle Beach will be closed on Tuesday, September 18th.  Classes are currently anticipated to begin on Wednesday, September 19th.  Please continue to check back with PIA should there be any additional updates.  Any questions or concerns can be directed to the main campus at […]


Congratulations to Myrtle Beach’s September 2018 Grads

PIA would like to congratulate the September 2018 graduates of the AMT program in Myrtle Beach.  The graduation, held September 6th, honored the eleven graduates and the successful completion of their certificate.  Justin Jaffe was honored as the classes Valedictorian, and Chad Eilers was the class Salutatorian.  In addition, […]


Generous Donation from American Airlines

PIA Myrtle Beach is excited to have received a generous donation from American Airlines yesterday, September 4, 2018. A huge CF6 Turbine engine was unloaded into Myrtle Beach’s airframe and powerplant shop, ready to be utilized for training.
The training opportunities the engine provides includes: pneumatic systems, boroscope and compressor inspections, […]


“The Tiny Trade-School Ivy Outperforming Top Four-Year Colleges”

In conjunction with Forbes’ list of Top-Two Year Trade Schools, PIA’s unique educational opportunities were highlighted in an article by the publication.  The article focuses on the industry relevant curriculum, employer partnerships, and industry demand for skilled technicians.
President and CEO of PIA, Suzanne Markle, is featured in a video […]


PIA ranked #1 on Forbes Top Two-Year Trade Schools

For the second year in a row, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has been honored with a spot on Forbes’ Top-Two Year Trade Schools listing.  This year, PIA topped the list, landing the No. 1 spot on the esteemed publications annual ranking.  The comprehensive ranking evaluates schools based on […]


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 […]