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Clays for Cause 2020

Each year, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics holds a fundraising event to support the PIA Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund is used to assist deserving students with the financial burden of continuing their education in this worthwhile field. It is with a heavy heart that we announce that we...

Virtual Open House Event

PIA will be holding a Virtual Open House Web Event on May 30th, allowing you to learn more about our educational opportunities from the comfort of your home!  Aviation is an ever evolving industry, prepared to adapt to change in an instant.  This unique experience will help you explore...

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...

Ivan D. Livi Educator of the Year: Albert Simon, Jr.

PIA Pittsburgh Instructor Albert Simon, Jr. has been named the Ivan D. Livi Aviation Maintenance Educator of the Year Award for 2020.  Nominations for the award come from across the country to recognize AMT instructors who, either through a single event or over the span of a career, have...

PIA COVID-19 Update – Online/Distance Education Begins 3/30

The PIA community would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding during these unprecedented challenges.  Unfortunately, due to continued local, state, and federal guidance we will be unable to return to campus on March 30, 2020 to resume face-to-face training. Beginning March 30, 2020, PIA will begin temporary...

PIA Campus Closure Update COVID-19 – March 16th, 2020

Effective immediately, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics campuses in Pittsburgh, Youngstown, and Hagerstown will close to students for a two-week period, with classes tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, March 30, 2020.  PIA's campus in Myrtle Beach will also close, and is currently set to reopen on April 1, 2020. ...

PIA Campus Update Regarding COVID-19

Classes will be cancelled at all campuses tomorrow (March 16, 2020), however the campuses will be open to plan for more extended absences. Employees should report as normal, except any employees who are sick or who care for a high risk family member should contact their supervisor. More details...

David Koehler Honored with Safety Award

PIA Pittsburgh Instructor David Koehler was honored at the end of February with PIA's first-ever Safety Award.  Mr. Koehler has been a long time member of PIA's Safety Committee and has played an integral role in First Aid Kit management within the organization.  Throughout his career at PIA, he...

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...