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Hagerstown August 2019 Graduation

PIA would like to congratulate the graduates of the Hagerstown August 2019 graduating class.  The graduates completed their Aviation Maintenance Technology program and were celebrated in a ceremony held on August 16th.  Grant Armstrong was named Valedictorian of the class, and Tyler Harbold was named Salutatorian.  In addition, Grant...

PIA Youngstown visits Air Heritage

Students at PIA Youngstown had the opportunity to visit the Air Heritage Museum at the Beaver County Airport.  The group of students currently studying airframe were able to tour the facilities and see various restoration projects being completed there.  The Fairchild C-123 Provider located at the museum is the...

PIA hosts CSIRO Data61

PIA was honored to host members of the CSIRO Data61 Team as they prepare for the initial phase of the DARPA Subterranean Challenge.    The group, comprised of members from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Emesent, and Georgia Institute of Technology, used hangar space at PIA...

Open House Events August 3rd

PIA hosted open house events Saturday, August 3rd, at each of the four campuses.  The open houses allowed prospective students to tour the campus facilities, meet with students and instructors, and learn more about the education PIA has to offer. PIA Pittsburgh held its 12th annual car cruise in conjunction...

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...

PIA becomes Partner School with PSA

PSA Airlines visited the Pittsburgh Campus Tuesday, August 6th, to celebrate the official partnership between PIA and PSA.   PSA Airlines, which operates eight maintenance bases on the east coast, has been a top-employer at PIA campuses for several years.  The regional airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines,...

Georgetown County Day of Boeing

PIA Myrtle Beach was able to participate in the Georgetown County Day of Boeing, held July 9th.  The Boeing Company, who operate a manufacturing plant in nearby Charleston, visited Georgetown County to see various STEM related initiatives in the area.Students from Plantersville Summer Academy prepared for the visit from...

HCC STEMM Visit to PIA

Students participating in the Hagerstown Community College STEMM Day camp were able to visit PIA Hagerstown on Tuesday, June 25th.  The 35 students participating in the camp were able to tour PIA's facilities and sit in the Cessna Mini 500 aircraft utilized by students for their training.The HCC STEMM...

Maryland State Police Aviation Command Visit

Fourth semester students at PIA Hagerstown were able to participate in a tour of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command Hangar in Frederick, Maryland.  The tour, facilitated by PIA Alumni Paul Speelman, allowed the students to learn about the equipment and operations at the facilities.  Students were able to...

Aviation Technician Education Council Meeting

PIA would like to thank the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) for hosting their regional outreach meeting at the Pittsburgh Campus.  Twenty-seven aviation industry professionals participated in the event on June 13th.  Topics ranged from council initiatives, strategic objects, and how ATEC can provide support to the local aviation...