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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...

Pittsburgh Unpacks New Autopilot System

PIA Pittsburgh received a new Autopilot System on Thursday, May 30th, for use in the Avionics Program.  The system was purchased from Avotek, which builds the boards designed to tests faults that may occur during a planes auto pilot flight.  PIA was able to make the purchase thanks to...

Bell Flight Visit

Representatives from Bell Flight visited the PIA Pittsburgh campus on May 29th, arriving at the campus in a Bell 429 helicopter.  The organization, a member of Textron Inc., met with students in 6th and 7th quarters to discuss available positions at the Piney Flats, TN, location.  The Piney Flats...

Myrtle Beach May 2019 Graduation

PIA Myrtle Beach is proud to announce the May 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held Friday, May 10th, celebrated the 12 graduates and the promising careers ahead of them. Walter John Drag III was named Valedictorian of the class, and Steven Daniel Roberts was named the class Salutatorian.  In...

PIA Pittsburgh Campus Blood Drive

PIA Pittsburgh held its biannual blood drive on Friday, May 10th.  The Pittsburgh Campus has hosted two blood drives per year begining in April of 2004.  The blood drive on Friday was able to collect 26 donations, directly impacting the lives of 78 local residents.  Donations to the drive...