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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...

Aviation Career Day at Harrisburg International Airport

An article on AviationPros website highlights PIA’s recent participation in an event to raise awareness about the growing demand for aviation technicians.PIA Hagerstown was able to participate in the first-ever Aviation Career Day held at the Harrisburg International Airport.  A collaboration between the airport, PIA, and Piedmont Airlines brought...

Pittsburgh June 2019 Graduation

PIA would like to congratulate graduates of the June 2019 Pittsburgh class.  The ceremony, held Monday, June 24th, celebrated the 32 graduates as they completed their Associate in Specialized Technology Degree programs. Samuel Briski was named Valedictorian of the class, and Steven Akers II was named Salutatorian.  In addition,...

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...

Youngstown Campus May Open House

PIA Youngstown hosted a successful Open House Event on Saturday, May 18th.  The campus opened its doors to prospective students interested in learning about the field of aviation maintenance, and the opportunities that are available for those who pursue it as a career.  Rich Myers, Base Manager, CVG Maintenance...