Hagerstown Graduation – Class of December 2017

On December 22nd, 21 students graduated from the Hagerstown Branch Campus. Honored for academic achievement was Lars Davis (Valedictorian) and Timothy Cramer (Salutatorian).
While there are a variety of companies that the graduates will be starting their careers with, two companies stand out as the top recruiters for this class. While PIA’s […]


PIA Education and Alumni Featured in Avionics News

The January 2018 issue of Avionics News features articles on PIA and its presence in the aviation industry.
Avionics News, a publication of the Aircraft Electronics Association, spoke with Steven Sabold, Director of Marketing and IT at PIA, regarding the AET program and the school’s commitment to training the next generation […]


PIA earns Gold Military Friendly Designation

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has announced that it has earned Gold Award status, a designation awarded to schools that score within the top 20% of the nation’s Top Military Friendly Schools.
The Military Friendly® Schools list, compiled by Victory Media, provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families to […]


Youngstown PIA Blood Drive

With blood donations urgently needed this winter, PIA-Youngstown students donated the “Gift of Life.”  In conjunction with American Red Cross, over 25 students donated blood on January 11th.
Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who helped make this a successful event.


Challenge Coin Earned by MYB Instructor

Myrtle Beach Instructor Alan Phelps received a Challenge Coin from FAA Inspector James Dangerfield. Mr. Dangerfield challenged all the South Carolina Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME) to see who could have the most number of newly certificated mechanics sign up for the website.
Congratulations, Mr. Phelps!


ATEC’s Outlook for Aviation Technician Demand

Each year the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) compiles information about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate holders, the educational institutions that prepare the majority of those individuals for careers in aviation maintenance, and the companies that employ maintenance professionals.
The report’s key conclusions:

Mechanics are retiring […]


Hagerstown Fall Career Fair

On Wednesday, November 8th, PIA’s Hagerstown Campus had yet another successful Career Fair. With 26 companies in attendance, students had quite the variety of occupational positions to explore.
A regular recruiter of PIA graduates, Airborne Maintenance & Engineering Services (AMES), even gave away a stuffed Narwhal and Infrared Remote Dinosaur! You […]


Consortium for Public Education Visit

The Consortium for Public Education visited the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics with students from Southmoreland and Belle Vernon High Schools.  The group is a part of the Consortium for Public Education’s mission to assist area high school students to prepare for successful futures by visiting post secondary institutions to […]


Thank you Veterans!

Thank you to our veteran students, faculty and staff for all you have done to serve and protect our country. Today’s lunch is just a small token of our appreciation.
Happy Veteran’s Day!

Currently, 16.29% of PIA’s student body are veterans.