Pittsburgh Unpacks New Autopilot Systemkbaker
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 a grant from Delta Airlines, given to the school to help fund equipment purchasing. The same grant made the purchase of new composite controllers possible for the 7th quarter AMT course.
“We are very appreciative of the grant from Delta, which has been able to assist in the purchase of new training equipment,” says Jason Pfarr, Dean of Academic Affairs at PIA. “Our avionics program will benefit from being able to apply a hands-on approach to a previously theory-based topic.”
PIA became a partner school with Delta Airlines in 2017, which is designed to help increase the number of quality aviation technicians in the field. PIA’s recognition as a partner school was based on Delta’s efforts to find educational facilities that meet or exceed their high expectations.