Since its doors were first opened in 1929, PIA has taken pride in the quality of its education programs and the successes of its graduates. Regardless of the program, a PIA education emphasizes hands-on learning. Qualified faculty members strive to present thorough and thoughtful instruction as they blend their practical experiences with new information and techniques. Of equal importance is the list of student services that are provided from the first day of instruction through, and beyond, graduation. PIAâ€™s main campus is the home of the School of Specialized Technology, offering AST degree programs in Aviation Technology. The branch campuses also offer a diploma or certificate program in Aviation Maintenance Technology. PIAâ€™s Jump Start division offers short-term training programs at the main campus, as well as at a number of locations in West Virginia. We welcome the opportunity to serve the academic needs of both traditional and non-traditional students, and we invite you to contact our staff with any questions you may encounter as you explore our educational offerings.
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Due to the anticipated inclement weather conditions, the PIA Myrtle Beach Campus will be closed on Friday, January 21, 2022.
Mike Smith named South Carolina DME of the Year
PIA Myrtle Beach Instructor Mike Smith was honored as the South Carolina Designated Mechanic Examiner (DME) of the Year by the South Carolina Aviation Association. Mr. Smith was nominated by the local Flight Standards District Office (FSDO) for the Myrtle Beach Campus. Mr. Smith has served as a DME for PIA Myrtle Beach for nearly […]
2021 PIA Memorial Scholarship Winners
PIA is pleased to announce that five current students were awarded the PIA Memorial Scholarship for the Fall 2021 term. The $2,000 rewards were issued to the five students based on a combination of financial need and academic success, as well as their performance in a panel interview. -Nikolaj Vignjevich, 2nd Quarter, AMT -Charles Hotalen, […]
School Delay (Hagerstown) – 1/7/22
On Friday, January 7th, the PIA Hagerstown Campus is on a 2-hour delay. Classes will begin at 10:00am.
Alumni Donates Wingtip Project Back to PIA
PIA received a generous donation from a former student. A trip home to Pittsburgh brought Dave Flichr and his friend Mike Fariss to PIA for a brief tour. Like many alumni, Dave recalled his own wingtip project as he admired the completed projects on the walls of the airframe shop. Ironically, Dave had left his […]
PIA Instructor Participates in Historic Dive at Pearl Harbor
Avionics: A Generation Retiring
CEOs You Should Know
PIA’s President and CEO Suzanne Markle was a guest on IHeartRadio’s “CEO’s You Should Know” in early December 2021. The show explores the experiences and challenges from the perspective of industry leaders in the Pittsburgh area. During the interview, Markle was able to speak on some of the greatest obstacles facing the aviation industry, and […]
Moriah Hathaway Visit to PIA
On December 16th, Moriah Hathaway, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Commission for Women visited the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics to learn more about women pursuing an aviation education. Ms. Hathaway was able to tour the shops and facilities, which included the newly renovated Warren Guthrie Learning Resource Center. Female student enrollment at PIA is […]
Piedmont Gifts for Future Employees
Jessica Weney of Piedmont Airlines visited the Hagerstown and Myrtle Beach students to deliver gifts to students participating in the Piedmont Tuition Payment Program at PIA. The pullovers feature the logo of their future employer, who is contributing significant funding to the students as they pursue their certifications. Thank you to everyone at Piedmont Airlines […]