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Welcome to the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

Since 1929, PIA has produced top notch aircraft mechanics and avionics technicians to enter the workforce in aviation maintenance, electronics, and other related fields. Our graduates are in demand throughout the US, and PIA offers placement assistance to help both students and alumni in their pursuit of employment in the field of aviation.

Are you interested in aircraft?  What about electronics, engines or sheet metal work? Do you just like working with your hands? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) is the school for you!

PIA’s specialized Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aviation Electronics Technology (AET) programs provide hands on experience. Our aviation maintenance program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified aircraft mechanic, and our aviation electronics (or avionics) program leads to opportunities as a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) licensed avionics technician.

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  • 14OCT
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    2014 Memorial Scholarships

    2014 Memorial Scholarships

    The 2014 PIA Memorial Scholarships are now available for competition. This year, there will be five (5) Memorial Fund Scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, matched by PIA for a total award of up to $2,000 each. To be eligible to apply for these scholarships*, students must; Be enrolled full-time in an Associate in

  • 09OCT
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    Instructor Receives ACP Education Award

    Congratulations to Pittsburgh Campus Instructor Dave Koehler for receiving the Aviation Council of Pennsylvania Education Award! Koehler was honored for his work with our Third Quarter students. Congratulations Dave! Here’s an article with more info on the award! PIA Instructor Receives Statewide Recognition | AviationPros.com – Dave Koehler recipient of ACP 2014 Education Award

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