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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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  • 19NOV
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    Comanche Flyer Foundation Scholarship

    Comanche Flyer Foundation Scholarship

    The Comanche Flyer Foundation, a charitable organization that operates exclusively for charitable, scientific and education purposes, awards scholarships each year in varying amounts to students pursuing careers as maintenance technicians. Purpose:  To provide funding to students who are enrolled in accredited  & P Technician Certification programs at an approved FAR Part 147 Aviation Maintenance Technician School.

  • 07NOV
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    Fall Career Fair – 2014

    Fall Career Fair – 2014

    PIA’s annual Fall Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, November 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Hagerstown, MD campus. The following employers will meet with interested students:   Momentum Aviation Group (MAG) Component Repair Technologies Piedmont Aviation PlaneCare Pennsylvania College of Technology Elliott Aviation Mellott CH Reed Stephenson Equipment Cleveland Brothers

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