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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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    Remembering Apollo 13

    Remembering Apollo 13

    April 17th is a remarkable day for the aviation community. It’s a celebration of ingenuity, collaborative effort and the innate human desire for survival regardless of the hardship. April 17th marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the safe return of the infamous Apollo 13 manned space flight. NASA’s pre-flight press kit states that the manned flight’s

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    Rotorcraft Systems & Maintenance – Spring 2015

    PIA will offer the AG383 Rotorcraft Systems & Maintenance elective course this Spring at the Pittsburgh Campus The course is open to students who have completed the first three quarters of study at PIA’s main campus or one term at any of the branch campuses. The course will run from April 21 – May 22

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