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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) - Myrtle Beach, SC
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Ranked as the #1 Two-Year Trade School by Forbes Magazine in 2018, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has produced professional aviation technicians prepared for the workforce since 1929. Our specialized Aviation Maintenance Technology and Aviation Electronics Technology programs provide hands-on training based on aviation industry practices, leading to a diverse skill set that can be transferrable to other related fields.

With a fleet of live aircraft and engines at their disposal, PIA students can see their work come to life through our project-based courses, designed to teach students the principles of aviation maintenance by doing rather than seeing. Over the years, our graduates have proven their versatility by entering the industry as technicians for regional and major airlines, aircraft production and maintenance facilities, amusement parks, automated production facilities, government contractors, and more.

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Aviation Maintenance Technology Program

PIA students learn and understand complex mechanical systems that make up an aircraft, including: -Turbine Engines -Reciprocating Engines -Metallic Structures -Hydraulics & Pneumatics -Composite Materials This is done through hands-on practical training with live aircraft and engines, designed to teach students the ins and outs of an aircraft with no previous mechanical experience required.

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