World class resources for leading ATOs

Every flight deck decision a pilot makes depends on theory learned, practiced and understood in the classroom.

Primacy matters. Foundational knowledge matters. Results matter.

This is why initial ground training needs to deliver a relevant and holistic pilot education to our future pilots. Theoretical knowledge is not something to just ‘get through’ before the real training starts.

And our partners feel the same.

That’s why we’ve designed theory materials that balance the requirements of the syllabus with the real-life, operational knowledge student pilots want and need.

These are the most advanced ground school resources available – and are now available for all devices, not just iPads. They’ll help your organisation deliver exceptional exam results and important career preparation.

Please get in touch for a demo. 

Attaining new heights starts on the ground.

  • Android and Apple options
  • Leading materials
  • Standardised lessons
  • Faster planning
  • Exam preparation
  • Career focus

We believe in the flexibility that distance learning offers, while accepting no sacrifices in terms of quality of learning. A vital part of achieving this goal is to have access to up-to-date, solid, and digitally advanced learning materials. Padpilot offers this and we’re eager to get started.

O. M. Walberg

CEO, Oslo Flight Training

At L3 Harris, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality commercial pilot training in the market. It’s therefore important to work with third party suppliers that have best in class products and services on offer, ensuring we can support our cadets with the most up to date and innovative learning tools. We’re pleased to extend our contract with Padpilot and look forward to continuing to work with them in our shared aim to deliver world-class pilot training.

C. Rydon

L3Harris Airline Academy

ASG has been a Padpilot training partner since 2015; we are very pleased with the standard of the iBooks, together with the other training materials provided. A key part of our role is enabling learners to assimilate complex material in a meaningful and practical way. The quality of the visual elements and animations contained within Padpilot books enriches the learning process by bringing these complex theories to life in a way that makes the information easier to retain for exams, and also to apply practically when our graduates become airline pilots. This, combined with our real-world subject matter experts who facilitate both remote and in-person learning at ASG, allows us to deliver high-quality training to our ATPL and PPL students. We've always been very appreciative of the relationship we enjoy with the entire Padpilot team and are grateful for the quality of their fantastic training materials.

Diarmuid O'Riordan


OMNI chose Padpilot as we believe in delivering the highest standards of learning experience, connecting new technologies and producing internationally competent individuals to the aviation industry. Receiving feedback from partner airlines about our pilot trainees who are technically ready and harnessed with leadership skills reaffirms this mission. With Padpilot, we help our trainees land a job and become Captain material.

J.P. A. Gomez


Excellent work on the helicopter ATPL books - and desperately needed in a training environment where so many resources are based on fixed wing theory.

Jakob Dingemans


Flexible packages for pilot training providers

  • Pre-course resources
  • eBooks for Apple & Android
  • Advanced, interactive books
  • Instructor presentations
  • Learning management software
  • Support documentation
  • Outstanding support

The future of ground school is here. Our expert team creates engaging and genuinely useful theory books that give the next generation of pilots a thorough theoretical knowledge education that will serve them well for their entire career. Padpilot’s mission is to raise standards and improve pilot education. We’d love to have you onboard.

Graham Cownie – CEO, Padpilot.

Ground school options include:


Give students a flying start with pre-ATPL books that build knowledge of the industry, STEM and basic aviation theory.

Instructors tell us that many students benefit from plugging the gaps in their maths and science understanding and gaining valuable industry insights before ATPL theory studies begin.

With a secure foundation of relevant pre-course knowledge, students find the pace and rigour of ground school more manageable and achieve better results.

Theory books

Easy to understand, interactive and engaging, these are the theory notes students want to read.

And now they’re available for all devices. No iPad required.

The new editions are accessed through our eReader content platform and can be used on Apple and Android devices (up to 3 per subscription) as well as browsers and offline (once downloaded).

The eReader book content exactly mirrors the Apple Book editions, so you can have a class of mixed iBook and eReader users with no problem. And the classroom presentations work perfectly too.

eReader editions are now available for: Foundation, PPL(A), ATPL(A) and ATPL(H)

Thousands of Padpilot theory books are downloaded each month, all over the world, even by students provided with other notes for ground school. They appreciate the built-in study tools, visual content and LO revision summaries.

And it’s not just the illustrations and 3D models that bring the theory to life.

Cross-subject links, threat & error management (TEM) flags and case studies put the theory into context. And end of chapter summaries and quizzes provide useful consolidation.

Plus, we stay on top of changes and frequently publish free updates, amendments and enhancements to ensure our books are absolutely current. No out-of-date charts here!

Please get in touch for a product demo, or to find out more about our ground school resources for ATOs.

Instructor presentations

Every lesson, ready to go. Our Keynote and Powerpoint presentations are ready to use for simple lesson planning and straightforward progression.

They’re designed to help standardise the teaching, and deliver the best flow of information. The slides mirror the book content, so students can build knowledge and understanding incrementally. And consolidate as they go.

We can also give partners access to images, videos and animations from our books in an unlocked format, so instructors can create customised teaching aids.

Learning Management System

Whether you’re offering full-time or distance-learning courses, a class of 5 or a cohort of 50, an easy way to track student progress and performance makes things run more smoothly. This is the job of the learning management system (LMS).

Padpilot ACE is ours and it stands for Assessment, Consolidation and Enhancement. It’s  used for delivering assessments to students and tracking their performance.

For ATOs with an urgent need to deliver the ATPL(A) course to non-Apple devices, there is an option to have the course added to the LMS. Licensing is on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more information.

Support Documentation

Ease the admin load involved in initial approval or syllabus changeover with our comprehensive library of support documentation.

We’ll give you access to the training manual annexes and detailed syllabi needed to obtain formal approval from your Authority.

And we’ll provide a complete breakdown of course hours and modules plus a downloadable spreadsheet with every EASA Learning Objective reconciled to a paragraph, to help with Compliance.

24/7 Customer Support

We understand that moving from your current theory supplier can be a daunting prospect. So our Support Team provide practical help at every stage to make it turbulence-free.

They’ll send you the training manual annexes and syllabi, set up your LMS, explain how to download the books, supply instructor resources and make sure your staff and students have what they need.

And once everything is set up, we are still always at the end of the phone. Emails are monitored every day of the year and our dedicated Support team delivers ongoing assistance for partner schools.

Your ground school partner

Choosing a theory provider is an important decision.

We understand you need results and content you can trust. Increasingly, Padpilot is the provider students ask for, too.

If you’d like to take a closer look at our resources for pilot training providers, or discuss becoming a partner, we’d love to hear from you. We’re here to help you deliver new heights in ground training.