World class resources for leading ATOs

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

Primacy is important. So is efficiency. Building foundational knowledge properly at the start of a pilot’s training means more efficient learning throughout their career. 

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.

Our partner schools feel the same.

That’s why we’ve designed theory materials that balance exam success 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. 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

  • Available for all devices
  • eBooks loved by students
  • Easier planning for instructors
  • Trackable progress & mock tests 
  • Career focus

At Skypilot Academy, we believe that comprehensive theoretical knowledge training is fundamental to becoming a confident, safe, and efficient pilot. Padpilot's excellent training platform helps us achieve our objective.

Christopher Wik

Head Of Training , Skypilot Academy

Our aim is to set a new training standard within our industry for how to educate commercial pilots. We come with massive experience within the aviation training industry and we know where to set the standards. Therefore we chose Padpilot's platform and materials as we want the cutting edge of training materials, fit for the high training standards we set.

Ole Moldt Jensen

Accountable Manager, Dansk Pilot Uddannelse

Padpilot provides a high quality training software, learning materials, customer service and IT support. Its user-friendly interface and advanced features make it easy for both instructors and students to navigate and use.

Konstantinos Tsitsias

Deputy CTKI, Global Aviation SA

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

Build your ground school package:

  • Changeover & approval support
  • pre-ATPL course
  • Interactive theory books
  • Classroom presentations
  • Question bank partner
  • Enhanced LMS
  • 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.

Your ground school options:

Classroom presentations

Every lesson, ready to go.

Our EASA PowerPoint presentations are editable but ready to use for simple lesson planning and straightforward progression.

They’re designed to help standardise teaching and deliver the best flow of information. The slides follow 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 that instructors can create customised teaching aids.

To see the presentations in more detail, please book a demo here. 

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.

Learning Management System

Whether you’re offering full-time or distance-learning courses, a class of 5 or a cohort of 50, you need an easy way to track student progress and performance.

This is the job of the learning management system (LMS).

Ours is brand new and better than ever. To see the new LMS in action, you can book a demo here.

Support Documentation

We can help ease the admin load for initial approval or syllabus changeover with our vast library of support documentation, available to all partner schools.

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.

Get the full documentation library as part of a Padpilot ground school package.

24/7 Customer Support

We understand that moving from your current theory supplier can be a daunting prospect.

So our Support Team provides 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.


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.

The Foundations course is an optional element of a Padpilot ground school package.

To find out more, please book a no-obligation demo here.

Become a training 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.



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