Smart books for high flyers

Not all theory books are created equal. The exam syllabus Learning Objectives may be pre-defined, but the way they are explained, illustrated and put into context (or not) can be very different.

Padpilot specialises in creating the most advanced aviation theory resources for students and instructors. We’re not a school, we’re a digital publisher. And if you need the leading materials for elevating ground school, we’ve got you covered.

For training providers looking to take ground training to the next level, or for student pilots looking for modern, interactive books to prepare for exam success and a professional flying career, we can help.

Attaining new heights in pilot training starts on the ground. Explore our best selling books below and download free samples from the Apple Bookstore.

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The books have a lot of references to new information, systems, and accidents that have happened lately, so you know they are very up to date.



The combination of text, illustrations and videos helps me understand ATPL concepts far more easily. (e.g. Gyroscopes)



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More resources

PPL Maths & Physics

A short, free, course designed to teach the knowledge required for PPL ground school and beyond. Work through it at your own pace to refresh the school lessons you may have forgotten.

ATPL Maths & Physics

This free course contains the same content as the PPL Maths & Physics book, so you won’t need both. Use it to revise the maths and physics needed for pilot selection and beginning commercial training.

Guide to Distance Learning

A free ATPL theory companion for modular distance learning students and anyone reading Padpilot books at home. Contains a suggested study programme, study tips and in-formation on how to use the interactive book features.

Gas turbine learning core

Build, zoom and study a gas turbine engine visually with this interactive app.Take a break from reading to play with a gas turbine engine in 3D. Contains links to our ATPL-A engines book for more detailed study.

The Complete Flying Instructor

This volume includes detailed explanations on how to teach the Basic Flight Techniques and become an effective instructor. Written by experienced Flying Instructors to help you improve and standardise your instructional skills and techniques.

DA42 Type Conversion Course

Written by experienced instructors to help students converting to the twin-engine DA42. Includes detailed Mass & Balance and Performance calculation explanations and an introduction to the Bendix King KAP 140 Autopilot and G1000.

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