Smart books for high flyers

Attaining new heights starts on the ground.

Padpilot creates the most advanced resources for the theoretical knowledge element of pilot training. We’re not a school, we’re a digital publisher. And if you need the leading materials for elevating ground training, we’ve got you covered.

For ATO/DTOs looking to take ground school to the next level, or student pilots looking for exam-friendly, career-focused ebooks – now available on all devices – we can help.

Not all theory books are created equal. Order a subscription to our best-selling books via the button below, or scroll down to explore our materials for each theory course.

Explore Padpilot theoretical knowledge courses:

Even if you are not in training to be an airline pilot I would recommend the Maths & Physics book to anybody that wants to transform their understanding of Maths (for use in any workplace) overnight.

Andrew L


Compared with other ATPL materials I tried, Padpilot books were by far the most enjoyable ones for reading.



Padpilot make reading more enjoyable - the learner can interact with the book and it’s a pleasure to study, in comparison to other similar products on the market.



Padpilot books make studying incredibly easy because you can search keywords for specific subject areas.



I initially started my ATPLs with a different provider and got nowhere until I purchased the Padpilot iBooks. 6 months and fourteen exams later, I was done. Can highly recommend them!



More books

PPL Maths & Physics

A short, free Apple Book that teaches 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

Revise the maths & physics needed for pilot selection and ATPL training with this free Apple Book. It contains the same content as the PPL Maths & Physics book, so you don’t need both. 

Guide to Distance Learning

A free Apple Book study companion for modular ATPL distance learners and anyone studying Padpilot books on their own. Contains a study programme, tips and information.  

Gas turbine learning core

Take a break from studying Gas Turbine Engines to play in 3D. Build, zoom and learn visually with this interactive app which you can use alongside our ATPL(A) Engines book. 

The Complete Flying Instructor

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 to help students who are 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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