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Smarter education for tomorrow’s pilots

Every aspiring airline pilot needs to pass the theoretical knowledge exams required for an Airline Transport Pilot Licence (ATPL). Often referred to as ‘ground school’, the theory phase of pilot training must be completed through an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and is followed by commercial flight training.

At Padpilot, we believe that the knowledge which underpins flight training matters. Airlines want pilots with more than just exam passes; an intelligent approach to the operation and the ability to navigate unexpected challenges is paramount.

Padpilot theory books deliver exceptional results, both in the regulatory exams and, later, in the flight deck. Our manuals build a solid understanding of the theoretical knowledge syllabus in the context of the modern airline industry.

Always up to date, and inspired by evidence-based training, these portable, digital books contain the optimal level of detail for exam success and operational knowledge. Student engagement and long-term knowledge retention are enhanced by the interactive features throughout, that bring the theory off the page, and into 3D.


This is the future of ground school

The most advanced ATPL (A) theory books are now available in two different editions:

  • The original 1st Edition – for the old/current theoretical knowledge syllabus (expires June 2022)
  • The new 2nd Edition – for the EASA 2020 syllabus with updated content and new features.

Both editions can be viewed in the Books Store

For ATOs

Get the most up to date ATPL theory resources for your pilot training academy. We offer a full range of ATPL ground school solutions, including classroom presentations, training and compliance documents and Learning Management Systems. Please get in touch with

The Padpilot ATPL books are:

  • Air Law

  • Aircraft General Knowledge – Electrics

  • Aircraft General Knowledge – Engines

  • Aircraft General Knowledge – Airframes and Systems

  • Basic Instrumentation

  • Advanced Instrumentation

  • Mass and Balance

  • Flight Planning and Monitoring

  • Human Performance and Limitations

  • Meteorology

  • General Navigation

  • Radio Navigation

  • Operational Procedures

  • Principles of Flight

  • Communications – IFR and VFR

  • Aeroplane Performance

Download a free sample of any of our books here