World Pilots’ Day Giveaway

To celebrate World Pilots’ Day on Sunday 26 April 2020, we’re holding a giveaway. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many industries, including aviation, going through a difficult time so, in a very small way, we’d like to help some trainee or aspiring pilots with a free giveaway of some of our pilot training materials.

The prizes are:

6 x ATPL Gas Turbine Apps

1 x Complete set of 9 Private Pilot Licence (PPL) theory books

1 x PPL book of your choice

1 x PPL book of your choice


The Private Pilot Licence theory books are a perfect introduction to aviation theory. They assume no existing knowledge and build knowledge and understanding as the student progresses through each of the 9 digital books. Each of the books contain videos, animations and interactive study features and will make basic aviation theory understandable and memorable. This book series contains all the knowledge needed for the EASA PPL theory exams – and are also a good place to start for anyone wanting to prepare for ab-initio airline pilot training courses. A complete set of PPL manuals usually costs £152

This Gas Turbine App app helps students to understand the design, construction and function of a modern triple spool gas turbine engine. It doesn’t teach you everything you need to know for the EASA exam (you still need to refer to our ATPL book for that) but it does build a solid foundation of the basics. It’s also a fabulous learning tool for current airline pilots or engineers who wish to refresh their gas turbine knowledge.

At the heart of the app is a 3D model gas turbine engine based on the Rolls Royce Trent 1000. You can move it around any axis, show and hide individual components and animate some of the main elements such as the individual spools, the thrust reversers and the variable inlet guide vanes.

Tapping on individual components reveals a pop-up dialogue box which summarises the design and construction of the item. Where appropriate dialogue boxes also describe the most commonly associated threats or errors. They also contain links to the relevant chapters in our EASA ATPL Engines book so that you can research deeper where necessary. The Gas Turbine App is usually £9.99.

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Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday 27th April 2020.


Terms and Conditions

The winners will be selected at random on Monday 27th April 2020. Padpilot’s decision on any aspect of the competition is final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into. No cash equivalent will be given. The prize is non-transferable and non-exchangeable and only compatible with Apple devices. The winner will have 28 days to claim the prize and must have an Apple ID registered in a country where Apple Books are available for the PPL books, and access to the Apple App Store for the Gas Turbine app – plus an Apple device (we recommend an iPad 32GB). The winners will receive a voucher code and instructions for downloading their prize by email. By entering any Padpilot competition you are automatically granting permission for us to publish your name on our social media platforms should you be a winner.