Thanks Rishi! Padpilot theory books down by 20% in the UK


The cost of some pilot training manuals in the UK has now been reduced by 20% as the government has scrapped Value Added Tax on digital reading material.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced plans to axe the reading tax on digital books with effect from 1 December in his March budget but decided to make the change sooner because ‘millions have been relying more on e-publications’ during the lockdown.

Accordingly, there are new prices for Padpilot’s ATPL theory ebooks, reduced by 20% in the Apple store.

Pilot Foundation Course
The three-part Pilot Foundation Course answers the most common questions about flight crew careers and provides inspiration and practical information. Together, these three ebooks give a solid foundation of industry and technical knowledge to young people preparing for a professional flying career.

  • Book 1: You, Yourself and Aviation ,now £1.99
  • Book 2: STEM-A, now £4.99
  • Book 3: Basic Aviation Theory, now £6.99

Private Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
This series of nine digital books equips private pilots with the knowledge and understanding required for the EASA PPL (A) theory examinations. For those that decide to progress on to commercial flying, the books provide a thorough preparation for ATPL (A) theory studies:

  • Air Law
  • Aircraft General Knowledge
  • Flight Performance and Planning
  • Human Performance
  • Meteorology
  • Navigation and Radio Aids
  • Operational Procedures
  • Principles of Flight
  • Communications

All now £14.99 each.

Airline Transport Pilot Licence (Aeroplane)
There are now two series of digital ATPL books to choose from: The 1st Edition books cover the Learning Objectives for the old/current EASA theoretical knowledge syllabus (which expires June 2022 in the UK) and the new 2nd Edition series covers the LOs for the new EASA 2020 ATPL theory syllabus, with updated interactive content and new study features.

For students currently enrolled with a pilot training academy or ground school, seek the advice of a training provider as to which ATPL edition to purchase. If you’re buying these books to self-study in preparation for a future professional pilot training course, it’s recommend ed that you purchase the newer 2nd Editions.

  • 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

1st Edition ATPL (A) books now £24.99 each. 2nd Edition ATPL (A) books now £28.99 each.

Competency Based Instrument Rating and En-Route Instrument Rating
The seven Padpilot EASA CBIR & EIR books are designed to fulfil the requirements of the theoretical knowledge syllabus for both the EASA Competency Based Instrument Rating, and En-Route Instrument Rating and will ensure you receive the smartest education to help you become a competent and safe pilot in the challenging environment of instrument flight:

  • Air Law
  • Flight Planning
  • Human Performance
  • IFR Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Meteorology
  • Radio Navigation

Now £24.99 each.

Performance Based Navigation
This book is written by pilots for pilots and is designed to give you a basic grounding in all the essential Performance Based Navigation principles. It has been developed for individuals who are required to complete the supplemental PBN examination and have not previously purchased Padpilot’s ATPL(A) Radio Navigation Book. Now £19.99.