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EVERYTHING EXPLAINED for the PROFESSIONAL PILOT - 12th EDITION. For the Private Pilot or the Airline Captain… by far the #1 BEST SELLING aviation reference book in the world! Excruciatingly detailed PLAIN ENGLISH explanations of EVERYTHING essential for EVERY pilot. From student to airline captain… all will benefit. The ULTIMATE REFERENCE BOOK that explains all aspects of aviation from PROPS to HEAVY JETS. 450 pages crammed with virtually EVERY scrap of information essential and necessary for EVERY PILOT. If you can’t find it here you probably don’t need to know it.
**Virtually identical to the best-selling print book but in full hi-def color.
**Infinitely and crisply zoomable in Portrait, Landscape, or Multi-page views.
**Totally interactive Table of Contents and INDEX zip you immediately to the page you’re looking for no matter what key word you could possibly imagine.
**Highlight or underline text in any color.
**Create notes in several different formats.
**Add your own text anywhere in any font, font size, or color.
**Bookmark pages and have access to only the bookmarked or annotated pages.
**Write or draw directly on the page with your finger or stylus in any color.
**Link effortlessly to an instant Google search of any selected text for further research.
**Eyes getting tired? Select a portion of text, or even entire pages and Siri will read it out loud for you.
**You even have the ability to insert any picture or diagram on your iPad’s camera roll directly into the app. Then size and position it anywhere you like. Tons of interesting possibilities with this truly unique feature. Photos or screen shots of your current aircraft’s systems maybe? Stick them anywhere in a related section and size them at will. WOW!
**Automatically syncs with your iCloud account to backup and restore your purchase along with your bookmarks and annotations.
**Purchase new editions from within the app and store all of them on the bookshelf for cross-reference as regulations change.

What's New

Version 3.2

IMPORTANT NOTE: We recommend syncing to iCloud before updating! This is done by pressing the Cloud Sync button located in the upper right corner of the Bookshelf View in the app. This will ensure your bookmarks and annotations have been saved and will be restored.

This update also includes improved functionality and design, bug fixes, and SAMPLE PAGES of the newly published 12TH EDITION which can be purchased IN THE APP.

Full 12th edition includes:
All regulations, legal interpretations, and AIM references updated;
Expanded explanations of ALL subjects;
Newly acquired legal references concerning IFR flight in Class G uncontrolled airspace;
Braking action / Runway condition codes;
Detailed information on Runway Status Lights, Runway Entrance Lights, Takeoff Hold Lights, Runway Intersection Lights, Final Approach Runway Occupancy Signals, etc;
Additional landing distance required information;
Coded departure procedures;
Greatly expanded explanations of RNAV (GPS) approaches including LNAV, LNAV/VNAV, LNAV+V, LP, LPV, GBAS, RNP SAAAR, Baro-VNAV, WAAS, alternate requirements when utilizing GPS approaches, etc;
Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS §91.176);
New Tri-color and Pulsating Visual Approach Slope Indicator Systems;
Newly acquired detailed information concerning Communication Failure in instrument conditions;
Solar Superstorms… The Ultimate Blackout;
Latitude and longitude — Three Ways;
Telecommunication — Datalinks;
Expanded Traffic alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) and ADS-B information;
Engineered Materials Arresting System (EMAS);
Expanded jet takeoff and landing information;
Logging pilot time — greatly expanded information;
Background checks for Student pilots;
Certificates, Ratings, Endorsements… a detailed look;
3rd Class Medical Reform — “BasicMed” — Everything you need to know;
ICAO Flight Plan — Expanded information on how to file;
Graphical Forecasts for Aviation (GFA) replaces area forecasts (FA);
Alternate Decision Tree;
iPad — Replacement for FMS?
Plus… countless new GRAPHICS and PICTURES;
Et Cetera, et cetera, et cetera!;o)

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

36 Ratings

36 Ratings

What happened to my previously purchased version?


I previously purchased this in a paper copy, and then the e-version. Now it 1st went away, now I have a sample version. I would really like to have my copy in full back. I have given this a 5 star rating but will re-rate if needed. If you purchase the book, I own the copy I bought. I think you should look at a small fee to keep it updated in the e-format. At least give the option. At any rate I should not loose a previous purchased version. It has been a couple years, as I am now a disabled Army Helicopter Instructor pilot and instrument examiner, I must say that I love this book even though I can no longer fly.
So to all you pilots out there listen closely I have spent years as an instructor and instrument examiner standardization pilot, this is the BEST quick reference book on the market. This book MUST be in your reference arsenal. It is packed full information in one location.
So to the developer please get me my e version back!
Many blessings and safe flying to all.

Developer Response

Thank you for reaching out. You can restore the previous edition by pressing the Sync button located in the app's Bookshelf View. First though, make sure iCloud is turned ON and that EEPP is also selected to use iCloud. If that does not work, please contact us directly for assistance at Sales@Aviation-Press.com

Very useful, but some minor tweaking might help...

Snarkhunter 42

This is a great reference. Even if you have the paper copy, this digital version is worth getting. I have done some “screenshot- ting” and built personal study pdfs using this book and a few other references. Buy it! But it is slightly short of being “Everything”...

My first minor gripe is with the bookmarks...Bookmarking a page is intuitive, but finding my list of bookmarks so I can back to the bookmarked pages was another matter—They are hidden in the “small 4 square blocks”, rather than the “open book” symbol. Maybe move the annotation and bookmark “tabs” to the “open book” symbol so it mirrors how things are found in other PDF documents?

Also, you could throw a bone to the thousands of professional helo pilots, and include a page worth of basic aero—(settling with power, LTE, transverse flow, translating tendency, mast bumping)...sure, those references are easily found elsewhere, but since this is “Everything...”. It might even interest a few of the “fixed-wing only” guys!

Overall, this is one of the absolute best aviation references made!

Update to Review


Make sure that you sync the book when you download it. This will keep it from disappearing when they release a newer version. Lesson learned on my part. The developers are extremely helpful and I really appreciate them. The eBook itself is just as great as the real thing and then some! I still brush up with it on occasion. There always seems to be something I learn or re-learn every time I read it. Having it on my iPad makes it always available when I'm on the road. A must have for every pilot; professional or not!

Developer Response

Thank you!


Aviation Press, LLC
108.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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