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From the Ground Up®

For over 80 years, the content of From the Ground Up has stood as a literary benchmark for the teaching of the multitude of components and complexities inherent in the challenging activity of learning to fly.


Through its evolving editions, many generations of readers have been challenged by the concepts and theories that require thorough understanding in advance of the sought-after hours of flying enjoyment that are the ultimate goal of all who seek to earn their wings and expand their knowledge of flight theory and practice.

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Textbooks for Advanced Studies

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Instrument Procedures Manual

Welcome to the challenging world of instrument flying! Operations under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) are the most common mode of cross-country travel for both general aviation and the airlines. It is, therefore, necessary for IFR pilots to understand thoroughly the functions and limitations of the IFR system, and the procedures therein which must be followed.


This excellently-written commercial ground school textbook, Flying Beyond: The Canadian Commercial Pilot Textbook, is the perfect educational segue from From the Ground Up into the higher standards required of students seeking their commercial pilot licence.

Textbook for RPAS Studies

The ever-growing sector in the world of aviation for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) continues to re-define aerial activities and broaden the definition of what it means to be a pilot. Unmanned: Textbook for RPAS Studies, shares that evolving world with its readers. 


“The pioneers in aviation had to get their experience the hard way and bore the scars of many a near thing. Today, the ground school has become an international institution where those who want to fly the scientifically sure way, may learn the things they should know the only sound and thorough way…From the Ground Up.”

- Alexander Forsyth MacDonald, founding author, From the Ground Up

Study Guides

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From the Ground Up Workbook

The perfect companion to From the Ground Up®, the From the Ground Up Workbook accurately reflects its status as a significant value-added partner to its source reference namesake. Each chapter of this publication refers to a specific section of From the Ground Up® and provides students with challenging questions, and an excellent means, to test their knowledge and consolidate their understanding of the material covered in From the Ground Up® itself.

The From the Ground Up Workbook is a highly recommended study tool for students reading From The Ground Up®. It is perennially the nation’s best-selling study guide, alongside the textbook from which it draws its name, across flying schools from coast-to-coast. Read More...

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Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide

Intended for all individuals preparing to write the examination for their Canadian Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL), this latest edition of this popular study guide remains the nation’s most trusted and effective means by which to review essential subject matter in advance of one’s writing of the Transport Canada CPL examination.


As a predominant resource for students preparing for that all important final test, the Canadian Commercial Pilot Answer Guide takes you systematically through all of the aeronautical subjects you need to know thereby giving you a complete and representative cross-section of the questions you’ll face on the CPL exam itself. Unique and comprehensive explanations set this study guide apart from all other exam preparation material. Learning is expanded, valuable information is better retained, and subjects requiring further review are more easily identifiedRead More...

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Canadian Private Pilot Answer Guide

Intended for all individuals preparing to write the examination for their Canadian Private Pilot Licence, use of this latest edition of this well-established question and answer book is an excellent way for students to study and review essential subject matter that must be known in advance of their written examination.

The latest Canadian Private Pilot Answer Guide contains significantly expanded content and a multitude of new questions in addition to challenging, upgraded and revised, navigation exercises. Detailed explanations are provided for all answers to questions, making the learning of theory and content more thorough than ever beforeRead More...

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Flight Test Notes

Written for both private and commercial flight test prospects, Flight Test Notes takes you step-by-step through the flight test exercises and questions that you’ll face during your actual flight test. Written by an ATP licence holder and certified instructor, Flight Test Notes includes material on the ground briefing, and covers all areas from the pre-flight inspection through to take-offs, climbs, turns, circuits, stalls, forced approaches, landings, and everything else your examiner will want to see you perform. Read More...

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Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide

For pilots seeking their Instrument Rating in Canada, Aviation Publishers Co Limited is pleased to offer the Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide. Written for IFR exam preparation, the unique format that characterizes our popular PPL and CPL exam prep material also forms the backbone of this new IFR study guide.

The Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide has been written from scratch. It is the first release of this title since it last appeared, as a 1st Edition, in the 1990s. As with its PPL and CPL study guide siblings, the Canadian Instrument Pilot Answer Guide combines advanced and challenging questions with detailed explanations for each and every question and answer that make up its content. IFR students can, thus, benefit enormously from this enhanced format leading up to their written IFR exam. Read More...


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