Aviation Theory Centre (ATC) is a Australian family owned business, that was developed to provide the aviation industry the highest quality training manuals and reference media for pilots – for all license levels and ratings.

The company has been in existence for more than twenty-five years, originating in Melbourne and relocating to Brisbane in 2009. Aviation Theory Centre researches, authors, illustrates, and edits all of its own material. Aviation Theory Centre has established a network of consultants who advise, critique and edit the drafts.

The Australian series of manuals complies with the CASA syllabus which in turn, is aligned with ICAO requirements. Aviation Theory Centre has also prepared books for publication in the US and UK through partner companies, ASA and Pooleys, respectively.

What’s New

Version 1.41

general bugfix

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

DaneAF ,

App was running fine but now lags

App was running fine but now takes a long time to load pages and downloads the textbooks very slowly.
I’ve checked my internet and have confirmed I’ve got a good connection.
Otherwise a great idea to get the texts easily accessible.

Langaz910263810 ,

No offline viewing

This is a review of the app, not the theory content of the titles.

The title I’ve purchased and downloaded has a “offline” tag over the corner of the thumbnail, but when opened each page loads as if it’s downloading while being viewed. To confirm this I disabled the internet connection and found I couldn’t view the book at all. This wouldn’t be a problem except that there are plenty of places I take my iPad for work where I’d like to study, but can’t use the ATC textbook I’ve paid for because there’s no internet available and the supposedly downloaded text doesn’t open.

Hallouminat ,

Works great

Edit: I resolved all issues and the support staff were awesome helping me find a solution. I have left the original comments here for context but I’d have no problem recommending this app and their content (which was never in question; it’s awesome)

Original comment
It took many attempts to get the sample book to download and once it did, I was getting a JS error and the book would not open.

I’ve been recommended the books by several people but it seems they don’t work digitally. Unfortunately I’ve tried many other options for aviation and many want to try and keep it in house, which brings these problems. Or good enough in 2020 where most have a tablet or phone.

There are many aviation books on Apple Books and Kindle but unfortunately they’re US based so many things aren’t relevant in Australia. Until an Australia aviation company finally lets us use these successful, efficient platforms, US versions will have to do. If they can do it successfully there, it can be done here also, but most seem intent on reinventing the wheel and grabbing your personal details, with poor results.

I have written to the company and they were courteous, responsive and friendly although believed they avoided platforms like Kindle as your can’t highlight texts or annotate text. They also mentioned not being able to update books if they use Apple Books and Kindle.

If I get any progress I will update the review but at this point I’ll probably just give up and stick to the simple options of buying an eBook through the normal channels. Quick and simple.


Aviation Theory Centre Pty Ltd
19.4 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, German, Slovenian

Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. Seven Volume PPL/CPL Kit $229.99
  2. Navigation (First Edition) $44.99
  3. Student Pilot Kit $149.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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