OUT NOW! The PPL Companion – 45 Lessons to Guide You Through Flight Training

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Set to become the new standard guide to the exciting and often confusing world of learning to fly, The PPL Companion has now been released and is available to order.

Written by UK private pilot Daniel Coleman, this new book takes you through flight training and the Private Pilot’s License in 45 helpful and informative chapters – one each to match the minimum 45 hours it takes to learn to fly.

In each, you’ll be encouraged in your training and have many of the most common questions answered and guidance on your training, what it all means, and what comes next!

Unlike other books on the market, this is less about the author’s personal journey and more about the research, actions and decisions one should make as they progress through their flight training, covering why one would learn to fly, as well as topics like:

  • how to find a flying club to learn at
  • what to expect on your first flying lesson
  • non-technical titbits to know as you prepare for your journey.

Further chapters look at dealing with the social side of flying, financial aspects and anxieties of flight training as well as other often overlooked variables such as widening networks, visiting the control tower and taking a look under the engine cowling for greater understanding and so on.

As your training advances, so do the chapters of this book, which mirror your progress and offer helpful insight into the actions and decisions you will make as a trainee pilot.


Author Daniel Coleman during his training

Author Daniel Coleman during his training


Written in an informal style, The PPL Companion is an easy and relaxed sounding board for anyone considering flight training or already undertaking lessons.

This book is particularly pertinent to the EASA PPL syllabus, so would apply to both the UK and European private and sport pilot market.


The-PPL-Companion-Cover-sqWhere to Order

The PPL Companion – 45 Lessons to Guide You Through Flight Training is available now from Destinworld Publishing, as well as good aviation retailers and book stores.

Order your copy here.



You can follow author Daniel Coleman on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/pilot_dan_/




Matt Falcus is a private pilot and aviation writer. He has been flying since 2006, taking the opportunity whenever the British weather allows to explore the local area and other airfields. He is author of a number of aviation books.

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