Pilot Academy by Steve Martin

Pilot Academy

Written by Steve Martin
Illustrated by Lucy Banaji
Part of the Academy Series

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Well laid-out, and packed with information and interactive tests and activities to develop skills and understanding, this is just the book for anyone interested in becoming a pilot. It will tell them everything they need to know about flying helicopters, jets and commercial aircraft, from what the controls on a helicopter do, to the make-up of a jet engine. There are practical projects to try and readers can make a rotocopter or a string radio, and work out how much fuel you would need to pilot a plane round the USA. Once each section is complete, children add a sticker before graduating to the next task. Added extras in this terrific book include a press-out and make model plane. ~ Andrea Reece

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Pilot Academy by Steve Martin

Packed full of great illustrations, fun facts, and absorbing activities, kids will go on a fascinating journey in which they take off, navigate and land in an aeroplane. Practical projects help readers pick up the basics in a fun, hands-on way. From making a rotocopter, a string radio, and a kite to getting to know a flight deck and working out a flight itinerary, this book is a must for young aeroplane enthusiasts.

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About the Author

Steve Martin (London, UK) is a writer, former English teacher, and author of numerous children's books on a wide range of subjects, including The Boys' Book of Adventure, Numberland, and Ivy Kids' Astronaut Academy.

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64 pages
Interest Age: From 7 to 10 years


Steve Martin
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Ivy Kids an imprint of The Ivy Press

Publication date

1st March 2018




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