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The beautifully illustrated Pilot’s Academy is packed full of activities, fun facts and ideas to get your kids interested in flight.

Written by Steve Martin, a former English teacher, and illustrated by Lucy Banaji a Fine Art graduate and a self-taught the book will walk you through a flight, from take-off to navigation and landing.

The book is well laid-out. The activities are informative and interactive and promise not just to keep children entertained but to develop their skills and understanding. This isn’t just a book for anyone interested in becoming a pilot though; Steve and Lucy show off how aircraft are engineered.

Readers are tasked with creating a roto-copter or a string radio. Asked how much fuel they need to pilot a plane around the United States. We recommend that after each section is done you ‘graduate’ to the next task by rewarding yourself with a sticker.

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