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  1. Our Company
  2. Our Family of Catalogs
  3. Associate Programs
  4. Wholesale
  5. Authors & Publishers
  6. Our Crew

Our Company

Aircraft Technical Book Company is a small business in Tabernash, Colorado (northwest of Denver high in the Rocky Mountains). Our company began in 1997 publishing technical manuals for Vans Aircraft, serving the educational needs of builders and pilots of the exceptional RV line of experimental aircraft. (Andrew Gold, president and founder of Aircraft Technical Book Company built and still flies an RV-6A.) Soon, the business expanded to serve builders of all types of experimental aircraft, then to professional aircraft maintenance technicians, then to the flight training needs from student pilots to experienced ATPs. Today, we continue to stock hundreds of aviation titles from dozens of publishers, and have resumed our focus on the development and publishing of our own line of products specifically serving the aircraft maintenance education community world wide. This ATB library now includes dozens of unique titles and instructor support products in both print and electronic formats specifically aligned to FAA Part 147 and EASA Part 66 requirements.

By our best estimate; we are today:

  • 1] the world's largest retailer for the Aviation Maintenance Technician
  • 2] the 2nd largest wholesaler to Aviation Maintenance colleges
  • 3] a top supplier for the aircraft homebuilding community
  • 4] one of the top suppliers to the pilot and flight training customers

We take customer service seriously.

Orders received by 3PM are shipped that same day (1PM for 2nd day & overnight).

Our phones are answered personally by knowledgeable people who know our products, know aviation, and have the authority to make decisions to serve your needs. We do not use a voicemail or other unfriendly automated systems..

All orders are processed manually by knowledgeable people to catch discrepancies BEFORE they are sent.

We will NEVER put our administrative needs above the needs of our customers.

Have a unique situation? We will ALWAYS listen and can often come up brand new solutions to meet your needs.

Our Family of Catalogs

Aircraft Technical Book Company today operates 27 product catalogs, many partnered with some of the best aviation organizations in the world. We are always seeking new relationships to share our technologies and to expand the reach of those authors and publishers who have entrusted us with their products: Those catalogs independently operated by us include:

actechbooks.comfor student and professional A&Ps and technicians
PilotsBooks.comfor pilots and flight instructors
actechbooks.com/wholesalea private access catalog for schools and resellers
actechbooks.com/dtsa private access catalog for students

Associate Programs

Aircraft Technical Book Company offers the following Associate options for aviation organizations, schools, and established resellers:

Associate Dealers (for organizations and publishers)

Aviation organizations and publishers now have the option of adding a complete aviation book catalog to their member and subscriber services and earn a new income stream. Aircraft Technical Book Company creates and manages a complete custom book catalog under your name, logos, and trade dress which you link to from your website and promote with your publications. We maintain all inventory, fullfill all orders, perform all site maintenance, and handle all customer support. Our system accepts customer payments, records your sales, and submits a report and commission payment each month. Associates showing 3 consecutive months with sales over $2000 qualify for a unique domain name; for example, www.AVwebBooks.com versus www.ACtechbooks.com/AVweb.

Some companies now participating as eBook Associates include:

  • AVweb
  • AMT Magazine
  • Kitplanes Magazine
  • Aircraft Technical Publishers
  • Vans Aircraft Inc.
  • Zenith Aircraft Company
  • Professional Flight Training

eBook Associate Dealers (for established aviation resellers)

This program is available to resellers who would like to provide an eBook option on hundreds of best selling titles for their customers. Management of this program is offered as so: For every eBook available title, you insert an additional add-to-cart with your description of that book. When your customer orders from you, you fulfill through a special on-line form which we provide. Submitting that form instantly sends an active download link and instructions to your customer. Accounting is taken care of through monthly reports and invoices. There are no further conditions, costs, or minimum requirements to you. Graphics and informational items regarding eBook descriptions may be copied from our web site. We take care of any technical support assistance your customer may have. We can also provide bulk eBook quantities in multiple format for your institutional customers.

Some Companies participating as eBook Associates include:

  • Aircraft Spruce & Specialty
  • PilotMall
  • Marv Golden Pilot Supplies
  • Wayman Aviation

DTS - Direct To Student (for colleges & technical schools)

For colleges who would like an alternative to the traditional school bookstore; the DTS program provides your school’s own custom on-line bookstore organized by your programs and featuring your own specific student kits and requirements. The DTS program offers student discounts, typically free shipping, and zero state sales tax. It is a reliable one stop source for all the current editions plus an extensive catalog of additional titles for students to explore developing interests.

Some schools in the DTS program include:

  • Del Mar College
  • University of Alaska
  • Teterboro College
  • Georgia Northwest Technical College
  • Embry Riddle
  • Liberty University
  • and others


Aircraft Technical Book Company offers wholesale pricing to aviation schools and resellers worldwide. An online wholesale catalog is provided to those who qualify via an assigned user name and password.

How to qualify:

Educational institutions and instructors qualify for wholesale pricing by placing an initial order of products meant for distribution to students. Once qualified additional orders for departmental, library, or individual faculty members are also welcome. To maintain this status repeat orders for student distribution is requested at least once per year. Schools participating in our DTS (direct to student) program also qualified for wholesale pricing.

Resellers and aviation dealers qualify for wholesale pricing by having a bona fide presence either as an aviation retailer or distributor to aviation educational institutions.

Minimum Advertised Pricing Policy:

Aircraft Technical Book Company requires its dealers to observe Minimum Advertised Pricing in all public displays of its products not less than those retail prices displayed by Aircraft Technical Book Company at www.actechbooks.com.

Wholesale Returns:

Returns from wholesale purchasers of unsold stock are welcome so long as the returned items are current editions and in new condition. Returns of unsold expired titles are also accepted during that publisher's allotted cover return period. Announcements of new revisions and cover return deadlines are made by us via email and are posted on the wholesale website. Credit memos for returned items are applicable to current invoices and future purchases only. A 0-10% restocking fee may be applied to wholesale returns dependent on the percent of returned items to the original order.

Distributor Status:

Distributorship opportunities with territorial exclusivities may be offered in select regions. Call for more information. 1-970-726-5111

Authors & Publishers

We are always seeking quality books, videos, and educational products that would appeal to our customers, specifically those regarding new techniques and technologies for aircraft maintenance. Authors interested in having Aircraft Technical Book Company sell, distribute, or publish their work should contact Andy Gold at 970 726-5111 or by email at agold@actechbooks.com. Evaluation copies or manuscripts can be sent to:

  • Aircraft Technical Book Company
  • PO Box 270 or 72413 US Hwy 40
  • Tabernash, CO 80478

Our Crew

Andrew Gold; President

marketing, business development

Nancy Gold; Vice President

human resources, author, customer service

Kelly Lutz; General Manager

business/web management, personnel, customer service

Denise VanHousen; Office Manager

bookkeeping, administration, technical support lead, customer service

Aaron Ivy; Warehouse

shipping, receiving, inventory, customer service

Jim Morris; Warehouse

shipping, receiving, inventory, customer service

Michael Amrine; Production Manager

production development, marketing, design