Airline Pilot Application Cover Letter

Whilst the CV details your education, employment and flying qualifications, the cover letter should be used to address why you are motivated to work for that specific airline, what skills and attributes you can bring to the role and how you see your career developing within the airline. You’ve invested a huge amount of money in getting to the position of being able to apply for an airline, why not invest a little more to help secure your dream job.

We would strongly recommend you do not use a generic cover letter (or template that you can download for free) for all the airlines you apply to. To make your application stand out, you need to tailor the cover letter specifically for that airline. This shows a genuine and personal approach that will distinguish your application from those who use a generic letter. Different types of airlines offer differing types of flying, services and lifestyles, therefore requiring varying skills and attributes. This needs to be acknowledged and used to the applicants advantage in the cover letter. For example, the customer service emphasis of a low cost airline will be different to that of a private jet operator.

We offer professional cover letter tailoring, specific to individual airlines or operator. Once we have provided you with the professional format and content for a specific airline, you can tailor the document for the future airlines you apply to, or request an updated cover letter from us at a discounted rate. The document is is returned in PDF format, or DOC/Pages if specifically requested.

As your use of the English language, spelling and grammar is heavily critiqued in your covering document and curriculum vitae, this service is particularly beneficial if English is not your first language.

Pilot cover letter

View this sample cover letter for a pilot, or download the pilot cover letter template in Word.

Having trouble getting your career to take flight? To be considered for top pilot jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a pilot, or download the pilot cover letter template in Word. 

Additionally, you can learn about travel service careers and look for pilot jobs on Monster.

Pilot cover letter template

Molly Peters
Sometown, FL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 |

December 8, 2017

Mr. Sam Stevens
HR Director
ABC Company
5 West Ave.
Sometown, GA 55555

Re: Charter Pilot o Advertised on Monster

Dear Mr. Stevens:

I read your ad for a charter pilot with great interest. As a pilot with experience in military, charter and company settings, I offer 5,500 hours of flight time and credentials that include:

  • Commercial Pilot License, Airplane Single & Multi-Engine Land with Instrument Rating
  • FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP)
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Single and Multi-Engine Airplane
  • Certified Flight Instructor (CFI), Instrument Airplane
  • FAA Advanced Ground Instructor (AGI)
  • FAA First-Class Medical Certificate

I completed my flight training through the U.S. Air Force, graduating in the top 5% of my class. During my military career, I amassed 2,000 flight hours in the U.S. and overseas. I flew surveillance, reconnaissance and warfare missions, and served as an instructor pilot and chief test pilot of elite aircraft.

My service was distinguished through commendations and awards, including “Top Pilot” honors and the “Distinguished Flying Cross” medal for heroic acts during aerial missions.

After an honorable discharge, I served as a contract pilot for several companies, and have received repeated praise for my aviation knowledge and safety record. Aircraft include:

  • Gulfstream G450 and G550 | Embraer E170 and E175 | Learjet 35 and 60
  • Beechcraft King Air B200 | Hawker 800XP | Piaggio P-180 Avanti II

With a focus on delivering outstanding customer service and “wowing” passengers, I would serve your clients with excellence. You may call me at (555) 555-5555 to set up an interview.

Molly Peters

Enclosure: Résumé

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