Pilot Cover Letter Examples

Example Cover Letters for Pilots

Don’t let a poorly written Cover Letter hold back your application!

Example Pilot Cover Letters

When applying to an airline for a pilot position, you need to ensure your application contains a well written, highly specific Covering Letter that addresses the airline’s ethos and operation, matching them with your skills and attributes.

Whilst we offer a full Professional Pilot Cover Letter tailoring service, we appreciate this isn’t within everyone’s budget. Therefore, we have put together a set of example pilot cover letters for specific airlines which you can download and edit yourself. These Pilot Covering Letters have been specifically designed for both Low Hour and experienced First Officers to help increase the chances of your application being advanced to the next stage of selection.

All the Cover Letters have been written by a current airline pilot with previous airline pilot recruitment experience and holds qualifications which specifically cover airline pilot recruitment.

Each Pilot Cover Letter (other than the generic one) considers the airline’s type of operation, fleet, ethos and history. This attention to detail demonstrates a few highly desirable attributes to a prospective employer such as:

  • You are highly motivated
  • You understand the airline’s operation
  • You have spent time researching the job you are applying for
  • You are prepared to invest time and energy into a high-quality application

“An investment in a high-quality Pilot Cover Letter is an investment in your future”

*Important* – The example pilot cover letters are intended be used as a guide to demonstrate how to customise your cover letter in a professional way and what sort of content to include. You should take the time to amend your cover letter to ensure it is unique and genuinely reflects your application. You should not submit the cover letter as part of the application without amending it to reflect your own beliefs and circumstances.

Pilot Cover Letter Combo

Example Cover Letter Combo Package

This combo package provides excellent value for money with example pilot Covering Letters for 5 airlines included. The package includes example Cover Letters, suitable for First Officer and/or Low Hour pilots, specifically for the following airlines:

  • Generic Cover Letter Suitable for all Airlines
  • Ryanair
  • Wizz Air
  • Jet2.com
  • Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Program
  • Flybe (now defunct)

Generic Pilot Cover Letter

Generic Airline Example Cover Letter

Reviewed December 2021.

Extract from the Generic Pilot Cover Letter:

I make decisions in a reasoned and analytical manner, taking into account of a range of options and including all team members in the option generation process. I believe this allows me to make well thought out decisions, and support others to do so, which is absolutely vital when operating a commercial aircraft. I am prepared to adapt and change my decisions if required, as circumstances change and new feedback is received.

Jet2.com Cover Letter

Jet2.com Pilot Assessment Guide

Jet2.com Example Cover Letter

Reviewed December 2021. Suitable for Low Hour Pilots & First Officers.

Extract from the Jet2.com Cover Letter:

Jet2.com has built up an excellent reputation for the level of customer service it delivers, which is supported by the fact that Jet2.com won the TripAdvisor Travellers Choice award in 2019. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Jet2.com has been able to weather the storm due to its resilience and the Dart Group’s strong financial position which is testament to the leadership demonstrated over the last two decades.

Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Program Cover Letter

Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Program Example Cover Letter

Reviewed December 2021. Suitable for applicants for the Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Program.

Extract from the Jet2.com Pilot Apprentice Cover Letter:

Jet2.com already has a reputation for delivering friendly low fares, but I believe the Pilot Apprentice Program can play its part in supporting the airline to maintain a commercial advantage over its competitors through…

Ryanair Cover Letter

Ryanair Example Cover Letter

Suitable for Low Hour Pilots & First Officers. Reviewed December 2021 to reflect the Covid-19 pandemic.

Wizz Air Cover Letter

Wizz Air Example Cover Letter

Suitable for Low Hour Pilots, First Officers & Captains. Updated January 2021 to reflect the Covid-19 pandemic.

Flybe Cover Letter

Flybe Pilot Recruitment

Flybe (now defunct) Example Cover Letter

Despite Flybe being defunct, this document is an effective example of a Covering Letter for a turbo-prop airline. Suitable for Low Hour Pilots & First Officers.