Pilot cover letter

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Pilot cover letter

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. 

Jobs for pilots are projected to grow by 4% (or 4,400 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for commercial pilots in the following states: TexasCaliforniaFlorida, Ohio, and Arizona; and in the following metropolitan areas: DallasHoustonPhoenixLos Angeles, and Fort Worth, TX

As a pilot, you can expect to earn a median wage of $111,930 per year, according to the BLS.

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 | mp@somedomain.com

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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