Live Your Dream as a Pilot

Any career in the most beautiful place in the world, in the cockpit of an airliner, begins with a good application. So that you can take this first step successfully, we have created a pilot application checklist for you.

Our pilot application checklist includes the following topics:

  • The most important points that you must definitely consider in any cover letter!
  • Which points are essential for a resume.
  • Attachments that belong in every application.
  • Which aspects to consider for an application photo.

Pilot Application Checklist

The first step to your new dream job is writing a pilot application. It’s a step that will require some of you to step out of your comfort zone. Maybe it’s your first time applying for a job, or maybe your last application was many years ago and you no longer have the application process in the flesh. That’s why it’s even more important to put in the effort and, when in doubt, seek professional help.

When applying for a pilot job, you can make many mistakes that can be your undoing during an interview at the latest. Every document in your application is important, because it’s not just the HR department that looks at them. In the interview, they also like to refer to your application documents in order to be able to ask individual and critical follow-up questions. Be prepared for all eventualities at all times.

Our free checklist from Easyflight Training therefore supports you in the best possible way in writing a suitable application.

Cover Letter

In times of globalization, employees from HR departments have to read a large number of pilot applications in a short time. Therefore, it is worthwhile to pay attention to a clear structure already in the cover letter. Summarize all relevant information on one page and avoid vague formulations – be precise and clear.

Refer to the job advertisement right at the beginning of your cover letter. Explain why you are the right candidate for the position. And don’t forget the signature at the end of the cover letter.

Are you ready? Not quite! Spelling and grammar mistakes are an absolute no-go! Safety first: Better have someone look over your application. Also make sure that your formatting is consistent, e.g. by using style sheets in Microsoft Word.

Resume / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

You’ve certainly done many exciting things in your life, but not all of them are relevant to the position you’re seeking. Therefore, focus on the essential and important points for the position without leaving gaps of more than around 3 months.

Your resume should not exceed two pages. As with the cover letter, a clear structure and an understandable design are mandatory.

Divide your resume into different sections. We recommend: Personal Data, Work experience, schooling, additional experience, job-related interest

Read our free guide how to write the perfect CV and motivation letter for your pilot application.

Meaningful Attachments

Add relevant attachments to your application that support your expertise. Here are some examples:

Highest school diploma
License copy
Medical copy
Aeronautical curriculum vitae
Additional qualifications
Employment references
Legible copy of your last two logbook pages, etc.)

Beware of possible ambiguity of language! Job references may contain formulations that are perceived positively by the layperson, but are in fact (hidden) negative statements.

Application Photo

The necessity of a photo on an application has become controversial. Although a photo is no longer mandatory in Western countries, we (in general) strongly recommend that you add a professional photo. This will help you build a personal connection. Nevertheless, check the customs and standards of the country and airline where you are applying.

If you decide to take a photo, choose a classic picture format and make sure you choose a professional outfit – the kind of outfit that would represent your future employer.


Our checklist outlines the most important aspects of creating a pilot application that will make you stand out. It’s the first step in attracting attention to yourself. And the pilot application is the component that accompanies you throughout your pilot assessment.

So create your application with the utmost care so that you convince everyone involved – from the personnel department to the selection captain who may sit in your interview.

How can I write the optimal pilot application?

An optimal pilot application will make you stand out from the crowd of competitors and at the same time accompany you throughout your application. In our free pilot application checklist, we have compiled the most important framework. In another article we show the tips and tricks to write the best possible CV and motivation letter.

What elements does a pilot application checklist contain?

Applications should include the following elements: Cover letter, resume, attachments, application photo. For each of these aspects, the Pilot application checklist from Easyflight Training gives you important tips to make your application stand out.

How can I stand out from the crowd with my pilot application?

A good application contains all relevant, but no superfluous information. Make sure you stand out from the crowd with a clear structure and clear statements. In particular, mention any volunteer work that highlights your interests.

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