If you are applying for an air traffic controller’s job, send an appealing cover letter with your job application / resume. Since there are hundreds of applicants out there and your cover letter will differentiate you from them.

Draw parallels between the employment requirements and your professional attributes and qualifications. Lay emphasis on your ability to handle high stress and experience in the air safety every organization looks for these skills when hiring an air traffic controller. Narrate a brief summary of the listings in your resume applying for this specific position without duplicating a version of your resume.


Air Traffic Controller Cover Letter Example


175 LH South Lane
Newark, DE 54621

March 4, 2015

Ms. Deborah J. Donald
Iowa National Guard
7105 NW 70th Avenue
Johnston, IA 51201


Dear Ms. Donald:

This letter is in reference to the position of air traffic controller at Iowa National Guard, as advertised on your website. I am ideally suited to provide Iowa National Guard with my relevant technical and apt verbal communication skills to further enhance the quality of services to your customers. The one and only reason behind my interest towards Iowa National Guard is your successful history of providing outclass and secure air travel services to passengers as well.

I am a certified graduate of DOD air traffic control course and possess the exceptional and appropriate skills required to perform this job. I have being working as an air traffic specialist for US military for seven years and acquired proactive experience of controlling, scheduling and surveillance of airspace while working at Boston central control tower. I am completely familiar with terminal radar approach control (TRACON) and air route traffic control center (ARTCC) operations.

Throughout my professional life, I have not only worked independently but was also responsible for supervision and training of junior employees. My skills are not only limited to technical side of the job but I can handle crisis situations and emergencies without getting stressed and emotionally unstable. I have the ability to quickly adapt to new advanced technologies. I have shown remarkable results at work with my excellent interpersonal skills, never failing to effectively commute directions and airspace instructions to pilots.

My resume is enclosed for your further consideration. I hope to meet you in person soon to discuss my qualifications in detail. If you need any additional information regarding my candidacy, you can contact me at (000) 910-1112 any time. Thanking you in anticipation.



Richard Brown