Moore's version of "Drop the Pilot" was released as the second single from her fourth album titled Coverage, on October 28, 2003 through Epic Records. In 2004, the label included "Drop the Pilot" in the first compilation of Mandy Moore, The Best of Mandy Moore. Later, in 2007, included the single in the deluxe edition of the second artist compilation album, Super Hits.
A video was produced as a demo for Kodak's Vision2 500T series motion picture film. It is included on the demo DVD for the Vision2 line of stocks and used as a product example projected from a print at Kodak product screenings. The video was directed by Nick DiBella.