Rules and Regulations
For Paragliding Operations
Role of MPA
Maltese Pilot Requirements
Foreign Pilot Requirements
Overall Requirements

Issued by
The MPA Technical Officer
on 18/04/1997 and revised
on 20/07/1999.

1. Introduction

The aim of this document is to define the Rules and Regulations to be followed by everyone intending to practice the Paragliding Sport over the appropriate flying sites of the Maltese Islands.

2. The Role Of MPA

The MPA is the governing body for all Paragliding activities over the Maltese Islands. Any query, complaint or comment about the practice of this Sport should not be dealt with on a personal basis, but it is to be referred to the Association. The MPA minimum requirements for the practice of the Paragliding sport in Malta are listed below.

3. Maltese Pilot Requirements

Pilots intending to fly a Paraglider in Malta, must comply with the following:
  1. Have attained the minimum age of 16.
  2. Have obtained a proper qualification from a School recognised by the MPA.
  3. Be a member of the MPA.
  4. Fly a Paraglider of reputable origin and approved by the MPA.
  5. Abide by the Rules and Regulations issued by the MPA.
  6. Have a valid third party insurance cover.
  7. Have all flights recorded in the Log Book.
  8. File and submit to MPA the Incident Report Form, in the event of any accident.
  9. Fly according to all Regulations and Procedures learnt at the School. The practice of this sport must be conducted in a safe and courteous manner, for the Pilot himself and for other Pilots and spectators.

4. Foreign Pilot Requirements

Foreign visiting Pilots are allowed to fly in Malta, subject to the same rules and regulations. Before doing any flying however, they must:

5. Overall Requirements

The Paragliding activity in Malta is to be performed only on the places listed in the "Flying Site Profile" and with the following restrictions.
  1. The Control Tower must be notified, calling phone N. 25900498, before starting any flying activity. The name of the place of the intended flight must be specified, while the name of the pilot(s) involved may be requested.
  2. The Control Tower must be notified again after the flying activity is over.
  3. The maximum allowable height is 300 feet agl (above ground level), unless otherwise agreed with the Tower.
  4. All flying must be done in the vicinity of the specified Flying Site.
  5. Landing on cultivated areas (ploughed fields, fresh crops, etc.) must be avoided so as to maintain the current friendly relationship with farmers.
Enrico Casolari (Technical Officer)
Last modified: Wed Jul 28 16:54:14 1999