Malta may look beautiful from the ground but nothing quite competes with a bird’s-eye view. Take an alternative sightseeing tour from the sky, the sea or a historic high-rise and soak up some incredible views of the archipelago. From flying tours with Malta Wings and Sky People to parasailing over St George’s Bay, here’s how to see Malta from above.
Malta Wings sightseeing flights
The best way to get a bird’s eye view of Malta from above is by doing what birds do best – take flight. An exhilarating experience for visitors of all ages, flying tours are the ultimate way to appreciate the island in all its beauty. Malta Wings offers sightseeing flights over the island, where guests can select from a number of routes ranging from short 20-minute tours of key sights to 60-minute flights around the entire archipelago, including Malta’s neighbouring islands Gozo and Comino. Each plane is captained by an experienced pilot who doubles as a guide pointing out must-see attractions, from the capital of Valletta with its historic forts, to the island’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and much more.
Flying lessons with Sky People
While a guided sightseeing flight is certainly exciting, why not go one step further and take control of the plane? Sky People offers trial flights where visitors can learn to fly a light aircraft. After a briefing from an experienced instructor, aspiring pilots will be taken into the air and guided through a series of manoeuvres. During the flight, the instructor will hand over control to give guests a true taste of flying. If you’re interested in aviation, a trial flight is an unforgettable experience that’s guaranteed to get the adrenaline pumping. What’s more, students can select from a variety of flight routes and tiers – the ‘premium’ experience takes a 90-minute passage over all three Maltese islands, during which the plane will climb up to a staggering 4,000 feet.