Drones in Malta
Drones are very popular especially among those who love a good combination of outdoor activities and technology. Malta is an ideal place to fly drones due to weather conditions, although it can be a bit windy sometimes. Having said that, most drones from 2017 are very stable even in strong winds.
Drones for Sale in Malta
Buying a drone or a camera drone is not cheap. However it will result in lots of fun. Prices ranges between €300 to €3,000. Obviously, the cheap ones are ideal for those who are new to flying drones, while the most expensive ones are ideal for those who wants to use drones for business purposes or else if they want to use high-end product and they have the budget to buy these drones.
If you are interested in buying a drone check out the best camera drones for 2017 here. In that link you will also find reviews of the most popular drones along with other useful drone tips.
Drone Events in Malta
If you are not interested in buying a drone, but you’re still a fan of them, we’ve got good news for you. Malta will be hosting the first European Drone Racing Championship qualifier of its 2017 season on the 24th and 25th of March!
Done racing has seen a rapid increase in popularity over the last couple of years. Participants wear virtual reality googles to be able to have a first person view of their own drones as they navigate around a racetrack filled with stunt modules. Have a look at the video below to understand better.
The event will be hosted at the Ta’ Qali Race Track, right next to the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre (MFCC), and the racetrack looks amazing (refer to the video above). Malta Drone Nationals has already shared the full list of rules and regulations for any pilot entering the race. You can find these rules here.
Drone Laws in Malta
Before buying and flying your drone it’s important to know the laws and legislation of the country in question. There are currently no laws on drone use in Malta, and permits of operation have to be issued on a case-by-case basis by the Civil Aviation Directorate (CAD). The CAD does not allow drone operations over members of the public, vehicles or vessels, property, towns or villages, important buildings such as hospitals or power stations, or close to runway and airport approaches.
Here are the list of laws in Malta affecting drone use:
1. If you want to read Maltese aerial legislation, click here.
2. If you want an application for temporary approval to conduct specialised operation aerial work over Malta click here.