About the Academy

Professional Aviation Training Academy – Malta, a division of Malta School of Flying, is certified as a pilot training organization by the Civil Aviation Directorate of Transport Malta and recognized by the Malta National Commission for Further and Higher Education. As an accredited flying school, the Academy continuously undergoes various rigorous evaluations and audits to ensure that all required safety and training standards are adhered to.

Why Us

At Professional Aviation Training Academy – Malta, we have more than 13 years’ experience in the flight training industry, with a 100% safety record. We also have Malta’s largest team of highly-qualified and experienced flight instructors, with the largest fleet of training aircraft. By offering all the training courses in-house, becoming a pilot is now within your reach.


Our History

Malta School of Flying was formed in May 2004, when Mr Patrick Fenech, then a young private pilot, teamed up with Mr Kenneth Caruana, an entrepreneur and private pilot, to purchase a Cessna 206. Aware of the limitations in flight training in Malta at the time, when only a basic PPL was available, the school initially provided instruction for pilots who wanted to fly more complex, powerful aircraft.


Training Base

The Malta International Airport is located within the largest island in the archipelago, Malta. This world-class international airport boasts all facilities typically associated with a commercial airport environment and is connected to all major European airports through daily flights. Malta Airport has been included in the Airport Council’s International Director-General Roll of Excellence.



Our office and training facilities are based airside of Malta International Airport. There are several approved lecture and briefing rooms, a dedicated Radio Telephony section and a library which offers access to numerous publications for research and revision. All areas have Wi-Fi coverage and the library is equipped with computers where students can do their flight planning. The breakout room is the central meeting place for students and the terrace has the best views of the airport!


Flight Information

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Simulator Experience

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Booked a trial flight as a surprise and couldn’t be happier. Thank you to Daniel and Pierre for making it such a positive experience! I fully recommend! Really friendly and patient people! Thank you!
Kim Zammit

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Academy News

Professional Aviation Training Academy – Malta achieved a number of exciting milestones recently. Apart from the approval of the Multi-Crew Cooperation (MCC) Course in March 2017 – which is a first in Malta – a record number of ATPL theory students are enrolled for the course during 2017. And the rest of the year will, without a doubt, be even more rewarding with the addition of new aircraft to the fleet and a range of international projects on the cards.

Cessna 172 over grand harbour (Custom)

7 Unique things to do in Gozo – Travelmag.com

There’s no more unique way to see Malta than from the skies and Maltaflying’s sightseeing flights make it possible for passengers to discover the beauty of the islands combined with the excitement of flying in a light aircraft. 7 Unique things to do in Gozo


Malta offers great flying conditions

Malta International Airport provides an excellent environment for students who wish to become professional pilots.


Multi Crew Cooperation Courses now available in Malta

The new year brought exciting developments for Professional Aviation Training Academy – Malta, when it received approval for its Multi-Crew Course (MCC).


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