Safety Recommendation 2019-04
Having regard to the following:
Outdoor adventure sports tourism, being a form of sports tourism addressed to visitors-tourists who travel to a destination for the purpose of actively participating in a sport leisure activity, paragliding in this particular case, is a fast-growing sector of the tourism industry in the Hellenic Territory.
The regulatory framework governing the activities, the operation and the conduct of hang-gliding and paragliding flights, as well as any other similar activity, is the Hang-gliding and Paragliding Regulation, issued by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority. In the said regulation there is no mention of the conditions that must be met by visiting foreign paragliding pilots intending to engage in this sport within the Hellenic Territory. Furthermore, the observed increase in the number of flights conducted by foreign paragliding pilots, who lack knowledge about the regulatory framework applicable in Greece, constitutes a potential risk to civil aviation at large.
For these reasons AAIASB recommends the following: