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Welcome to the website of ILAS, the Irish Light Aviation Society. 

ILAS represents pilots and builders/restorers of light aircraft that operate under a 'permit to fly'.

Our members build their own aircraft from kits or plans and restore classic and vintage aircraft. They fly their aircraft across Ireland and tour overseas. They also engage in Aerobatics.

ILAS operates a system of initial and ongoing airworthiness inspection for our fleet  as well as supervising homebuild and restoration projects, under a delegation from the Irish Aviation Authority



ILAS Awards Ceremony


Awards were presented by Air Corps GOC Brig. Gen. Rory O'Connor to JP Smith (Touring), EI-SRV, Martin Doody & Kevin Keigher (Homebuilt) and EI-EPZ, Michael Munelly & Aland Dunne (Vintage & Classic)

Explore Permit Aviation

Permit aviation is the gateway to lower cost flying.  The key feature is that the pilot/owner of permit type aircraft takes full legal responsibility for the airworthiness of their aircraft and in return can do far more of their own maintenance, even building the aircraft from scratch or restoring an un-airworthy aircraft.

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ILAS Member Insurance Programme
As part of our mission to make Permit Flying more accessible and to secure its future, ILAS has negotiated a special programme, exclusively for its members, with Air Courtage.  This is part of a wider initiative promoted by EFLEVA and involving several of its member associations across Europe.


Visit ILAS Field (EIIF)

"ILAS field" is the airfield operated by ILAS at Taghmon, County Wexford. There is a clubhouse at the field, where the kettle is never far from the boil.  All are welcome to visit with prior permission from the Airfield Co-ordinator Aidan Power on 087 676 5207 and



Published quarterly, the ILAS Newsletter is a compendium of the latest news, trip reports, project reports and technical articles.

Available only to members, all editions may be downloaded after logging in, from the Members > Newsletter menu item

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"Irish Light Aviation Society" (ILAS) is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated society .
c/o 15 Herbert Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow A98 P3X2,Ireland

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