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Upcoming events


Mid-Summer Fly-In Postponed

Our main fly-in event of the year was scheduled for next weekend, Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June. However, we have had to postpone it due to unsuitable weather at EIIF and enroute

A new date will be announced here and by email to members for the next suitable weekend with good flying conditions.

To whet the appetite, photos from last year are shown right

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



 Weston invites aviators to a special Breakfast Fly-in on Saturday 23rd July - the day before the Bray Air Display

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 aidansec@gmail.com



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

Contact the Editor on editor@ilas.ie
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'Fry-in' a Great Success

There was a great turnout on the day despite some 'iffy' weather due to low cloud base - circa 35 aircraft attended, including 2 Heli's and over 100 breakfasts served.

Shay King has documented his visit to the 'Fry-in' with another in his series of very re-watchable Youtube videos, which is published on his channel. So, thank you Shay and, as they say "like, subscribe and click the bell notification icon"

Shay's Fry-in Video

"Irish Light Aviation Society" (ILAS) is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated society .
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