FLY THE CONDOR
EI-BDX was designed by Roger Druine and built by Rollason Aircraft and Engines Ltd in Croydon, Surrey in 1964 as the prototype D.62B model and allocated serial number: RAE/608, originally registered as G-ASRB with CofA issued on 28/01/1965.
BDX was the much-loved aircraft of the late Brian Douglas and, after his untimely death, was gifted by his family to John Finnan who was a close friend of Brian over the years. John, in turn proposed that the aircraft be made available to ILAS for training & educational purposes in the form of an ownership trust in Brian’s memory. This wonderful gesture was particularly fitting given Brian’s lifelong interest in light aircraft and his active encouragement of others to experience aviation.
The aircraft is now available to all ILAS members who join the BDX group. A membership application form and operational rules for the group are available via the links below.
In keeping with our affordable flying objectives, the cost of flying BDX has been set at a rate of €115 per tacho hour and 'block to block' times can be recorded for log book purposes.
Our insurance policy has an 'open pilot warranty' subject to check-flight approval by the Chief Pilot (Peter Tawse) hence the importance of booking with Peter, accordingly Kay should be contacted (Peter's wife) on 086 352 4305 in the first instance. Once solo a pilot can book online via: www.goboko.com
In partnership with Wexford Flying Club, ILAS is now offering a Pilot's Refresher Course in BDX which includes 3 hours of flying tuition rental of the aircraft, fuel and membership of the BDX group for €495. ILAS will pay €100 towards this fee for the first 10 members who avail of the offer. Further details available on the Pilot's Refresher Course page (accessible to members only)
Should any interested member of ILAS require further details or clarification regarding the operation of the BDS Group then any of the following trustees would be pleased to assist: