ILAS is 10 years old today!
25th Jan 2019.
You can read all about the background here.
Congratulations to all our members over the years and particularly to our founders in SAAC and CAACI for their foresight in bringing the two organisations together to create something more than the sum of the two parts. Congratulations in particular to all those members who served on the committee or helped out in so many other ways down through the years. Your efforts have brought about the creation of a strong and vibrant society that enhances our sport.
We have achieved a great deal together in this past decade. Most importantly, we have preserved and developed the freedom that the permit system gives us while also expanding its scope. Along the way, we have created the opportunity for members to get together and share their knowledge and enthusiasm as well as showing off the fruits of their labour in their natural habitat; flying our machines throughout our country and beyond.
Nothing is perfect of course and we have had slips along the way. however, we have mostly learned what we could from them, fixed the problems and moved on.
Our ambition is still not achieved either. There remains a great many improvements that we have in mind. As we move into the second decade of ILAS, we have the energy and the talent to achieve these improvements, and much more besides.