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  • 4 Jan 2018 3:12 PM | Anonymous

    The committee has arranged a series of lectures to take place during the remainder of the winter and spring period.

    The list of events planned for the coming winter/spring series are:

    • Aviation Weather, given by Met Eireann
    • Permit Aviation Safety, given by the AAIU.
    • EASA - what on earth is going on? given by Julian Scarfe of European Air Sports

    Following the fly-in season, the lecture series will resume in September with further events planned for locations around the country.  Our intention is to have approximately six such events over the course of each autumn winter and spring.  With the Annual Awards event and the AGM, this will make for a busy social and educational season in the period when flying weather is less reliable. 

    During the summer flying season, ILAS will continue to host 2-3 fly-ins, so the focus on 'indoors' activity will diminish. 

    All events will be published on this website and will be announced via email to members.

  • 4 Jan 2018 2:57 PM | Anonymous

    You are viewing the new ILAS website, launched at the AGM on 28th Jan. This major revision features a new and clearer navigation structure, membership self-service features and event management services.

    The new website is a total rebuild of the last version, based on an entirely new platform called "Wild Apricot" (whose name is seen in the generic help system) and offers a fresh new interface with a much more logical member structure.

    There is now a clear division between the public face of the website and the members' area, with much of the most valuable information and facilities accessible within the members' area only.

    The website has greatly enhanced event management facilities, with the option for users to register for events, each of which will have its own unique event page.  While events in general remain free to members, registering ensures they are added to an email list for any updates.  Event announcements will now only go to those who have not yet registered while a reminder will only be sent to those who have registered. Members can also register guests that they would like to bring along.  For the odd event such as a training course for which the trainer is brought in from abroad, the website has facilities for collecting event fees on-line and issuing e-tickets. 

    In addition, the website has very powerful membership facilities, including the ability for members to reset their own password and edit their own profile.  Members can also make subscription payments as before, but now they can opt to make automatic recurring subscription payments, which removes just one more administrative hassle from the aviation world.

  • 24 Nov 2017 5:08 PM | Anonymous

    The ILAS awards winners for 2017 were confirmed by the Committee at their meeting on 23rd November.  They are:

     Category Winner
     Air Touring Andrew Butler for his RV-7 trip to Switzerland with mountain flying in the Alps
    Best Classic/Vintage Restoration  John O'Toole for his conversion to floats of Piper J3 Cub EI-AET
     John O'Loughlin Airmanship Award Ken Townsend for his handling of the 'open canopy' incident at EIIF in his Colibri EI-EWZ

    No eligible first flight of a homebuilt type took place within the judging year so the Ferguson trophy cannot be awarded in 2017.  This is a matter of concern to the committee.  

     Congratulations to all of the winners

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