The Irish Light Aviation Society (ILAS) was formed in 2009 when members of CAACI (Classic Aircraft & Aerobatic Club of Ireland) and SAAC (Society of Amateur Aircraft Constructors) decided to merge both organisations. The purpose of the organisation is to facilitate the construction, restoration and operation of aircraft for recreation in Ireland.
The organisation has over 70 aircraft on its books including the 1935 BA Swallow, a 1945 Piper Cub and a 2006 SeaRey Amphibian. A number of Vans RV7's have taken to the air in recent years and a 4 seater Vans RV10 is under construction. Our latest aircraft to take to the air is Ken Townsend's Colibri on July 26, see link in News section. The list of approved aircraft can be viewed here and more detailed information is on the ‘Background’ page.
See more details on our News Page as to venue and other items of interest such as our Annual Fly-In. Email us on our contact form for more information.
Why Join ILAS?
ILAS is run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Our third Tuesday meetings vary from organised training sessions to informal chats and lectures from distinguished pilots and builders. You must join ILAS and have your project approved before you can embark on your journey of restoration or build.
New members are very welcome and will benefit greatly from the accumulated knowledge of existing members with thousands of building and flying hours. We can usually help to explain much of the jargon that surrounds our aeronautical world and, in general, if a problem arises in building or flying someone in ILAS will have the answer. Member's aircraft vary from early 20th century classics to the latest available and construction techniques vary from wood and canvass to fibreglass or aluminium.
Members get immediate access to our Newsletters and are able to download all necessary paperwork from our website. Members are also encouraged to submit photos of their aircraft, build-in-progress or journeys.