Annual Awards Night 2018

Full Report available in the Latest News section at the bottom of this page

The old Taghmon Hanger Group winter gathering has grown and developed into our annual awards presentation, where we honour the best examples of our sport during the year.  This year's event was graced by the presence of an important guest; Roger Hopkinson MBE, former Chairman of LAA and President of EFLEVA and current vice Chairman of the Royal Aero Club of the United Kingdom.  Prize winners were:
  • Bertie Taggart: Best Classic/ Vintage Resortation for EI-GHI
  • Andrew Butler: Best Air Touring Journey for trip to Venice Lido in EI-EEO
  • Gerry Humphreys: John O' Loughlin Airmanship Trophy for his handling of a stuck aileron event in Decathlon EI-BVI
  • Eddie Goggins: Aerobatics for his 5 place finish at the FAI European Aerobatics Championships


Upcoming events

  • 27 Jan 2019 12:00 PM
    Courtyard Hotel, Leixlip, Bradán Weir Room

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



Fly the Condor

The Rollason Condor EI-BDX is a bequest by former member Brian Douglas RIP and has been made available for the use of all ILAS members through its new owners, the Condor Trust.  Members can sign up to use it for flight training or simply to maintain currency. It operates from  ILAS field (EIIF) in Taghmon, Wexford.


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.  Wexford Flying Club provide training at EIIF using the Condor and a Motorfalke touring motor glider. All are welcome to visit with prior permission from the Airfield Co-ordinator Aidan Power on 087 676 5207 and



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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"Irish Light Aviation Society" (ILAS) is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated society .
c/o 15 Herbert Park, Bray, Co. Wicklow A98 P3X2,Ireland

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