It is time once again to invite all members to put forward their nominations for the 2018 ILAS Awards in each of the four categories:
1. Air Touring Award.
For the best journey by an ILAS member in command of any aircraft (any type, any registration) during the judging year (the 12 months up to Monday 8th October), based on a log of the trip.
2. Homebuilt Award.
For the best new build ILAS permit type aircraft first flown during the judging year.
3. Vintage/Classic Restoration Award.
For the best re-build/renovation of an ILAS permit type aircraft that was returned to flight during the judging year.
4. John O’Loughlin Exemplary Airmanship Award
For the best display of airmanship in the operation of homebuilt and classic/vintage aircraft.
We are inviting members to make their nominations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than Sunday 21stOctober. You may also nominate yourself if you wish.
The ILAS Awards function / Christmas dinner is planned for Saturday 1st December 2018 at the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy.
Nominations are especially important for the Airmanship Award because the judges may not know of the incidents or events that demonstrated airmanship. Equally, nominations are important for the Air Touring Award because the judges may not know about the trip concerned.
When nominating a person for an award, please give reasons why you think that person deserves the award – the more detail the better. Nominations without supporting justification cannot be accepted. On the other hand, multiple nominations of the same person won’t confer any advantage. The Permit Secretary will be aware of first flights of C&V and Amateur-built aircraft if the paperwork has been submitted.
There is a separate FAQs document which can be found at ILAS_Awards_FAQ_2018.pdf or in the downloads section of our website. If you are having trouble locating please send a mail to email@example.com
Good luck to all entrants and please get those nominations in.