Published on April 18th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Squawk 7000 – ILAS -The Irish Light Aviation Society

This week we’re talking with some of the committee of ILAS – the Irish Light Aviation Society.

ILAS represents pilots and builders, and restorers of light aircraft that operate under a ‘permit to fly. Their members build their own aircraft from kits or plans and restore classic and vintage aircraft. They operate a system of initial and ongoing airworthiness inspection for their fleet and supervise home build and restoration projects under a delegation from the Irish Aviation Authority.

Joining us from their remote locations are Cathal Connell, Michael Bergin, Charles O’Shea, Noel Murphy and their Chairman Noel Maher.

More information at www.ilas.ie

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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