Welcome to The Silver Wings Fraternity!
Reminder – Dues due in January (1/9/2020)
Thank you to everyone who has already renewed their membership. Annual membership dues ($30) are due in January for calendar year 2020. Renewal is simple and can be accomplished on-line from this site or via USPS (normal mail service) as follows:
- On-line – (Using a credit card)
- You must be logged into the “Members Lounge” using your email address as your ID and your member number as your password
- Select “Renew Your Membership” from the “Members Area” menu (which is only available when you are logged in)
- Fill out the form, select National or National + Chapter), and submit on-line. You should be transferred automatically to PayPal (the site we use for credit card transactions). Note: You do not need to have a PayPal account!
- Once you see the “Purchase Details” page, select Continue
- On the next page you will be offered the option of logging in to PayPal (if you do have a PayPal account) or selecting the grey button at the bottom “Pay with Debit or Credit Card“
- Make your selection and complete the payment via the on-line directions
- Mail in renewal
- Select the renewal form here
- Print the form and fill in the requested information
- Include credit card information, a check or money order (no cash please)
- Mail to the address at the bottom of the form
Planning for Convention 2020 (11/23/19)
Planning has already begun for next year’s National Convention to be held in that “toddle’n town” Chicago. The Illinois Chapter has accepted the hosting duties and are eager to show us their home city. In a coordination teleconference held recently, they shared an extensive list of potential sites, both aviation related and non, to narrow down and fit into a three day convention. We will post the dates of the convention as soon as they are nailed down so members can “save the date”.
New Book by Member (11/3/19)
One of our members, Don Abbott, has recently authored a new aviation related book. If you are looking for a book on your favorite subject, Aviation, you may want to check his or other Member Authors books in our list.
If you are one of our members and have authored an aviation related book, please advise us and we will add to our list. The list is located in the Member Authors section under the SWF Activities menu.
You are cordially invited to join the Silver Wings Fraternity if you have an interest in aviation, regardless whether or not you are a pilot. Silver Wings Fraternity Membership is open to any person with a genuine interest in aviation. Levels of accomplishment are recognized for Active Members who achieve specific aviation events to include; Solo flight in a powered aircraft, the Silver Anniversary of (25 years since) that Solo Flight, and Members who soloed more than 50 years ago.
Membership is open to men and women of all nations regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. We look forward to welcoming you into the Fraternity. Learn more about our long and rich history by going to the “Purpose and Goals” and “SWF History” under the About Silver Wings tab above. If you have any questions, just write our National Secretary at the Contact Tab above.
Visitors to Sun’n Fun are cordially invited to stop by our clubhouse on “Clubhouse Row” to check us out and meet our friendly members. We look forward to meeting you!
We have plans underway to build a similar facility at “Air Venture” at Oshkosh so that we may host a members hospitality center there as well.