Welcome to The Silver Wings Fraternity!
Directors Election (11/6/2020)
Congratulations to Thomas Menefee and Nicole Stott who have won another 3 year term on the National Board of Directors!
Also a Thank You to those of our Fraternity who made the effort to vote this year. The healthy operation of our Fraternity depends on strong leadership that represents the membership. All members in good standing are eligible for nomination to a Director position and are encouraged to advise us of your interest. The next election will be next year for three Director positions.
Because we flew (10/29/2020)
Once the wings go on, they never come off whether they can be seen or not. It fuses to the soul through adversity, fear and adrenaline, and no one who has ever worn them with pride, integrity and guts can ever sleep through the call of the wild that wafts through bedroom windows in the deep of the night.
When a good flyer leaves the job and retires, many are jealous, some are pleased and yet others, who may have already retired, wonder. We wonder if he knows what he is leaving behind, because we already know. We know, for example, that after a lifetime of camaraderie that few experience, it will remain as a longing for those past times.
We know in the world of flying, there is a fellowship which lasts long after the flight suits are hung up in the back of the closet. We know even if he throws them away, they will be on him with every step and breath that remains in his life. We also know how the very bearing of the man speaks of what he was and in his heart still is.
Because we flew, we envy no man on earth.
Fly-in Opportunity (9/27/2020)
The leadership of Sun’n Fun announced this past week their plans for a scaled back fly-in event in early December. If you have been looking for such an opportunity, maybe this is one to watch for. See the details at the link below.
SUN ‘N FUN HOLIDAY FLYING FESTIVAL AND CAR SHOW
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.