Welcome to The Silver Wings Fraternity!
Congratulations to SpaceX (8/2/2020)
Certainly we have entered a new chapter in our country’s mission of Space Exploration!! We witnessed the first “spashdown” in 45 years when the SpaceX team successfully brought two astronauts back to earth from the International Space Station to the Gulf of Mexico. From all appearances everything worked without a hitch. I look forward to learning about the details of their adventure. It seems that space exploration via commercial vehicles is now a reality.
Convention 2020 Postponed (6/25/2020)
The Board of Directors have “Officially” voted, in the best interest of the membership, to postpone the convention planned to be held in Chicago this year. The Illinois Chapter has graciously agreed to table their planning and pick it up again next year for Convention 2021. Critical Fraternity business normally conducted at the convention will be addressed, this year, by alternative means. The annual reports which normally are provided to the membership at the annual meeting will be published electronically via email and via this web site and voting of Directors to the Board will be accomplished via absentee ballots. Expect to see more information in upcoming editions of the Slipstream and on this site to explain the procedures.
Everyone show their aviator’s good judgement and stay safe!!
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.