WELCOME TO SILVER WINGS FRATERNITY! If you have a genuine interest in aviation and are over the age of 16, you are eligible to join. We have no political agenda and are open to everyone regardless of race, creed, color or national origin. We enjoy both hangar flying and actual flying, and we encourage young people to consider Aviation as a career choice.
If you soloed a powered aircraft of any make or model more than 25 years ago, you can become an Active Member . Under the Associate Member category, younger pilots, student pilots, aerospace teachers, air traffic controllers, aviation historians, and others with a genuine interest in Aviation are also enjoying their membership.
We were initially incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1958. Russell Brinkley and several other veteran pilots saw the need for a Fraternal and Charitable Not-for-Profit Organization of men and women who live and fly worldwide, whether active or retired.
Silver Wings Fraternity has over 2,000 active members throughout the world, and many belong to active Chapters in several cities across the United States. Membership covers the gamut from active fliers to those who retired from aviation years ago. All phases of aviation are represented: the Airline industry, Military aviators and all facets of General Aviation.
Our membership includes combat fliers who are Heroes of World War II to the present, Aviation Hall of Fame laureates, ladies of the famous Ninety-Nine’s, and those ladies who were WASP’s during World War II. Pilots who flew for the airlines, and those who flew commercially in General Aviation are also members. Just as important, General Aviation pilots of all ratings who only fly or flew for pleasure and the enjoyment of flight are also valued members. Some of our members are building or have built their own airplanes.
You will enjoy becoming a Silver Wings Fraternity member - meeting old friends, making new ones - all speaking the same language of flight and experiencing the great adventure of flight itself.