Welcome to The Silver Wings Fraternity!
— Save the Date for National Convention 2018 — (2/2/18)
Our Convention Chairman, Jerry Riesz, has informed us that the convention this year will be in Dayton Ohio beginning the evening of Sept 26th (arrival day) and will end on Sunday Sept 30th (Departure day). He is still working out the details, but members are encouraged to “save the date” and make your plans to join us in Dayton. Watch for details in the Slipstream and on this site in the near future.
— New Year with much to look forward to — (1/15/18)
We hope all of our members had a happy and safe holiday season and we look forward to a great 2018.
We are gratified that so many of our members have taken advantage of the on-line renewal procedure that was rolled out in mid-December. There were a few challenges to resolve, but on the whole it is working well. If you are unfamiliar with this process, see the post below which describes the procedure.
The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter (your hosts for the Silver Wings hospitality clubhouse at Sun’n Fun) is in the planning process for the event this spring. The Fly-In is scheduled for April 10th – 15th this year. Members are invited to take advantage of our facility while at the Fly-In. We continue to make improvements in both the clubhouse and the hosting processes each year.
The Annual Membership Meeting/Convention/Reunion will be held in October in Dayton, OH. The convention is an opportunity for fun as well as a better insight to the operations of the National organization. In the coming months watch for detailed information in the Slipstream Newsletter and on this site and plan to attend this event.
— New on-line Membership Renewal procedure — (12/13/17)
Two new features have been implemented in the on-line renewal process:
- With the end of the year approaching we are completing the transition period for converting all annual memberships to a “Calendar Year” renewal schedule. That is, last year the Board of Directors ordered the change to a January renewal date for all annual members in order to: Make it easier for members to remember their renewal date and to simplify member renewal notification. Beginning last January a prorated membership dues amount was accessed for 2017 based on the quarter that the original renewal date fell into. Annual Members renewal dates were updated to January 2018. Therefore, as of January 2018 all annual members are due for renewal for calendar year 2018.
- Also, there is an option for members who also belong to a Chapter to pay National and Chapter dues with a single on-line transaction. After filling out the on-line renewal form you may select National only or National + Chapter dues as an option. Please insure that you include your Chapter’ name in the space on the form provided so that we can forward the dues to the Correct Chapter.
A revised on-line renewal form is located in the Members Area option which is available when you are logged in. Note the Members Area is only accessible to current members and does not appear as a pull-down option above until the member has entered their log-in credentials. Username is your email address and your password is your membership number. If you have forgotten your password, ask us to email it to you on this Contact form. We will attempt to send it to you within a day or two.
This same form may be used to update and submit changed contact information by selecting “Update” as application type and entering the updated information. If address information is being updated then use the New Member Application form and select “Update“
Members may always use the “New Member Application” which is available in the “About Silver Wings” menu when you are not logged in.
Individuals applying as New Members should use the “New Member Application” which is available in the “About Silver Wings” menu above and select the appropriate quarter in which you are applying. Dues amounts are prorated by calendar quarter and membership renewal will be due in the following January.
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. 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.