Welcome to The Silver Wings Fraternity!
Hospitality at Sun’n Fun 2018 — (5/9/18)
Another Sun’n Fun fly-in is now in the books. The members of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter were on hand again this year to staff the Fraternity’s “hospitality cottage” at the event. As you probably know, SWF members enjoy the warm friendship and the cool shade offered at our building which has been newly fitted with a large awning covering our spacious back deck. It is also a handy place to renew memberships and get the best deal at the airshow on lunch! We light the BBQ grill and, for a modest donation, provide a complete lunch for our members and a guest.
We were disappointed to hear that the USAF Thunderbirds had to cancel there participation this year, but the sounds and smell of jets were still in the air each day thanks to some USN F/A-18 Hornets and USAF F-15s that demonstrated their awesome power and maneuverability. There was a robust airshow each day with beautiful aerobatics performed to precision by top performers including SWF member Julie Clark who flew in the show on Thursday and Saturday in her signature T-34.
If you missed the show this year, then plan to make it next year!
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.
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.