Silver Wings is a national, co-ed, professional organization dedicated to creating proactive, knowledgeable, and effective civic leaders through community service and education about national defense. Silver Wings at UCF is a sister chapter to the UCF AAS squadron and welcomes both cadets and non-cadet members.
Silver Wings, originally known as Angel Flight, was founded in 1951 and nationally recognized as a sister organization of Arnold Air Society in 1952. Angel Flight began attending the Arnold Air Society National Conclave in 1957. Silver Wings (SW) and Arnold Air Society (AAS) jointly hold the National Conclave where all members of SW and AAS are invited to discuss matters within the organizations. During this event, business meetings are conducted and local chapters and regions vote on various resolutions and amendments to their manuals. In 1996, Angel Flight changed their mission and goals away from being a military-support oriented organization to further diversify their organization. In 1998 the National Conclave changed the organization’s name to “Silver Wings,” functioning as a civilian organization focused on community service, leadership, and professional development.