Of what significance are they?
The origin of the distinctive device for Aviators (Wings) is somewhat obscure. It appears that aviators themselves voiced the need for a distinguishing mark back in 1913. The wings have stood as an icon for crew members that have met the requirements and qualifications standards based on guidelines set-forth to earn associated rank. The insignia could be worn by qualified personnel serving in an aircrew rank and is a symbol that the individual who displays the wings has acquired the specific professional skills, knowledge and experience necessary to serve in that capacity.
Wings are presented in the tradition of aviators as a symbol that you have acquired the skills and knowledge to perform the duties of a Cabin Safety Professional. Regardless of how you choose to display your wings, they should serve as a reminder that you represent decades of commitment to aviation safety and as such, you vow to uphold those values as a recognized aviation professional.
"And once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been and there you long to return."
- Leonardo Da Vinci
HISTORY OF WINGS