And thank you for visiting my website here at New England Wings-Custom Aerial Photography. “Where the sky’s the limit”.
Born and raised in the beautiful South End, (“The Globe”)of Fall River, Mass. I am the proud son of Mr. George P. Silvia, Carpenter, Builder & Mason and Mrs. Edna May (Gregory) Silvia, a devoted, caring and loving Mother. A true Domestic Engineer, working part time at Lord’s Dress Shop in downtown Fall River.
I have an identical twin brother, Gerald G. Silvia, aka, (Deno), living in Key Largo, Fla. We are beloved brothers of the late Donna Silvia (Renaud). A long-time employee as a school bus driver, and resident of Lakeville, Mass.
For as far back as I can recall, I enjoyed riding my bicycle to the airport in Fall River, as so many of us did. But…my watching those small private planes taking off and landing for hours on end, I truly wanted to be a pilot one day. I just knew that I would experience the feelings that those private pilots flying back then did. Leaving towards the heavens, (not giving a single thought about FAA airspace, rules and regulations), and being able to come back and land safely back to earth.
One month after my 18th birthday, on Dec. 16, 1964, I fulfilled another lifelong dream, and earned the title as a “United States Marine”. I served my Country honorably, with more pride than I ever thought possible. I deployed to Vietnam during the “Tet” Offensive in 1968, where my future as a career Marine was over in a flash.
I was medivaced back to Chelsea Naval Hospital in Chelsea Mass. After a month or so of therapy, I was deemed physically qualified enough to be Honorably Discharged. Here we are today, 43 years after a long, long journey with my own personal recovery and my childhood dreams came to be in 1995, when I left this earth as a pilot, and a Marine, with a vision to be alone and at peace in the majestic skies of New England’s infamous islands, beaches and some of the most spectacular shore lines in the world.
I started taking aerial photos early on. Searching for better equiptment and more modern ways to photograph areas of interest. Not only for my personal enjoyment, but to at long last, share the beautiful and majestic views of the most picturest place on earth, New England, for all to see.
New England Wings
Custom Aerial Photography
323 Sanford Road
Westport, Mass. 02790
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