The Order of Daedalians is a fellowship organization that offers support throughout the entire military aviation profession. Qualified students receive foundation funding for flight training and college education, leading to successful careers. Active-duty aviators are nominated by their respective leaders for performance excellence to receive our Daedalian sponsored awards.
Our chapters, known as flights, facilitate networking to further the career of a transitioning retiree. And, as life shifts away from active flying, Daedalians pay it forward to the next generation while maintaining camaraderie with those who have served the nation at its highest calling. When you join the Daedalians, you link the selfless legacy of WWI pilots with tomorrow’s aviation heroes.
At the heart of the Daedalians, we memorialize the WWI pilots who were first to fly in time of war. We:
Daedalians have a united voice. Being part of the organization, you:
Airpower supremacy is crucial to our nation, and students supported through Daedalian programs will have the knowledge and training they need to take on leadership roles and protect our nation.
Being a Daedalian provides the opportunity to:
When you join the Daedalians, you:
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“I’ve been a Daedalian since induction in 1975 while assigned at Clark AB, RP. Over the years, Daedalians has allowed me to share, in many forms and venues, a mutual interest in the aviation career path and public service with those who possess common experience and values. While the means of sharing has expanded from the days of in-person lunches or dinners, only the method changed…not the warmth or the joy of sharing. Daedalians still delivers.”
Gen. Norton Schwatz, USAF (Ret)