We welcome commissioned military officers, warrant officers or Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in any component of the United States Armed Forces who is a pilot, navigator, combat systems officer (CSO), naval flight officer (NFO), air battle manager (ABM), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilot or flight surgeon of heavier-than-air-powered aircraft or astronaut. Direct line descendants of our Founding Members are qualified as well.
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The Daedalians recognize those who have made remarkable strides in the aviation community but would not otherwise qualify through our Honorary Membership. The National Board of Directors screens recommendations and selects the nominee to be voted on by the active membership. At least three-quarters of the votes cast must be in favor of the nominee’s designation as an Honorary Member. The number of living Honorary Members shall not exceed 15 at any one time.
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“The Daedalian organization offers something for everyone at every level who wants to be involved in military aviation — it is a forum for pilots who enjoy the camaraderie of others who have flown and share their interest in flight; it provides a wealth of mentoring opportunities for pilots who currently fly to learn from those who have flown; and it provides a foundation for those who want to fly to begin to develop piloting skills and share the history of aviation.”
Gen. Howie Chandler, USAF (Ret)