Who are the Daedalians?
Thank you for visiting the Daedalians page. Our organization is comprised of rated military aviators from all branches of service. We honor, as our Founder Members, all World War I aviators who were commissioned as officers and rated as military pilots no later than the Armistice on Nov. 11, 1918.
Our members support the military services and other aerospace activities through a worldwide network of Daedalian flights. Our awards and scholarship programs encourage patriotism, integrity and good character in our nation’s youth, military careers as commissioned pilots, flight safety, and excellence in the performance of military duties. Our Daedalian Foundation scholarships promote studies in aerospace disciplines.
Our name came from the legend of Daedalus, who was the first person to accomplish heavier-than-air flight. It was considered that “Order of Daedalians” was both fitting and proper for an organization of those who were the first to fly their country’s airplanes in time of war.
Visit daedalians.org to learn more about our heritage, programs and members!