Membership Categories

Formal Memberships-

Named Membership- Our Named Members perpetuate the legacy of our Founder Members. Dues are paid annually.

Life Membership- Named and Hereditary Members may also become Life Members. By becoming a Life Member, you’re making a direct investment in tomorrow’s military aviators. With a one-time payment, you invest in tomorrow's aviators and are a member for life!

Hereditery Membership- A direct line descendant, by birth or adoption, of a Founder Member may become a Hereditary Member. You do not need to be an aviator or have military experience.

Informal Participation-

Individuals who are not eligible for formal membership are still welcome and encouraged to participate in many of the events hosted by Founders Flight. We are always open to individuals who have a love for aviation and want to give back to their community.

Friends of the Flight- Individuals who are actively engaged in the Daedalians organization but are not eligible for formal membership may become a Friend of the Flight. A type of informal membership, Friends of the Flight can be recognized by local flights for local flight engagement and demonstrating the characteristics of a Daedalian. Friends of the Flight may even serve in some officer positions.

Benefits of becoming a Daedalian


We are a professional organization of military aviators. Members are of one spirit of familiarity to the world of military aviation and there is trust that exists between our members.


Daedalians promote the rewards of a career in military aviation to young Americans and mentor those who are fresh in their careers. Giving back to the professional community raises the profile and stature of our members.


Daedalians take pride in ownership by sponsoring awards for exceptional active duty aviators as well as awards for safety, education and training, service, weapon systems and advocacy. These awards shine a light on outstanding work that should be showcased but might otherwise have remained undiscovered.


Daedalians have a concern for human welfare and advancement. The Daedalian Foundation fosters scholarship and flying training programs as well as awards at the high school level. Each generation inspires a new generation of military aviators within their own community.

Local Flights

Local chapters exist for sharing experiences, networking and community involvement. There are one-of-a-kind chapter events built around learning and engagement, and staying abreast of military aviation developments.

Virtual Flight

An electronic chapter designed for those who do not have the time, ability or proximity to a local flight to attend traditional meetings, this page offers visitors an interactive look at aviation with activities designed to keep Daedalians in the loop with current and historical aviation topics.

Quarterly Daedalus Flyer Magazine

The Daedalus Flyer is a quarterly magazine designed to educate readers about military missions and airpower, and to inform them of the success of Daedalian programs. Free to members, this publication is available to other organizations who advocate for airpower’s current Total Forces.

Weekly Airpower Blog

An exchange of articles about airpower representing all services and other civilian agencies as applicable. Readers are encouraged to submit their own articles for publication, and comment on stories as well.

Monthly Aviator Newsletter

A monthly production that presents news on aviation, military history, and current acts of altruism.

Rich Heritage

We honor those who served in World War I by tying a new member to one who flew first in defense or our nation. No other aviation community carries their history back to World War I aviation in such a personal way. Every named member carries forth the legacy of these pilots. Your named membership will be forever entwined with this rich heritage.