How to join the Daedalians

Eligibility Criteria

A commissioned officer, or warrant officer, in any component of the U.S. armed forces in any of the following rated positions is eligible for membership in the Daedalians:

  • Pilot
  • Navigator, Combat Systems Officer (CSO)
  • Naval Flight Officer (NFO)
  • Air Battle Manager (ABM)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) pilot
  • Flight Surgeon
  • Astronaut
  • Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP)

Those qualified who are no longer affiliated with the military must have been honorably discharged. All ratings must have been received by successfully completing a U.S. military aviation training program.

Application Form

You may download the current application with the link below. Complete it and email it to

The National Order of Daedalians official web site membership page may contain additional information regarding joining the Order including options for Life membership. Interested applicants must be members in good standing with the National Order before they can join a local flight.

Friends of the Flight

Local Daedalian Flights have the option to confer adjunct status on individuals that the Flight would like to have affiliate with the Flight but who do not otherwise meet Daedalian membership criteria. Please contact a local flight if you are interested in seeking status as a Friend of the Flight.