The Mission Statement


Advocate for air and space power and honor those who flew and fly in defense of our nation.


  • To Place Nation Above Self (Patriotism)
  • To Be Worthy of the Trust and Confidence of a Fellow Daedalian (Personal Integrity and Character)

The Objectives of the Daedalians

The above tenets are the basis for the following objectives of the Daedalians:

  • Support the current Total Force (Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and Civil Air Patrol);
  • Educate Americans to the advantages of air and space power;
  • Promote the rewards of a career in military aviation to young Americans;
  • Honor the legacy of our Founder Members and all who have flown in defense of our nation;
  • Encourage and recognize improvements in flight safety, weapons development, combat support and the overall effectiveness of air and space power;
  • Recognize exceptional performance by military aviators; and
  • Actively recruit qualified new members to perpetuate the traditions and prestige of the Daedalians and accomplish its stated objectives.


We will inspire tomorrow’s military aviators to selflessly serve the Nation.