The Daedalians are a fraternal order of military aviators. The organization was formed in 1934 to honor the WW I pilots who were first fly in defense of our country. Today the Daedalians are a professional organization that honors all who have flown in defense of our country and counts among its objectives promoting the rewards of a career in military aviation to young Americans; encouraging improvements in flight safety, weapons development and combat support; and recognizing exceptional performance by military aviators.
There are approximately 11,000 Daedalians in 74 flights across the U.S. and Europe. Membership is open to active duty, retired, or former military pilots from any service as well as navigators, air battle managers, naval flight officers, flight surgeons, and RPA pilots.
Davis-Monthan AFB is home to the Daedalian’s Old Pueblo Flight 12. The flight stood up in 1963 with 53 members across three states – Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Among the original members was Senator Barry Goldwater. Today the Old Pueblo Flight is a Tucson-based organization with 130 members. The flight includes Air Force, Army and Navy members; numerous combat veterans; and three POWs from the Vietnam war. The flight meets the third Thursday of the month (SEP – MAY) for a luncheon and military aviation speaker.
The Old Pueblo Flight is actively engaged in realizing the objectives of the National Order:
Old Pueblo Flight Members Greet the D-Day Doll at the Tucson Airport
8 May 2019
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Old Pueblo Daedalian Flight
2019 Pilot of the Year
Capt Kyle Adkison
354th Fighter Squadron
This new award recognizes that making the flying mission happen extends well beyond the confines of the cockpit. In fact, it begins with a chain of effort, populated by a professional cadre of junior NCOs, who invest hours of work in advance of every sortie. The award is one way the Old Pueblo Flight achieves one of the objectives of Daedalians – to encourage and recognize improvements in combat support and the overall effectiveness of air power. Without the collective effort of these young NCOs there would be no air power.
During its monthly luncheon, the Old Pueblo Flight presented its first Outstanding Mission Support Award to TSgt Michael Harvey, 855th Maintenance Squadron at Nellis AFB.