Welcome to the

49th Mid-America Jumbo Squadron


"Dedicated to the Advancement and Enjoyment of Building and Safely Flying Giant Size R/C Aircraft"
[Page Updated 10/4/16]

General view of the noon lineup at the Squadron's "Military Fly In" of 2013

[a special thank you to all the pilots and sponsors who made this a great event!]


[see also "Photo Gallery"]

We fly large size radio control (RC) airplanes...

*** NEXT SQUADRON MEETING -- October 15, 10:30 am at the VFW, 3rd & Douglas, Lees Summit, MO!***


  We are also a chapter (#1928) of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).

Where is our RC Airfield?

We're located in the Kansas City area in beautiful Fleming Park in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri at the Charles W. Reed III Memorial RC Airfield.  (click here for a map to the field).

Is It Flying Weather at the Airfield?
[check here before you head out]. 

How Is Traffic Enroute to the Airfield? [Click here for KC Scout


Club Meetings-
    When: Our club meets the 3rd Saturday of each month.

    Where:    Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5789
                    4th & Douglas St.
                    Lees Summit, MO.

    Time:    10:30 am

Next time you're in the area...please drop by either the park for our next meeting...and talk about and see giant sized RC model airplanes!

Our meetings are very informal and like all we do...intended to be a fun and enjoyable activity....usually we have:

JOIN THE 49TH MID AMERICA JUMBO SQUADRON!! (click here to get our membership form).


FALL Fly In - Cook Out:  This event is was held October 1, 2016. This event was held at Fleming Park in eastern Jackson County.  This was a non-sanctioned AMA event thus if you do not hold a Jackson County Park permit you would need to get a day permit from the Jackson County Parks & Recreation. There was no landing fee just a lot of comaraderie. The 49th Squadron provided the food!!  Many of the members brought large and small J-3 Cubs as well as warbirdsAny question please email one of our officers.

Next meeting we will be planning our 2017 events including a Spring Fly In - Cook Out as well as a Warbird Fly-In in June or July (to be determined).




Show & Tell:

At our May 2015 Meeting, Dave Forrer brought his electric Cessna 421. I was raining outside so we looked at it from his pickup truck after the meeting. We'll get more info and post it here but it is a good looking airplane.

At our March 2015 Meeting, Brian Vermillion brought his Flyzone FW-190. No photos at this time but in the near future. Brian likes warbirds almost as much as myself, maybe more. He has also completed a Seagull "AT-6 Texan". With nicer weather coming we'll need to bring out the birds in the hangers.

At our February 2015 Meeting, Glenn Gill brought in his "old" Lanier Husky. He didn't bring the wing but it has a wingspan of 106" and powered with a Saito 1.82 twin cylinder four stroke engine. He had also added an on-board glow system that he could turn on with one of his transmitter switches. Glenn said he has one flight on the Husky. We're anxious to see it fly when the weather cooperates.

(click photos to enlarge)



Here are photos of a few of the 49th Squadron members projects (of course we love anything that flies but especially warbirds):





49th Squadron Club Officers and Representatives for 2016:


President Ken Smith healeyman@att.net
Vice-President Harold Witte jungmeister@sbcglobal.net
Secretary Jerry Edwards  JEDWARDS14@kc.rr.com
Treasurer   John Caoile me109pilot@sbcglobal.net
Safety Officer Harold Witte jungmeister@sbcglobal.net

Park Rep.

Ken Smith healeyman@att.net
Jumbo Talk Editor  

Jerry Edwards  


WebMaster John Caoile me109pilot@sbcglobal.net

49th Jumbo Squadron Flight Instructors:
The following are the clubs' trainers' extraordinaire of which at any time the weather is good you can usually find at least one of them at the flying field. We have two Sig LT-40 sized trainer aircraft which we use to train new members. Or bring your own airplane and a desire to learn and you will solo...eventually (AMA insurance and Jackson County RC Permit is required).  If concerned about crowds at Fleming Park our instructors also have access to a private RC field in the Raymore, MO areas.  

John Caoile me109pilot@sbcglobal.net
Jerry Edwards  JEDWARDS14@kc.rr.com

Fleming Park RC Airfield

[photo by John Caoile]

The 49th Squadron shares this Jackson County owned airfield with the Kansas City Radio Control (KCRC) club. The Charles W. Reed III RC Airfield consists of a 500 foot long by 50 foot wide, asphalt-paved runway with an adjacent 25 foot wide grass runway on the east side. Both clubs also share duties to help maintain the field along with the Jackson County Parks and Recreation Department. Low safety fencing protects the pilots who can stand on concrete pads.[Map showing the RC Airfield--created with MS Streets 98]

  View of the airfield looking east from the parking lot.

View of the shelter house & frequency control setup looking south.

[Photos taken by Darrel Brower]

Photo Gallery we

(click the event for photos)

July 12, 2008    Military Fly-In (click these two links for photos) Military Fly-In 1(Thun's photos), Military Fly-In2  and Military Fly-In3

August 25, 2007 Jumbo Jamboree

July 7, 2007 Military Fly-In

August 26, 2006 Jumbo Jamboree

July 22, 2006 Harvesters Charity Fly-In

July 8, 2006: Military Fly-In1 and also Military Fly-In2

May 6, 2006: Spring Fun Fly

October 1, 2005: Bring What You Fly Fly-In (Fall Fly-In)

August 27, 2005: Annual Jumbo Jamboree and also Jamboree 2005.

July 9, 2005: 49th Squadron Military (Warbird) Fly-In

June 12, 2004: Watkins Field 2004 Invitational Fly-In

August 28, 2004: 49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree for 2004. and Jamboree 2004:

July 12, 2003: 49th Squadron Club Day

August 23, 2003: 49th Squadron Jumbo Jamboree

October 4, 2003: Watkins Field Invitational Fly-In