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 08/14/18

Squadron Treasurer John Caoile's P-38L ready for another flight

[see also "Photo Gallery"]

We fly all sizes of radio control (RC) airplanes...

*** NEXT SQUADRON MEETING --  August 18, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Charles Reed III RC Airfield at Fleming Park, 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 en route to the Airfield? [Click here for KC Scout

FAA Registration:
FAA requires that if you fly RC models outdoors (besides "drone" or multirotor aircraft, it includes fixed wing aircraft) you are required to register. To register click on "FAA Registration"


Club Meetings-
    When: Our club meets the 3rd Saturday of each month.   Note for the August and September 2017 Club Meetings we will meet at 9 am at the Fleming Park RC Airfield.

    Where:    August-September come to the Charles Reed III RC Airfield in Fleming Park

                    October-May we meet at the
                   Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5789

                    329 SE Douglas St.
                    Lees Summit, MO.

    Time:    10:30 am

Next time you're in the area...please drop by either Fleming park or come to our next meeting...and talk about and see giant and any sized RC model airplanes! We welcome all RC pilots whatever your interests are...large aircraft, small aircraft, sport, warbirds, foamies, or multicopters. 

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).

Club Meeting:

Our August meeting will be held in between RC flying and grilling at the Fleming Park airfield.  We will continue to have our meetings during the summer flying season at this airfield. Come and enjoy the commaraderie, food and RC flying.  We also welcome new Squadron member James Johnson!! Although James is a begining RC pilot he is a very experienced chicken wing griller/smoker. He provided proof of his expertise at our last fly in/cook out at our May meeting at the field. James is a Vietnam Marine vet who work on F4 Phantom jets. Thank you for your service James and welcome!!
 The 49th Mid America Squadron was represented the Jayhawk Float Fly on June 23, 2018 hosted by the Jayhawk Model Masters club held at Clinton Lake just south of Lawrence, KS.
Members also attended the National Model Aviation Day celebration hosted by KCRC on August 11, 2018 and will be attending the Warbirds Fly In on September 8, 2018.

Show & Tell:
For last in door meeting we met at out regular location at the VFW in Lees Summit (3rd & Douglas).  For Show n Tell John Clay brought his new e Flight UMX Aero Commander for Show n Tell. The wingspan is about 28" with a length of 20" and AS3X stabilization system. It uses a 2s 450 mah to 800 mah LiPo for power. The nose gear is steerable...all landing gear is removable. It is a great looking airplane!


In the photos below Jerry Edwards is trying out demo videos on John Caoile's DJI Goggles he received for Christmas. John plans on using for First Person View (FPV) with his Phantom 4 drone for others while he is flying or installing camera's in his fixed wing aircraft. In the second photo Charlie Wiseman is not real sure what kind of big bug Jerry looks like!



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 2018:


President Ken Smith healeyman@att.net
Vice-President Charlie Wiseman
Secretary Jerry Edwards  JEDWARDS14@kc.rr.com
Treasurer   John Caoile me109pilot@sbcglobal.net
Safety Officer Charlie Wiseman
Park Rep.
Ken Smith healeyman@att.net
Jumbo Talk Editor

Jerry Edwards 


Web Master

John Caoile 


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).

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