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 2/15/19

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 --  March 16, 2019 at 10:30 am at VFW 329 SE Douglas St., Lees Summit, MO!***  


  We are 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. 

    Where:    June-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

    Note for Summer Meetings:  for June thru September Club Meetings we meet at 9 am at the Fleming Park RC Airfield.

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:

Summary of 2018 Squadron Flying - click to see photos of some of our club activities in 2018.

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

Club Meeting:

At the December meeting the members voted to retain the existing officers for 2019. It was also agreed that the location for the club meetings would continue as it did for 2018. Thus during the months of October through May we would meet at the VFW and during the summer months of June through September we will be meeting at the Charles W. Reed RC Field in Fleming Park.
In addition our VP Charlie Wiseman and Secretary Jerry Edwards with members of other RC clubs in Jackson County, MO met with Jackson County Parks and Recreation. Among the items discussed included flying RC float planes off the water at Lake Jacomo. It was well received as long as the flying does not interfere with the boating activities. Details will be forthcoming as this new potential develops.

Show & Tell: Steve McCale showed his 1/4th scale Spad 7 in the back of his truck that had been hanging from the ceiling in Hobby Haven. It has a Zenoah G38 for power (see photos in Projects below). He will be flying it soon at Fleming Park.

Glenn Gill brought his Sig LT-40 in which he'd installed a HiTec stabilization system. Glenn installed it to help with taking off from the water when he installs floats.

At an earlier meeting 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! John test flew it late last summer with high rates...was very fast and very responsive. John says he'll fly it next time using the lower rates.




Here are photos of a few of the 49th Squadron members projects (of course we love anything that flies but especially warbirds):
First is Steve McCales Curtis Jenny with original covering which he stripped off and is in the process of re-covering it with silkspan (next photo). He has some re-hinging planned as well as painting it with the correct period colors and installing a pilot.
The third photo is John Caoile's P-38L which is in the process of having working struts installed. The last two photos are Steve McCales new Spad 7.





49th Squadron Club Officers and Representatives for 2019:


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