the Advancement and Enjoyment of Building and Safely Flying
Giant Size R/C Aircraft"
[Page Updated 7/14/20
[see also "Photo Gallery"]
*** NEXT SQUADRON MEETING -- July 18, 2020 at 10:30 am at the
Charles W Reed III RC Flying Field at Fleming Park, Lees Summit,
We fly all sizes of radio control (RC) airplanes...
JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!
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?
How Is Traffic en route to the Airfield?
[Click here for KC Scout
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"
When: Our club meets the 3rd Saturday of each month.
Where: April-September come to the Charles Reed
III RC Airfield in Fleming Park
we meet at the
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 5789
329 SE Douglas St.
Lees Summit, MO.
Time: 10:30 am
for Summer Meetings:
for April thru September
Club Meetings we start flying at 9 am at the Fleming Park RC
Airfield. Our club meeting will be at 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:
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).
The club decided to start
having our summer monthly meetings at the Charles Reed III
Airfield in Fleming Park starting with the April 20th
meeting. John Caoile presented a "Member Participation Plan"
which provides points to members for a wide range of
activities from bringing items of interest to Show n Tell,
to writing articles for the club newsletters, to flying at
club events or attending other clubs fly-ins (and
reporting), or recruiting a new member. This year the winner
with a giant scale kit of a Extra 200 or Giant Stinger
donated by a club member. 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
& Tell: Steve McCale showed and
demonstrated the pilot he'll be installing in his 1/4th
scale Spad. The pilot will be turning his head with the
direction of the rudder. This big biplane has a Zenoah G38
for power (see photos below). He has now been flying it at
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 1/4 scale Spad 7.
PAST SQUADRON EVENTS
49th Squadron Club Officers and Representatives for 2020:
|Safety Officer||Charlie Wiseman
49th Jumbo Squadron Flight
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 an electric "Apprentice" as well as a glow powered 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).
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
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