the Advancement and Enjoyment of Building and Safely Flying
Giant Size R/C Aircraft"
[Page Updated 02/13/18
[see also "Photo Gallery"]
*** NEXT SQUADRON MEETING -- February 17, 2018 at 10:30 am at
the VFW Post 5789 at 329 SE Douglas St., Lees Summit, MO!***
We fly all sizes of radio control (RC) airplanes...
JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!
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?
How Is Traffic en route to the Airfield? [Click here for KC Scout
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: 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:In our first meeting of 2018 meeting CharlieWiseman was present as the Squadron's VP for 2018. Among our first events for 2018 will be a Spring time Cook n Fly event. The exact date will be decided during the February meeting. This will be a non-sanctioned, bring what you fly event! It may turn out to be a maiden flight day for all those winter projects that have been completed or get back to flying competently after being grounded from winter weather.
For our January 2018 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 last photo John was describing how large this plane was before he washed it!
Here are photos of a few of
the 49th Squadron members projects (of course we love anything
that flies but especially warbirds):
PAST SQUADRON EVENTS
49th Squadron Club Officers and Representatives for 2018:
|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 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).
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