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 11/16/13

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 -- December 21, 2013 10:30 am at Fleming Park Airfield, Lees Summit, MO!***

  The "49th" is a chartered chapter (#049) of the International Miniature Aircraft Association (IMAA).

  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 [except September meeting will be at Fleming Park airfield!!]

    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:


The 2014 events for the Squadron are still be discussed.

We are looking at a non-sanctioned Spring Fly In - Cook Out In at Fleming Park. Would be  like a club day only anyone with a AMA and Jackson County Park permit can attend. Alternatively this may also be held at Watkins RC Airfield just outside Raymore, MO (only an AMA license is required at Watkins).  We will keep you posted as to location and date.

FLOAT FLY!!! We are also looking into having a float fly hopefully at Higginsville, MO City Lake. This is only in the discussion stages and will also discuss with area clubs. More to come as planning proceeds.






SEPTEMBER 7, 2013:   We would also urge warbird pilots and spectators to attend the next war bird fly in at Fleming Park in Lees Summit. This fly in will be hosted by the Kansas City Radio Control Club. The 49th Squadron shares the field with KCRC.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2013: CLUB DAY Fly-In Cook Out!!:  On SEPTEMBER 21, 2013 the 49th Squadron had their monthly meeting with our "Club Day" YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A MEMBER!! We'll get the grill out and grill some hot dogs or brats, hamburgers. We'll do what we always do...fly, shoot the bull, fly, shoot the bull, fly, eat...join the camaraderie! WE'LL START FLYING AT 9 AM. ALL ARE WELCOME!! Membership not required but do need to have a Jackson County Park permit and AMA license...we won't be checking but the Park Rangers may. John Caoile was able to get the first flight of his FlyZone Micro P-38.  Its an extreme from his G-62 powered Nosen Giant Stik.



JULY 6, 2013:  MILITARY FLY-IN  we had our military fly-in at the Fleming Park RC Field. What great fun. There were 28 registered pilots who brough 61 warbirds of all sizes. Photos are on our Facebook page and on Flickr. Our raffle plane a Flyzone RTF F4U Corsair was won by Carlos Rios...congratulation Carlos!!









49th Squadron Club Officers and Representatives for 2014:


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.

Glenn Gill glenn@kcnet.com

Field Reporters  

Wayne Oyler

Jumbo Talk Editor  

Jerry Edwards  


WebMaster John Caoile me109pilot@sbcglobal.net
Squadron Librarian 

Ken Smith

Club Historian 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. 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
Wayne Oyler                    coyler4@comcast.net

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