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 10/27/17]




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

[see also "Photo Gallery"]


We fly large size radio control (RC) airplanes...
JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!

*** NEXT SQUADRON MEETING --  November 18, 2017 at 10:30 am at the VFW Post 5789 at 329 SE Douglas St., 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

 


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:    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 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:

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


Club Meeting:

In our October meeting our VP Harold Wittte announced that he was resigning as our club VP. We appreciate all the years that Harold has served the 49th Squadron in so many roles including the IMAA Jumbo Fly-In we hosted at the former Richards-Gebaur AFB, the years he served as grill master for our Jumbo Jamborees and Military Fly-In's and of course as our club VP.  Harold will continue as a valued member but he admitted with age and personal matters he reluctantly resigned. THANK YOU HAROLD FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE!!!
October is also nomination of officers. John Caoile nominated Charlie Wiseman as the Squadron's VP for 2018. Charlie accepted the nomination. Charlie nominated the remaining existing officers in their current positions. We will be voting for these positions in the November club meeting.

Show & Tell:
For our October meeting we met at out regular location at the VFW in Lees Summit (3rd & Douglas).  For Show n Tell John Caoile brought his new Freewing T-45 Goshawk. It's a 90 mm electric ducted fan with a wing span of 44.8", navigation lights, sequenced doors with the retractable landing gear with spring struts, air brakes, and worm gear driven leading edge slats. First photo the air brakes and leading edge slats are extended, in the second photo a few club members are looking for the landing gear to come down, and last photo the gear are down and the landing light that automatically comes on.

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SEE YOU AT THE AIRFIELD OR THE NEXT MEETING!

Projects:

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 2017:

 

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.

Ken Smith healeyman@att.net
Jumbo Talk Editor  

Jerry Edwards  

JEDWARDS14@kc.rr.com

WebMaster 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. 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).  If concerned about crowds at Fleming Park our instructors also have access to a private RC field in the Raymore, MO areas.  

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

 

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