About Us

The DSM Modelaires is an AMA chartered radio controlled model airplane club operating two private flying fields near Des Moines, Iowa. Both fields have artificial hard-surface runways and we are equipped with safety fences and spectator areas.

Learn to Fly

We welcome the opportunity to teach new pilots about RC aircraft and how to fly. We offer lessons at both fields - click here to learn more...

Join the Club

Joining is simple and membership provides year-round access to both fields. Click here to learn more...

Map / Contact

Maps and driving directions can be found here...

Events Calendar

We host several events and meetings each year - check out our calendar to see what's coming up...

Discussion Forums

Our club is community that enjoys sharing information about the hobby and keeping in touch. Use these forums to reach out to the club...

Newsletter Archive

This website is a great resource for current and prospective members, but we also have a wealth of information in our past newsletters. Check them out here...

Club History

Check out this very interesting history of the DSMM.

News and Info

Check here often for the latest blog entries, articles and event updates.

2023 Membership Application

Please fill out the application at the link below and send to Jon Messerschmidt – his contact info is listed below. Jon Messerschmidt2834 SW Cedarwood LnAnkeny, IA 50023 Cell#: 515-346-0039Email: jonmesser109@gmail.com

Get in Touch

Find us at the field

West Field: T Avenue (West of Grimes, Iowa - 1/4 mile south of Hwy 44)
Latitude: 41 40 51 N
Longitude: 93 54 45 W

E. Paul Johnson Field (EPJ): 12559 NE 72nd, Polk Count, Iowa (East of Elkhart, Iowa)
Latitude: 41 47 25 N
Longitude: 93 27 51 W