Our Name and History of the Airfield
The general area along the road going up Knobley Mountain to the airfield is known as High Point Acres. When we bought the property, it naturally followed that the airfield could be called High Point Acres Airfield…and so from there, we settled on HighPoint Aviation Airfield.
The property was first used as an airfield when Maynard Hill, and a support team from the DCRC Club, used the site for an altitude record attempt in the fall of 1967. No record was set, but the experience of flying from atop this scenic and beautiful mountain meadow was so amazing that everyone wanted to come back the next year just to fly for the fun of it, and so, the Annual Cumberland Soar for Fun was born.
Access was limited to once per year in November until we purchased the property in 1992. Over the next few years, it transitioned into a full-time R/C airfield with major events held in the spring, summer, and fall. If you have never visited the airfield, put it on your “bucket list” and plan to make the trip to this little corner of Wild, Wonderful, West Virginia. Make HighPoint Aviation Airfield your R/C flight destination!