HighPoint Aviation Airfield
A Premier R/C Soaring Destination
Route 28 South
*Take Industrial Blvd/Airport Exit from I-68 on cross-town bridge. Merge onto Industrial Blvd. and stay in right lane.
*Take Canal Parkway Exit on right and continue to the Potomac River Bridge into West Virginia.
*Parkway becomes West Virginia Route 28 after crossing the bridge.
*Continue south on Route 28 for approximately 2.5 miles to Heavener Road (Route 28 Auto Sales is located at this intersection).
*Turn right onto Heavener Road, drive 0.2 miles to the top of the hill.
*Heavener Road is a paved road.
*Turn left at top of hill onto Thicket Drive which is an unpaved road.
*Various maps label this road as Old Ridgeley Road, Ridge Road, and Thicket Drive. The current official name is Thicket Drive.
*Continue 0.3 miles on Thicket Drive.
*Thicket Drive passes under power lines.
*Continue on a short distance to intersection with Sunnyside Drive.
*Turn left onto Sunnyside Drive.
*Continue short distance to the divide.
* Keep right at the divide.
*This road is unmarked but appears on some maps as Mountain Road or Old Ridgeley Road.
*From this point it is about 1.2 miles to the HighPoint Aviation Airfield on top of Knobley Mountain.
*From the divide, Mountain Road makes a turn to the right and then there is a gate. This gate will be open during events, but is locked at all other times.
*This area of mountain Road has a steep bank on the right side and a steep drop-off on the left side.
*After this section, the road climbs uphill and there are "breakers" across the road for water runoff/erosion control. Drive slow and steady over these and try to avoid spinning your wheels.
*About half way up, the road makes a very sharp left-hand turn. There is a wide relatively flat area here in case someone needs to pass going the opposite direction.
Hangar at Top
*Continue on from the hairpin turn to the crest of the hill. There is another gate at this location which will be open during events but is locked at all other times.
*Beyond this gate, continue downhill into the open field and then uphill to the HighPoint Aviation Hangar at the top of the field.
The parking/pit area for pilots is to the lower side of the hangar.
*Parking areas for visitors are located on both ends of the hangar.