Soar for Fun ~ November 1969
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!
We wrote an article for R/C Soaring Digest (with photos by Dave Garwood) that appeared in the January, 2012 issue (see page 84). Title: R/C Soaring in the Appalachian Mountains Near Cumberland, Maryland
Pete Carr wrote an article for R/C Soaring Digest that appeared in the December. 2011 issue (see page 16). Title: 45th Annual Cumberland Soar-for-Fun
Stéphane Ruelle wrote this nice article for Les Grands Planeurs RC about the 45th Annual Cumberland Soar for Fun (Use google to translate the link from French to English).
Stéphane Ruelle wrote this article for Les Grands Planeurs RC about our September 2012 (Birthday Celebration) Aerotow Event.