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Miniature Aircraft finals

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BENTON CITY, Wash.—Saturday was the first day for the International Miniature Aircraft finals.

About 25 competitors went to fly against pilots from all over the Northwest.  Pilots are judged on takeoff, landing and tricks.  There are three levels, which are beginner, intermediate and advanced.  First, second and third place winners receive trophies at the end of the week.

The event brings in about $300 that goes toward the Miniature Aircraft Association.

"We were really worried all week because of the rain but today the weather started clearing up. We got a bunch of practice flights in today. It's just beautiful. It's 80 degrees. It's supposed to be nice tomorrow, it's just a glorious day to be out visiting and having fun," David Miller, Miniature Aircraft Association President.

Sunday is the last day for the competition.  It begins at 7:00am and will last until 12:00pm.  The event takes place just off of Highway 225 near Benton City.