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Model jets soaring over northern Berks this weekend

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Aug 02 2013 02:45:58 PM CDT
Updated On: Aug 02 2013 02:48:21 PM CDT
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Andrew Goodwin/69 News

PERRY TWP., Pa. -

Model plane enthusiasts are flying high in Berks County this weekend.

More than 50 pilots from across the country are sending their model jets up in the air for the annual Hamburg Summer Afterburner at the Hamburg Farview R. C. Club in Perry Township.

The jets can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, organizers said.

The event will continue through the weekend.