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Posted: Friday, January 20, 2012 4:59 pm

The Arizona Model Aviators will fly back into town this month to the eighth annual Arizona Electric Festival in Apache Junction.

The all-electric radio control model airplane and helicopter event will take place Jan. 26-29 at Superstition Airpark near Brown and Meridian roads.

More than 100 pilots are expected to show off their aircraft and flying skills. Gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The traditional night flying will take place from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m. Friday. The event resumes from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is free, but parking is $6 per vehicle. RV parking will also be available for $10 per night. To reserve a RV parking spot, e-mail

Aaron Lichtenwalner at

Pilots are encouraged to register. Registration for pilots is $40. Information:

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