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Tri-Cities Model Aircraft Airport re-open

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. - A celebratory take off was held at the Tri-Cities Model Aircraft Airport in Kingsport, Tenn.

The tarmac-- designed for smaller, model planes-- is built on a landfill.

The ground had previously been eroded and needed some serious work for planes to be able to use.

Now, the Johnson City Radio Controllers finally have the funds to re-pave the runway and now it's re-opened!

The president of the organization says he hopes flying events like this will encourage a younger generation to participate.

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