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Last Updated: Saturday, 22 September 2007, 15:37 GMT 16:37 UK
Pilots flying high over Alderney
Alderney from the air
More than 20 planes compete
Some of Europe's best pilots will be racing in the skies above Alderney at the weekend.

The island is hosting the 11th annual Alderney Air Race, seen by some as the climax of the British and European Championship season.

Aircraft with top speeds of between 120 and 240mph will be competing.

The course is around the island from Fort Raz to the Braye Breakwater, Burhou island and the Casquets Lighthouse.

More than 20 planes from throughout the British Isles compete in the 100-plus mile (161 plus km) races.

The event is part of the Royal Aero Club's British Air Racing Championships.




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