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Many different achievements related to paper airplanes are recognized and tracked by Guinness World Records. If you want to hold a paper airplane world records, you can try for distance, time aloft, largest, or highest launch. You can also make the longest chain of paper airplanes, or launch the most paper planes simultaneously. Or, if you really want to impress your friends, you can throw the most paper airplanes into a watermelon in one minute!
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The Guinness World Record for the longest distance flown by a paper airplane is 77.134 meters (253 ft). This was achieved on April 16, 2022 in South Korea by Kim Kyu Tae, Shin Moo Joon and Chee Yie Jian. It was a team effort, with Chee designing the paper airplane, Shin folding it and Kim throwing it. The team believes that they can eventually break 80 meters if they can find a larger indoor arena. Their record breaking paper plane design is a closely guarded secret for now.
Previous to this, the record was held by Joe Ayoob from the USA with a distance of 69.14 meters (227 ft) set in 2012. The first official record for paper airplane distance was set in 1985 by Tony Felch from the USA. It flew a "measly" 58.82 meters (193 ft).
The longest flight time of a paper airplane is a duration of 29.2 seconds. This world record achievement was made in 2010 by Takuo Toda from Japan. Toda, the chairman of the International Paper Airplane Association, hopes to break the 30 second barrier some day. According to him, the secret to a long flight is to throw the paper airplane nearly straight up to get the most height. This gives the glider a long time to go in circles before reaching the ground.
The world's largest flying paper airplane is a 24 kg (53 lb) glider that flew 18 meters (59 ft) when thrown off a platform by a single (strong) person. This paper airplane has a wingspan of 18.21 meters (60 ft) and a length of 5.16 meters (17 ft). It was constructed in Braunschweig, Germany in 2013 by a team of 16 university students and employees.
A larger paper airplane was constructed in Fitchburg, USA in 2018, but it was not able to fly so it cannot qualify for this world record. This "paper airplane sculpture" weighs 680 kg (1500 lb) and is 19.5 meters (64 ft) long.
The Guinness World Record for the highest launch of a paper plane is 35 km (21.7 miles). This paper airplane was launched from a weather balloon in 2015 by a high school science club in the UK. This is higher than a real aircraft can fly and almost a third of the way to outer space. It landed more than 40 km away from the launch site.
Another team launched a bunch of paper airplanes from 37 km (23 miles) above Germany, which is technically higher, but this attempt was not verified by Guinness World Records. According to this project, some of these airplanes were recovered in North America and Australia, potentially making these the furthest flying paper airplanes as well.
Are you eager to get your 15 minutes of fame with your own paper airplane world record? Take a look at the records above and determine which one you think you can beat. In this author's opinion, folding and throwing a paper airplane in under 7 seconds seems beatable. Or, you can always try to throw 14 paper planes into a watermelon!
Once you have picked a record, practice, practice, practice. If you are successful, then you will need to make an official record breaking attempt. To do this, you must create an account at Guinness World Records and submit an application. After a 12 week wait you will receive the official guidelines. You must follow these guidelines exactly to the letter and submit photographic and video evidence of your achievement along with witness statements and other documentation. The paperwork alone may be more difficult than the actual record breaking attempt. Good luck and let us know how it goes!
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) - Residents of a Massachusetts city are hoping to set a world record for the largest paper airplane. The Revolving Museum of Fitchburg revealed a 64-foot-long (19.5-meter-long) plane at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport on Tuesday. There was no plan to fly the nearly 1-ton (0.9-metric ton) contraption.
Fitchburg artist Jerry Beck tells the Sentinel & Enterprise he wanted to break the world record for the largest paper airplane to take flight but the hangar it was built in was too small to accommodate a wide enough wing span to support the glue-shallacked plane.
A paper plane (also known as a paper airplane in American English or paper aeroplane in British English) is a toy aircraft, usually a glider made out of single folded sheet of paper or paperboard. A simple nose-heavy paper plane, thrown like a dart, is also known as a paper dart.
The construction of a paper airplane, by Ludwig Prandtl at the 1924 banquet of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, was dismissed as an artless exercise by Theodore von Kármán:
Prandtl was also somewhat impulsive. I recall that on one occasion at a rather dignified dinner meeting following a conference in Delft, Holland, my sister, who sat next to him at the table, asked him a question on the mechanics of flight. He started to explain; in the course of it he picked up a paper menu and fashioned a small model airplane, without thinking where he was. It landed on the shirtfront of the French Minister of Education, much to the embarrassment of my sister and others at the banquet.
In Japan in the late 1960s, Professor Yasuaki Ninomiya designed an advanced type of paper aircraft, which were published in two books, Jet Age Jamboree (1966) and Airborne All-Stars (1967). Designs from these books were later sold as the 'White Wings' Series of paper glider packs from the 1970s to the present day.
Public interest in the gliders, and their publishing success, allowed some of the development to be broadcast on South African television during 1988 on the first book's release, and again 1993, to coincide with a national paper aeroplane competition tied to Paper Pilot 3's release.
The Bungee system publish parallels, at a smaller scale, the practice used in radio controlled and full-size sailplane launches, at a fraction of the cost and complexity. To date, this is the only known example of such a launch system applied to a paper model aeroplane type published in book form.
The world's first known published paper autogyro (engineless helicopter) by Richard K Neu appeared in "The Great International Paper Airplane Book" published in 1967. Its wings fly in a circle around a central ballast shaft as it descends vertically. This basic design has been published several times and is widely known.
The world's first known published forward-gliding paper autogyro with forward-pointing body lifted by spinning blades was built by James Zongker. It appears on page 53 of "The Paper Airplane Book: The Official Book of the Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest" published in 1985 by Science Magazine. Its twin contra-rotating blades automatically spin on paper axles upon launch to provide lift.
Altogether, the aerodynamic forces co-interact, creating turbulence that amplifies small changes in the surface of the paper aircraft. Modifications can be made to most paper airplanes by bending, curving or making small cuts in the trailing edges of wings and in the airplane's tail, if it has one.
The former Guinness world record holder Tim Richardson disagrees with the decision to put a 'tail' on the paper plane. His explanation of paper plane aerodynamics on his website mentions that the tail is not needed. He uses the real-life B-2 Spirit flying wing bomber as an example, stating that the weights along the wing should be put forward in order to stabilize the plane. (Note: paper planes do not need a tail primarily because they typically have a large, thin fuselage, which acts to prevent yaw, and wings along the entire length, which prevents pitch.)
Independently, Edmond Hui invented a Stealth Bomber-like paper plane called the Paperang in 1977, based on hang glider aerodynamics. Uniquely, it has properly controlled airfoil sections, high-aspect-ratio wings, and a construction method designed to allow the builder to vary every aspect of its shape. It was the subject of a book, "Amazing Paper Airplanes" in 1987, and a number of newspaper articles in 1992. It is ineligible for most paper plane competitions due to the use of a staple, but it has extremely high gliding performance exceeding glide ratios of 12 to 1 with good stability.
In 1975, origami artist Michael LaFosse designed a pure origami (one sheet; no cutting, glue or staples...) flying wing, which he named the "Art Deco Wing".Though its aerodynamic form mimics some hang glider and supersonic airfoils, its invention evolved from exploring the beauty of folded paper first. Its glide ratio and stability are on a par with many of the best paper wing constructions that use glue, tape or staples. This design was first published in 1984 in the book "Wings and Things", by Stephen Weiss, St. Martin's Press.
It is possible to create freestyle versions of paper aircraft, which often exhibit an unusual flight path compared to more traditional paper darts, jets and gliders. Another propulsion technique, creating high launch velocities, involves the use of elastic bands for "catapults". Walkalong gliding involves the continuous propulsion of paper airplane designs (such as the tumblewing, follow foil and paper airplane surfer) by soaring flight on the edge of a sheet of cardboard.
On 24 June 2015, a club from Kesgrave High School in Suffolk, United Kingdom, achieved the world record for the highest altitude paper plane launch, reaching an altitude of 35,043 metres (114,970 ft).
The plane must be made of one sheet of A4 or letter size paper of less than 100 gsm weight. It may be cut, but the parts removed may not be reattached. You may use up to 25 mm by 30 mm of cellulose tape, cut or whole, to fasten folds, but for no other purpose. This rule prevents gaining an advantage by using specialized materials or designs. Everyone will be flying roughly similar origami airplanes.