Did you know that professional use them for scientific and theory testing of aircraft behaviour?
Paper Airplane are used by Paper Aircraft and by large Aerospace Aircraft manufacturers
Did you know that the longest UK (ex-World Record) duration of a flight by a paper aircraft, indoors, is 20.9 seconds?
This was achieved by Chris Edge of British Aerospace Defense LTD, and Andy Currey from the Defense Evaluation Research Agency. By an amazing coincidence they both recorded exactly the same time and on consecutive throws. This record was established on July 28, 1996 at Cardington Airship Hangars in Bedfordshire, England.
Did you know that the longest duration of a flight by a paper plane, indoors, is 27.6 seconds?
This was achieved by Ken Blackburn in the USA. Ken is one of the superstars of the paper aircraft world today and keeps all of us, all over the World, working hard to match his skills.
Did you know that the largest wingspan of a paper aircraft world record holder measures 40ft 10in (1.97m)?
It was made by a team of students from the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. It was flown indoors on May 16, 1995. Launched indoors by one person, it flew a distance of 114ft 2in (34.80m) from a 10ft (3m) high platform.
Did you know that the smallest paper airplane was made from origami paper?
The smallest origami paper model of a Crane Bird was folded under a microscope using tweezers by a Mr Naito from Japan and was made from a piece of paper 2.9 mm square. It is displayed on top of a sewing needle. Now that’s small – what a pity it didn’t fly!
Did you know that paper aircraft won’t fly if you thrown it in space?
There is no atmosphere and it would just float away in a straight line. With no gravity to pull it down, it would possibly fly on forever until it hit an object.