Previous Record Hold Cries Foul!
Wall Street Journal
Paper Plane Champ Watches His Record Fly, Fly Away
But Winning Flight Sent by a Buff Ringer; Enthusiasts Cry Foul Over Proxy Tossers
Stephen Kreiger had lived through many attempts to overtake his world record for flight. But he watched with resignation in February as a challenger prepared to unseat him using an unorthodox strategy.
In The News
Daily Mail UK
Using a series of simple folds and some carefully placed tape, a paper plane can exceed distances of 226ft (69 metres).
That is the current world record, held by John Collins and Joe Ayoob using a design the pair call 'Suzanne.'
To put this into perspective, this distance is further than eight double decker buses lined up in a row - and now Mr Collins has created a video to show how Suzanne is made.
You might think paper airplanes are fun, quick-to-make toys for kids, but there is a world of paper plane–makers who are dead serious about the creation of record-setting planes.
John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy, has studied both origami and aerodynamics to design planes that set world records. In 2012, one of his designs, thrown by professional football player Joe Ayoob, broke the Guinness world record for the farthest distance flown. Check out the toss in this video (via The Kid Should See This):
Daily Mail UK gives Suzanne some great ink!
The Smithsonian Magazine joins the fold
Imagine sitting in a lecture and actually being encouraged to fly paper airplanes.
That’s what happened during John Collins’ recent Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) presentation at Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
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