A paper plane is a toy airplane made from paper. The paper is folded in a certain way so that the folded paper actually glides. This is a form of origami; the Japanese art of paper folding. Paper planes were used originally for testing real airplanes. Today the making of paper planes is a hobby and a craft.
Takuo Toda holds the world record for the longest time in air (27.9 seconds). The distance record (226 feet 10 inches or 69.14 metres) was set by Joe Ayoob, with a plane constructed by John Collins, in February 2012.
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- Daily Telegraph. Japanese man sets record for paper plane flight. 
- Letzing, John (17 May 2012). "Paper Plane Champ Watches His Record Fly, Fly Away". Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303879604577408194095860860.html. Retrieved 15 October 2012.