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Paper plane

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A paper airplane.

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).[1] 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.[2] but was broken on the 14th of April 2022 by 3 South Korean men with a distance of 77 metres

References[change | change source]

  1. Daily Telegraph. Japanese man sets record for paper plane flight. [1]
  2. Letzing, John (17 May 2012). "Paper Plane Champ Watches His Record Fly, Fly Away". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 15 October 2012.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Iggulden, Hal; Iggulden, Conn (2007). "The Greatest Paper Airplane in the World". The Dangerous Book for Boys. New York: HarperCollins. p. 2–3. ISBN 978-0061243585.