Worlds Largest Paper Airplane Flies Over Arizona [VIDEO]
Paper airplane competitions have becoming more popular lately, and one that really stands tall is the competition that was held by the Pima Air and Space Museum in Tuscon, Arizona. The project began in January after the museum and a local newspaper launched a contest for six- to 14-year-olds to see who could create a paper plane and get it to fly the furthest. The competition was won by Arturo Valdenegro, 12, from Tucson, took victory by propelling his handbuilt craft further than any of his classmates. The young boy then formed a team and built the much larger model called Arturo’s Desert Eagle, which was named after him. The 24ft wingspan model could very well be the largest paper airplane ever built. Towed 4,000ft into the sky by the helicopter before its release, the 363kg plane built from Falconboard paper soared through the skies at speeds of around 98 miles per hour for around six seconds before returning to Earth.