GLOBAL PAPER PLANE COMPETITION GETS READY FOR TAKE OFF!

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GLOBAL PAPER PLANE COMPETITION GETS READY FOR TAKE OFF!

Students from across Australia are preparing to put their best throws forward as Red Bull Paper Wings 2012 World Championship hits universities nationwide!

 

Red Bull Paper Wings is an international paper plane contest held in more than 85 countries around the world, aimed at university students who feel they have what it takes to take on their global paper plane-making contemporaries. Twenty Australian universities will be hosting ‘qualiflyers’ throughout March to find the best three paper plane creators in the country from three flight disciplines: longest distance, longest airtime and aerobatics.

 

The three overall winners will then fly to Salzburg, Austria in May, for an opportunity of a lifetime to represent Australia in the International Finals at the stunning Hangar-7 building. They’ll compete for the chance to be crowned the ultimate champion in their chosen discipline, potentially redefining the limits of physics and perhaps even breaking a world record! The man to beat is American Joe Ayoob, who earlier this month broke the record for the longest distance thrown, achieving an incredible 68.8 metres.

 

To qualify, students need just a skillful pair of hands, as there is no entrance fee and even the sheet of paper (80g/m2) is provided! Tinkering and testing the aerodynamics are encouraged, but forms of assistance or supplementary devices are against the rules in the longest distance and longest airtime categories. The aerobatics category allows paper plane engineers to get creative with scissors, glue and other materials.

 

Students wanting to take off can register on the day of the event. Skill, careful planning, and persistence is critical; so if you think you have what it takes, then get folding and enter Red Bull Paper Wings! For more information on locations and dates, check out www.redbullpaperwings.com.

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