Lift Off, Red Bull Paper Wings Takes Flight At AUT!


Lift Off, Red Bull Paper Wings Takes Flight At AUT!

68 pilots re visited their youth on Wednesday at AUT as the first Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifier took flight. Paper Wings is a unique event that challenges New Zealand’s university student to create and fly their own paper planes in one of three categories, Aerobatics, Distance and Airtime in the hopes of winning a trip to Austria to represent their country at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final.

Kenny Williams won the Aerobatic section, he had not practiced before the event and claimed his win was because “Paper planes is an islander thing, it was a cheap form of entertainment for me when I was little”. Kenny’s flight will be uploaded on to his peers will get the chance to vote for his aerobatics, or the other New Zealand University Aerobatics winners on Friday 30th of March. If he comes out on top he will be winging his way to represent New Zealand at the World Finals.

Airtime and Distance is simple, longest in flight or distance flown wins. Leti Maupese took out longest airtime with 2.13 seconds. Aakash Modi flew his paper plane the furthest distance with 12.31 meter’s. Both these winners take away a year’s supply of Red Bull; they too have a chance at representing New Zealand at the World Final if their scores go un-beaten by other University students participating in Paper Wings across the country.

Red Bull Paper Wings will be taking place at universities all over New Zealand over the next week. Visit www.redbullpaperwings.comto find your local event.

Final Results:

Kenny Williams - First
Nadine Banks Score - Second
Shifaas Shaheem Score - Third

Leti Maupese (2.13 ) - First
Danny Halim (1.32) - Second
Douglas Mitchell (1.16) - Third

Aakash Modi (12.31) -First
Kornwit Kunthip (12.17) - Second
Josh Griggs (12.09) – Third