Red Bull Paper Wings Takes Over Canterbury Campus!


Red Bull Paper Wings Takes Over Canterbury Campus!

66 pilots re visited their youth on Thursday at Canterbury University as the 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.

Richard Jeffcotte won the Aerobatic section, which was no big surprise when he said he had always flown paper planes “I was happy I took out Aerobatics, I only woke up 30 minutes before the competition so I rushed down here, made my plane and won! I’m stoked.” Richards’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. Sunny Teki took out longest airtime with 3.35 seconds. Alexander Grant flew his paper plane the furthest distance with 22.70 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:


1st - Richard Jeffcote - 24 points

2nd - James Bae - 21 points

3rd - Angus Rowland - 19 points



1st - Alexander Grant - 22.70

2nd - Dale Trott - 19.53

3rd - Andrew Hine - 19.20



1st - Sunny Teki - Clark - 3.35 sec

2nd - Dale Trott - 3.32 sec

3rd - Nathan Dermead - 3.25 sec