Red Bull Paper Wings/ Record-breaking throw/ American quarterback stars

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Red Bull Paper Wings/ Record-breaking throw/ American quarterback stars

American man to beat at Red Bull Paper Wings

 
American Joe Ayoob became the man to beat at the Red Bull Paper Wings Final 2012 by shattering the world record distance by throwing a paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches to break the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. The world's best paper plane throwers will battle it out in Salzburg, Austria in May for the title.
 
SALZBURG (Austria) - Joe Ayoob, a former American college football quarterback at the University of California, made his record-breaking toss in a hangar at McClellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, California, sparking wild celebrations in the crowd. Ayoob, who threw 280 passes during his two seasons as quarterback for California in 2005 and 2006, spent a year preparing to break the record with a plane designed by John Collins. A video of his record-breaking toss has been watched more than 822,000 times.
 
Red Bull Paper Wings is the world's biggest paper plane competition and Red Bull Paper Wings pilots in 80 countries will be aiming to break Ayoob's record. The world finals will take place on May 4-5 in Salzburg at the famous Hangar 7. Competitors from around the world will be trying to win the various disciplines that include longest airtime, longest distance and aerobatics. The aerobatics cateogory will be judged by a jury of celebrities and experts.
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