The farthest-flying paper airplane (officially called a paper aircraft) is a model called Suzanne, and was designed by John Collins. Collins had professional football player Joe Ayoob throw a Suzanne in 2012, and they broke the previous world record by more than 5.8 meters (19 feet). Their plane did not break the record for longest airtime by a paper plane, however—that's 29.2 seconds, and was set by Takuo Toda of Japan.
Key Facts In This Video
Watch John Collins and Joe Ayoob break the world record for farthest flight by a paper aircraft: 00:21
John Collins named his record-breaking paper aircraft model after his wife, Suzanne. 01:48
Scientists are still investigating what causes flight. 03:12
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