The Farthest-Flying Paper Airplane

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.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. Watch John Collins and Joe Ayoob break the world record for farthest flight by a paper aircraft: 00:21

  2. John Collins named his record-breaking paper aircraft model after his wife, Suzanne. 01:48

  3. Scientists are still investigating what causes flight. 03:12

Written by Curiosity Staff September 1, 2015

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