Most Paper Airplanes Constructed And Flown In One Minute

United States Russel Stokely

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Austin , Texas, United States / March 19, 2009

Russel Stokely constructs and launches seven paper airplanes in one minute, a new world record. He used standard construction paper to build the planes.

Stokely set the record on March 19, 2009 at his home in Austin, Texas. Lauren Jane Slade was present to document the record and count the planes.

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- must follow folding pattern of traditional paper airplanes

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  • United States Jennifer Wark

    Jennifer Wark

    I think different folds still hold true to the spirit of the record. The only thing I think it should specify is that the airplane needs to be only paper -- no other stationery items like tape or paper clips allowed. What are everyone else's thoughts here?

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    by the way, the glider design on the wikipedia article is similar to the method I would have used in this particular record...

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    Wow I got Simon to post a non-category-related comment! :) I would fold a glider plane design which is still a legit fold and flies in my opinion better than the method used. If this particular fold is part of the criteria maybe it should be "Most X Paper Airplaines" X being the name of the fold (which I'm unsure?). And looking at the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_plane the "traditional" design pictured is a DODGY fold!! It's barely half of what's demonstrated in this record and in my opinion barely considered a paper plane... maybe some better guidelines/criteria need considering as to what "traditional is" or maybe a selection of 2-3 designs that are suitable.

  • United States Simon Kirk

    Simon Kirk

    What techniques do you speak of, Peter?!!?

  • Australia Peter Craig

    Peter Craig

    I'm sure I heard Rob in the background?? I know the criteria states "traditional paper airplanes" but surely other fold designs could be used? I know of some legit ones that fly/glide that would be faster to fold, this would almost be part of the technique to get more folded in time.

  • United States Jennifer Wark

    Jennifer Wark

    I expect we'll get a sheaf of entries.

  • United States Simon Kirk

    Simon Kirk

    I think someone will win by a paper thin margin.

  • United States Jennifer Wark

    Jennifer Wark

    It could be a high-flying success, yes. :)

  • United States Simon Kirk

    Simon Kirk

    I think this record could really take off.

  • you must have been mad board in class as a kid but very nice i like it

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