Air traffic across the world will sharply increase in March when some of the world’s best pilots will take on their rivals in hundreds of national qualifiers for a spot in the Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals in the iconic Hangar–7, home of the Flying Bulls in Salzburg/Austria in May 2015.
Forget cockpits, jet engines and the sweet smell of kerosene. All the equipment needed is an ordinary, commercial sheet of paper. But the recipe for success also requires a strong dose of exceptional folding abilities as well as creativity, imagination, and a grasp of basic aeronautic rules.
Tens of thousands of self-trained pilots will put their extraordinary skills to the tests in more than 80 countries on four continents for one of the world’s most international events and the top paper plane contest.
Begin your quest for global glory on March 9th as Queen’s University plays host to one of the global qualiflyers for Red Bull Paper Wings! This qualiflyer will take place at 11am at The SU Snack Bar
During the event you can compete against other students in three disciplines:
– Longest distance
– Longest airtime
Come over, fold your personal airplane and fly it the longest, furthest or most acrobatically as possible and you can win yourself tickets for a trip to the world finale at Hangar-7 located in Salzburg, Austria! You’re only one sheet of paper and one throw away from glory and an awesome adventure!
Fold it, calibrate it and check the aerodynamics before releasing the plane for a place in the record books. More than 37,000 fierce competitors from 83 countries took part in the qualifiers in 2012 and that number is set to rise this year as they chase to dethrone Lebanon’s Elie Chemaly, who won with the longest airtime of 10.68 seconds in 2012.
Tomas Beck, from the Czech Republic is the title holder when it comes to distance with a flight of 50.37 meters. Ryan Naccarato and Poland’s Tomasz Chodryra both shared the aerobatics world title last time.
Sign-up for your national qualiflyer via
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