Fold the Perfect Paper Airplane

I don’t know about you, but every time I make a paper airplane it won’t go more than about 10 feet. Often the plane just twirls and whirls straight into the ground.

That’s why I recruited the help of the Paper Airplane Guy, John M. Collins, to enlighten us all on how to build the perfect paper airplane.

Collins set the world record for Paper Airplane Distance in 2012, throwing a plane more than 200 feet through the air before landing. He’s been at it for years, and there is likely no better source for paper airplane excellence. So, without further ado, check out his video tutorial below.


51Wo2DBJVmL._SL500_SS500_If you’re interested in building and launching more paper airplanes, including the world record-breaking design, be sure to read The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book by John M. Collins.

The book features detailed step-by-step instructions on 24 awesome airplane models. Ten Speed Press, $16.99 softcover. All ages.





21 thoughts on “Fold the Perfect Paper Airplane

      1. Longhorn

        purple bird comments on everything. Peechtival is what the purple bird says in angry birds space.

      2. What?

        Well, I checked 26 dictionaries & 2 websites not finding it at all( the one website said it was a sound not used in real speech)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      3. Wise Guy & Name Checker

        Wise Guy: Ouuuuuhhhhh- that’s a huge argument! I love huge arguments!!!
        Name Checker: I H-A-T-E HATE arguments!!! They always use the worst grammar!!!

      1. Potato

        You fold it over again. So it meets up with the same edge as you already folded. See step 4? It’s half the size of the one you folded. So just fold it again.

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