Admit it. No matter how old you are there is one simple talent we all wish we had. No not the ability to fly, teleport, or move things with your mind. Obviously, the ability to make a paper plane that actually flies. Now you can thanks to the World Record holder John Collins.
C’mon how many times have you put time and effort into making a paper plane that has travelled any further than your feet when you throw it? That’s never been a problem for American John Collins. In fact, he holds the Guinness World Record for the longest flight ever by a paper plane.
Back in 2012, he teamed up with former arena football quarterback Joe Ayoob – who’s professional job was the throw for long distances - to break the previous record of 207 feet, 4 inches with a meticulously-built glider. Ayoob did just break the record – he smashed it, as he launched the Collins’ designed plane 226 feet, 10 inches.
Collins, who is known as ‘The Paper Airplane Guy’, has written a new book offering instructions for folding not only his record-setting design, but others such as boomerang planes that loop and come back to the thrower, or ones that can flap their wings!
He also recently teamed up with Wired to make a video which can be seen below.
For more information, or to pick up the book please head on over to his website here.