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Check out the latest aerobatics performances from our Red Bull Paper Wings participants.
HOW TO TAKE PART
It's incredible what people can do with a simple piece of paper. In 2022, paper plane fans can expect designs and ideas that are bolder and better than ever in the mighty Aerobatics competition. Fancy a shot? Here's how to get involved.
Get creative and put on a paper plane show in a video of up to 30 seconds. Just grab your phone and give it a go. To find a matching song, check out "Sounds of Red Bull" songs in the TikTok app or the selection available at www.redbullsoundsupply.com/red-bull-paper-wings to use cleared music.
Simply post your video on TikTok using @redbull, #redbullpaperwings, #contest, and #USA
In this category, the construction of your plane isn't the only factor in stamping your ticket to the World Final – a panel of judges will pick the winner based on three criteria: construction (technical) of the paper plane; creativity of the performance and the video (art, design); flight performance. Terms & Conditions
The top performance from each country will win a trip to the World Final in Austria, where the best will be crowned World Champion.
The road to the
The top flyers from each country get to participate in the World Final.
The final hopefuls will have just one minute to show off their skills under the expert eyes of three judges. They will be looking to score the skills across three criteria:
CONSTRUCTION (technical) of the paper plane
CREATIVITY of the performance and the video (art, design)
Each judge will score the efforts in these areas on a scale of 10. Whoever gets the highest combined score will scoop the win.
Get to know our legendary judging panel
Kevin Coleman is known around the world as – Air Show Pilot, and the sole American Aero GP1 pilot in the new Air Race. Spectators around the globe have witnessed Kevin’s passion for aviation and pushing the limits for what defines extremist. His aerial performances are a visual spectacle unlike any other. He pushes the limit of his aircraft, his mind and his body to make every performance the best it can be. Kevin emanates the very definition of no boundaries and because of this temperament, he continues to climb higher and higher, and the sky is no limit. Kevin began performing in air shows at the age of 18, one of the youngest professional performers in the air show circuit. He comes from a family of air show pilots and was just a few weeks old when he first saw his dad perform. He started flying lessons and aerobatics at the tender age of 10 with late American aviation legend and Aerobatic Hall of Fame member, Marion Cole. He soloed on his 16th birthday and followed his Private Pilot’s License with a Commercial License two years later. He launched his full-time aviation career after graduating from Louisiana Tech University with an Aviation Management degree at the age of 22. Kevin has accumulated more than 2500 hours of flying time. At only 17 years of age, he has been recognized as the highest placing first time competitor at the 2007 Aerobatic Championship, and the next year clinched third place at the same event. He is contracted to perform year-round in the air show circuit across the country, and in 2015, a lifetime of practice paid off when he earned a position on the U.S. Advanced Aerobatic Team – the Olympics of aviation.
Jennifer Leman is a science journalist and news editor at Popular Mechanics, where she writes and edits stories about science and space. A graduate of the Science Communication Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Scientific American, Science News and Nature.
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