Fold it, calibrate it and check the aerodynamics before releasing your plane for the longest time.
You get two attempts at one of the Qualifiers, and your best one will count. But only the national pilot with the longest airtime will attend the World Final. In 2015, Karen Hambardzumyan snatched victory for the longest airtime title with a 14.36 second flight. Can you dethrone her?
All contests need to be held indoor without any wind/air condition/ventilator.
Paper planes must only be constructed out of one piece of paper: standard A4 format, not more than 100 grams. The sheet must be modified by folding only! No ripping, gluing, cutting, stapling or ballasting is allowed!
The Flight control has to ensure that the pilots are participating with a folded paper plane - no other shapes like thin paper sticks or paper balls allowed!
Paper planes have to be built at the site with the provided official paper.
The aircraft must be launched by one person throwing the aircraft unaided from a reasonably static position. The participant needs to have both feet firm on the ground during the attempt. A run-up or fast walk as part of the launch is not permitted, nor the use of ramps or like devices.
Two trials per participant are allowed. Different planes can be used, the better attempt counts.
Decisive for measurement are the moments when the paper plane leaves the
hand and first time hits the ground or any object. Results are counted in tenth of
The results of the LONGEST AIRTIME Qualifier will be uploaded on the website (redbullpaperwings.com).
The national leader board on the website (redbullpaperwings.com) will define the LONGEST AIRTIME winner, who will attend the WORLD FINAL.
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