Table of Contents
- 1 The longest distance flight by a paper airplane
- 2 The Last 3 Guiness Record
- 2.1 Anthony Lee “Tony” Fletch: World record (1985-2003) 193 feet (58.82m)
- 2.2 Stephen Kreiger: World record (2003-2012) 207 feet, 4 inches
- 2.3 Joe Ayoob /John Collins: World record (2012-today)226 feet, 10 inches
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The longest distance flight by a paper airplane
The Guinness Record Worlds for the longest flight by a paper airplane is 69.14 meters (226 feet 10 inches), achieved by Joe Ayoob and aircraft designer John M. Collins (both USA), at McClellan Air Force Base, in North Highlands, California, USA on 26 February 2012. The plane was constructed from a single sheet of uncut A4 paper. Joe Ayoob flew the aircraft designed by John M. Collins.
The Last 3 Guiness RecordOnly 3 Record Guinness have been achieved under the category “longest flight by paper airplane”. We will do a brief review of each one of these:
- (1985-2003) Distance: 193 feet (58.82m) by Anthony Lee “Tony” Fletch
- (2003-2012) Distance: 207 feet, 4 inches by Stephen Kreiger
- (2012-today) Distance: 226 feet, 10 inches by Joe Ayoob/John Collins
Anthony Lee “Tony” Fletch: World record (1985-2003) 193 feet (58.82m)
In 1985 Tony Fletch designed, built and thrown a paper airplane and imposed the first record guiness for the longest distance flown by a paper aircraft launched indoors, in the ground.
The origami airplane flew 193ft (58.82m) This was achieved at the La Crosse Centre, when he studied in Lumber Grading School, Wisconsin, USA on 21st May 1985. The distance flown is almost equal to the length of a Jumbo Jet, and much further than the first flight by one of the Wright brothers. Tony was 26 years old when he imposed the Record Guinness
Unfortunately we not found technical information, photos, or videos about the aircraft used by Tony, but we believe that it was a Dart Airplane, since this type of paper airplane was the most popular for that time.
Tony died in Jun. 21, 2012 in La Crosse County Wisconsin, USA
Stephen Kreiger: World record (2003-2012) 207 feet, 4 inchesIn 2003 Stephen Kreiger designed, built and thrown a paper airplane that he call the “Sorolach”, which imposed a new record guiness of 207 feet, 4 inches (63.19m) in an aircraft hangar in Moses Lake, Washington, in September 2003.
The Sorolach was a paper plane type Dart modified, belonging to the category of hunters. The Dart Sorolach flew 207 feet, 4 inches (63.19m) with a near consistent speed. 63m/3s = 21 m/second.
how to fold the SorolachStephen Kreiger was only 15 when he made his monster throw of 207′ 4″, unfortunately if you search for “Stephen Kreiger dart Sorolach how to paper fold”, you won’t find instructions. He never published, but below we reproduce an interview with Stephen Kreiger after having obtained the record. Additionally we will show the original paper airplane photos and the video of the launch when it obtains the guinesss record.“Leaping Flame” . Its design has come about over four years of trial and error.”Meet Sorolach: the paper “airplane” which holds the world indoor distance record. Sorolach is really more like a paper arrow or javelin than an airplane, and that is why it flies so far. Why build a glider when you could have a missile? You have probably seen more than one plane with this same idea behind its design, so what makes Sorolach so different that it holds the world record? The key: get that paper into the nose!!
Video Record Guinness of Stephen Kreiger LaunchThe video shows the same flight from three different angles for the Record Guinness for The Largest Distance Flown by a Paper Aircraft Launched Indoors from the Ground. The video is a recording of the previous world record. The plane flew 207 feet, 4 inches (63.19m), and was thrown by Stephen Kreiger in an aircraft hangar in Moses Lake, Washington, in September 2003.
Joe Ayoob /John Collins: World record (2012-today)226 feet, 10 inches
The Guinness World Record flight for “longest indoor distance flown by a paper airplane” has been broken. On Feb. 26, former college football quarterback Joe Ayoob threw a paper airplane that soared almost the entire length of a hangar at McLellan Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif. The fold piece of paper covered a distance of 226 feet, 10 inches, or three-fourths of the length of a football field.
The paper plane flew more than nine feet further than the previous record, achieving a distance of 226ft, 10in (69.1m). Designed by John Collins, who has designed aeroplanes for many years, the paper plane was made from 100gsm, A4 paper and a very small piece of sticky tape.
The record-setting plane was folded by John Collins, the self-proclaimed “Paper Airplane Guy.” Collins has been designing paper planes since childhood and has studied origami, the Japanese art of paper folding. He shares his knowledge and appreciation for paper airplanes through demonstrations at craft fairs, as well as his website and YouTube channel.
“I grew up making paper airplanes,” Joe Ayoob told ESPN. “I used to make paper airplanes and throw them all the way home from school when I was little. So it was kind of up my alley. I thought it was a cool idea. “Some people might think, ‘What’s the big deal? It’s just a paper airplane. But it’s a world record. It took a lot of time for John, and it took a lot of time for me working with John to achieve this. … It’s very rewarding, and I’m very proud of this record.”
Video Record Guinness of Stephen Joe Ayoob
Footage shows the plane soaring high up in the hangar then making a worrying descent close to the floor. Huge cheers erupted as the plane finally flew past the world record marker. The paper plane flew more than nine feet further than the previous record, achieving a distance of 226ft, 10in (69.1m) Designed by John Collins, who has designed aeroplanes for many years, the paper plane was made from 100gsm, A4 paper and a very small piece of sticky tape.