New Paper Airplane Record Set, But Not Without Controversy
Posted by Xeno on May 23, 2012
At the Maker Faire this weekend, John Collins (aka “the Paper Airplane Guy”) talked about his recent record-setting paper airplane flight that sailed 226 feet and 10 inches, smashing the previous record held by Stephen Kreiger by almost 20 feet.While Collins designed the glider himself, he didn’t actually throw it. Instead, he hired Joe Ayoob, a former quarterback for the University of California-Berkeley, to make the toss. Since then, several “professional” paper airplane throwers have cried foul, including Kreiger who said that hiring a ringer wasn’t exactly in the spirit of the competition. You can watch the record-breaking video and judge for yourself below.