Paper Airplane Contest

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What more is there to say?

IT'S A PAPER AIRPLANE CONTEST

Ok, it's hosted by Klara Hobza, author of The New Millenium Airplane Contest - a book of the same name, in the Great Hall at the New York Hall of Science on November 1, 2008.

The competition is open to the public, and participants are invited to fly their planes in any and all of the judging categories listed below:

  • Distance flown (measured in a straight line from start point to finish point)
  • Duration aloft (measured from time released to time it lands on any surface)
  • Beauty (subjective measurement based on judges' assessment of both the plane's physical qualities and the beauty of the flight itself; this category does not depend on distance flown or duration aloft)
  • Spectacular Failure (subjective measurement based on the audience's assessment of both the plane's physical qualities and the most spectacular crashes)
  • Children's division (competition for participants under ages 13)

and my favorite:
  • Surprise category

Airplanes may be folded from letter-size paper, up to 8.5" x 11"

Finally, another way to look busy at work.

Get the info from Make and the official site.

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