Red Bull Paper Wings 'Qualiflyers' to be held at SLU
March 22, 2012
The Red Bull Paper Wings International Qualifier round will be held at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology on Wednesday, March 28 at 11:00a.m in the McDonnell Douglas Hall rotunda. Registration will be held on site at 11:00a.m. Click here to view the official rules.
One winner will be determined in the following three disciplines (participants can start in one or more disciplines). The grand prize of the competition is an all-expenses paid trip to the global finals at Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria. More information on prizes will be available soon, so be sure to check back often.
Winner of this category will be the plane (made out of just one sheet of paper) that flies the longest distance between the lift-off and the landing point within the official Air Space. The distance will be counted in m; cm; mm / feet. The Official World Record holder in this discipline is Stephen Krieger (USA, 2003) with 63.19 m/ 207 ft 4 inch.
Winner of this category will be the plane (made out of just one sheet of paper) that manages to stay in the air the longest. Results will be counted in tenth of seconds. The Official World Record holder in this discipline is Takuo Toda (Japan, 2009) with 27.9 seconds.
Creativity & style - that is what it takes to make a paper plane fly artistically through the air. A judge will determine the winner according to the following criteria:
- Construction (technical) of the paper plane.
- Creativity (art & design).
- Flight performance.
There are no single categories for special maneuvers (e.g. steady circles, steady loops).
For more information, visit the Red Bull Paper Wings Official Website.