If we didn't have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of NASA to make one. –H. Ross Perot. Paperplane.org : Ken Blackburn holds the World Record for time aloft for a paper airplane. Visit his site to read how he did it, the history of paper airplanes, read some competitive airplane flying rules, and learn to fold some new airplane designs of your own. [MetaFilter]
i used to make all kinds of paper airplanes, usually when i was bored. i even have a few books on the subject around here. there is something very important about learning to build paper airplanes, it teaches you that you can make things that fly, and that is a liberating experience of sort. it also teaches you that design and precision matter when you are attempting a certain effect, like hovering in a breeze or long flight…..