--The nation's top paper airplane engineers go head to head on April 2 for a chance to represent Canada--
TORONTO, March 26, 2012 /CNW/ - With just a sheet of paper, plenty of creativity and a strong skillful arm, the high-flying competition Red Bull Paper Wings is the only contest where a paper airplane could take you around the world. On April 2, 2012 at MX Aerospace Centre in Mississauga, ON, over 30 of Canada's top paper airplane masters will fight it out to earn a spot in the Red Bull Paper Wings World Championship at Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria on May 4 -5.
A selection of students, whose university ID serves as a license to fly, will have the chance for an unforgettable adventure in aviation. Over the past two months, 11 qualifiers took place in universities across Canada where hundreds of aspiring paper airplane engineers and pilots—professional and amateur - set out to construct planes designed to compete in one of three categories: distance, airtime and aerobatics. Recently, American Joe Ayoob became the man to beat at the Red Bull Paper Wings US Final 2012 by shattering the world record distance by throwing a paper airplane 226 feet, 10 inches to break the world record by 19 feet, 6 inches. Winners of each category will have a spot in the Canadian National Final where they will battle it out to win a trip on a real airplane bound for Austria to represent Canada at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Judging the action will be a team of experts including Canada's own Red Bull Aerobatic Pilot, Pete McLeod, who is no stranger to the world of flight. The jury will be on hand to award valuable points in the Aerobatics category and to ensure the official Red Bull Paper Wings rules are observed at all times. Challenging the existing world records needs to be done according to the international rules developed by the Paper Aircraft Association (PAA) and the Guinness World Record regulations. Assuring worldwide comparability of the results requires following the official Red Bull Paper Wings rules.
To reflect the different directions in the world of paper planes, Red Bull Paper Wings has three distinctive categories: longest distance, longest airtime and aerobatics.
1) Longest Distance: (constructed by a standard A4 format, 297x210mm, not more than 100gms) the winning plane must fly the longest distance between the lift-off and the landing point within the official Air Space.
2) Longest Airtime: (constructed by a standard A4 format, 297x210mm, not more than 100gms) the winner will be the plane that manages to stay in the air the longest (in seconds).
3) Aerobatics: The champion in this category will be the pilot using creativity and style in making the paper plane fly artistically through the air. A jury will determine the winner according to the construction of the paper plan, flight performance and creativity (plane, outfit, performance, etc.).
CANADIAN FINAL DETAILS:
|DATE:||Monday, April 2, 2012|
|LOCATION:||MX Aerospace Services | 2450 Derry Road East, Mississauga, ON|
|TIME(S):||11:45AM | Pete McLeod Q & A|
|12:15PM | Build Starts|
|1:30PM | Start of Competition|
About the Red Bull Paper Wings
Red Bull Paper Wings is a contest event format incorporating two of the most vital assets of Red Bull, flying and creativity and has been developed as a world wide paper plane contest, giving many paper airplane pilots the chance, to actively participate in an airplane contest combining their spirit and sportive ambition in flying! The dimensions of the competition have nearly doubled in just a short time. There were 48 countries that had national qualifiers in 2006. There were already more than 85 countries taking part for the third edition of the contest. The tried-and-tested formula from the World Finals is set to rock Austria for a third time as the finalists do battle in three disciplines: Longest Distance, Longest Airtime, and Aerobatics. The 2012 World Final, taking place at Hangar-7 in Salzburg, Austria will host the national winners from all categories from more than 80 countries, all vying for a place in aviation history.
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