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The World Record Paper Air Plane Book Paperback – 28 Oct 1994

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing; Re-issue edition (28 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1563056313
  • ISBN-13: 978-1563056314
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 1.2 x 27.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 680,037 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Despite my degree in aerospace engineering and many years work in the field, explaining why a paper airplane stays in the air is not easy. Read the first page
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Feb. 2001
Format: Paperback
I got this as a gift. Each airplane can be made from the paper pages of the book (which you tear out and fold). The designs vary widely and best of all most of these planes really fly well. My favourite is 'the vortex': basically no more than a hoop of think it will never work but when you throw it! It moves along at a constant slow-ish speed like something tossed in zero gravity. The effect is quite eery.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. G. P. Lowe on 13 Jun. 2010
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Very detailed & excellent step by step instructions. Looking forward to using some of the simpler designs with the children in my year 2 class.
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By Saki on 7 Feb. 2013
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The book was ment to go as a Christmas present, unfortunately after receiving it we discovered that almost half of pages were torn out. I understand that the book was used before, yet condition in description was "good". I feel cheated. :(
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40 of 45 people found the following review helpful
A colorful but simple book, 16 July 1999
By A. Waldrum - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book has everything that makes a great airplane book except the airplanes. The designs are simple, most of these planes can be learned in any school room. At least one, one of the more clever designs, was previously published in the International Papar Airplane Book, which I feel is a much superior book. This book is more fitting for very young paper pilots with its simple designs and colorful tearouts. The explanation of flight on the author's web page is the best thing about the book and its not even in the book! The only thing this book has going for it is the World Record plane and the story about breaking the record. I felt the folding intructions for this plane were incomplete.
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
UP, UP, AND AWAY! 30 Mar. 2005
By Gail Cooke - Published on
Format: Paperback
Few of us have not taken a piece of paper, creased a few strategic folds, and then lofted our paper plane into the air. For those of us who still enjoy the fun, mischief, and creativity involved in such a pastime, here's the perfect book.

Aerospace engineer Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers have mixed science and innovation to give us everything needed.

Containing 100 full-color, ready-to-fold paper airplanes ranging from the simple to state-of-the-art streamlined, this colorful volume enables us to form the Basic Dart, do loops with the Stunt Plane, and even propel a replica of the NASA space shuttle.

In addition to the planes, the well executed text offers a plethora of information about aviation and flying. There's even a section on how to stage contests, and a flight log is included.

Up, up and away!

- Gail Cooke
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Beautiful Book! 3 Dec. 2002
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A terrific book - excellent for kids and adults. The explanations are clear and the planes are beautiful. It's everything you need to build and fly great planes.
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Great paper plane book for everyone! 2 Oct. 2008
By Chris - Published on
Format: Paperback
I still have my copy of this book I got back in 96 or 97 when I was young and now my nephew is 5 so hes starting to enjoy these sorts of hobbys. I Highly reccomend this book to anyone who wants to learn some of the basics of flight and how to properly build and launch paper airplanes (yes there is technique involved).

When I got this book it was packed with very cool designs for the planes that you just tear out of the book. Each plane comes with a number system printed on the planes as well as very detailed folding instructions. Each pattern comes with about 4 or 5 copies of each airplane. Some are better than others and some I could never get to work right (I was kinda young). If you want a really fun book pick this one up asap, you won't regret it!

If you do buy this book be sure to color copy each of the designs to save on your pc as backups. Im 22 now and im kicking myself for not doing just that for my now 5 year old nephew.
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
The best book I've ever read about paper airplanes. 8 Jun. 1999
By Oliver Reinert ( - Published on
Format: Paperback
After I had red your book, I have to fold all of the airplanes for my son David. That was a hard work, because I had to fold some of them more than once. But David loved them. It is unbelievable that the Vortex will be able to fly. Very good !!!
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