• World’s highest paper plane flight

    Date:16 October 2014 Tags:, , , ,

    On 13 September 2014, the Fox Valley Composite Squadron of the Illinois Wing, Civil Air Patrol, achieved the world’s highest paper plane flight. Aboard the team’s FVCS-5 near-space helium-filled balloon, the paper plane was launched from a height of 29 432 m.

    If their application and corroborating evidence are officially vetted by the Guinness Book of World Records, the team will have set a new world record for “Highest Paper Airplane Flight from High Altitude Balloon”.

    An onboard HD nose-camera mounted on the paper plane captured the footage in the video above. Take a look at the potential record-setting flight…

    Image credit: 1st Lt Gary Brown

    Source: Civil Air Patrol