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