We are ready to release footage (and by footage, we mean an animated .gif) of Art Thompson’s first paper airplane test flight. The plane he’s throwing is only about 5 feet long (still about 40 feet shy of our final giant design), but hey, it flies! Progress!
The Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off soared into the indoor skies of the main hangar at Pima Air & Space Museum on Saturday, January 14th. Nearly 200 children folded, fine-tuned and flew their paper planes in an attempt to become a member of our giant paper airplane build team. Thanks to all who came out! Check…
Yes, another post about Art. But we thought you might want to hear a little about the man in his own words. In this video, he talks about a very unique airplane he helped develop (spoiler alert: it’s the B-2 Stealth Bomber!) and his lifelong passion for all things aerial.
Art Thompson, the lead engineer on our build team, has plenty of experience in aviation (and the abandonment of aviation, as the case may be). Here’s a photo of Art skydiving in his younger years. In a way, jumping from a plane isn’t as crazy as releasing a giant paper airplane high in the atmosphere….
Check out our latest expert interview. The Director of Collections and Aircraft Restoration, Scott tells us about his earliest experience with being (literally) bowled over by an impressive aircraft.