The Fly-Off Trophy

The Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off trophy is on permanent display as part of The Great Paper Airplane Project permanent exhibit at the Pima Air & Space Museum.  Be sure to enter the 3rd Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off for the chance to have your name added to this amazing trophy!

The 2nd Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off Was A Huge Success!

On January 26, 2013, the Pima Air & Space Museum hosted the 2nd Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off.  Children ages 6-14 put their paper airplane folding abilities to the test in three different age categories.  The Red M & M was there to cheer on all of the contestants, courtesy of the Fly-Off  Sponsor, Mars,…

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Register Now – The 2nd Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off!

It’s a paper airplane folding frenzy!  On January 26, 2013, the Pima Air & Space Museum will host The 2nd Annual Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off.  Children ages 6-14 can put their paper airplane folding abilities to the test by signing up for the competition on-line at www.GreatPaperAirplane.org. Registration for this year’s event will be limited…

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The Giant Paper Airplane Project becomes part of the Arizona Aviation Exhibit!

The permanent exhibit on the development and flight of the Great Paper Airplane has been installed in the Spirit of Freedom Hangar as part of the Arizona Aviation Exhibit.  Incorporating the paper airplanes flown by all of the contestants in the Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off and an eighteen-minute movie about the project, the exhibit tells…

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The World’s Largest Paper plane (well, what’s left of it), Goes on Display for a Limited Time.

On March 21, 2012 the Pima Air and Space Museum, one of the largest aviation museums in the world, flew a 45-foot paper airplane with a 24-foot wingspan.  “This is quite possibly the largest ever constructed”, said Tim Vimmerstedt, the Museum’s Director of Operations and Community Affairs.   The airplane was inspired by 12-year-old Tucson resident…

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