Fold the Perfect Paper Airplane

Folding the perfect paper airplane is tough. Usually, my paper airplanes won’t go more than five feet. Often the plane just twirls and whirls straight into the ground.

That’s why I recruited the help of the Paper Airplane Guy, John M. Collins to enlighten us all on how to build the perfect paper airplane.

Collins set the world record for Paper Airplane Distance in 2012, throwing a plane more than 200 feet through the air before landing. He’s been at it for years, and there is likely no better source for paper airplane excellence. So, without further ado, check out his video tutorial below.


new-world-champion-paper-airplane-bookIf you’re more interested in building and launching more paper airplanes, including the world record-breaking design, be sure to read Collins’ The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book, featuring detailed step-by-step instructions on 24 awesome airplane models.

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30 Comments on Fold the Perfect Paper Airplane

  1. I don’t really understand step 3. After I did step 2, I didn’t get what step 3 said I should. 🙁

  2. ultimatesniper483:) // April 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm // Reply

    Me three

  3. ultimatesniper483:) // April 25, 2013 at 4:50 pm // Reply

    I didn’t understand ANYTHING except step ONE

  4. scout in troop 211. // April 27, 2013 at 4:49 pm // Reply

    my airplanes are better.

  5. Looks cool. I’m gonna try it

  6. uygh

  7. You should have made the paper Alfalfa green. Just like my ice-cream

  8. purple bird // May 29, 2013 at 10:39 am // Reply

    Awesome!!!!!!!!! This plane flies really far! #Peechtival!

    • “#Peechitivial!” is not a word! NOT A WORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • purple bird // June 20, 2013 at 11:33 am //


      • Longhorn // June 30, 2013 at 9:30 am //

        purple bird comments on everything. Peechtival is what the purple bird says in angry birds space.

      • Well, I checked 26 dictionaries & 2 websites not finding it at all( the one website said it was a sound not used in real speech)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Wise Guy & Name Checker // July 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm //

        Wise Guy: Ouuuuuhhhhh- that’s a huge argument! I love huge arguments!!!
        Name Checker: I H-A-T-E HATE arguments!!! They always use the worst grammar!!!

  9. qwertyuiop // June 14, 2013 at 1:02 am // Reply

    flies really good

  10. how to make origami // November 24, 2013 at 4:39 pm // Reply

    Great blog you have got here.. It

  11. look whatever you guys say this is the coolest paper plane that i have ever seen yo.

  12. That looks cool

  13. duuuuuuude // June 17, 2014 at 1:23 pm // Reply

    that looks pertty normal to me i like it when he stops talking and just shows the steps

  14. risks are great // June 20, 2014 at 5:24 am // Reply

    That plane is the awesomest ever! I know because I’m sorta an expert… I mean, I INVENTED two types of planes!

  15. // June 24, 2014 at 7:58 am // Reply

    You are my role designs. Thank you for the article

  16. Already knew that one =(

  17. did it!!!

  18. this guy goes through this way to fast. how are you going to understand him aghhhh

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