How This Guy Folds and Flies World Record Paper Airplanes | WIRED

  • Published: 29 March 2018
  • John Collins, better known as "The Paper Airplane Guy," has devoted himself to designing, folding, and flying the world's finest paper airplanes.

    Learn how to fold five of John's world record airplanes:

    Detailed folding instructions:

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Comments • 9 634

    WIRED   1 years back

    Watch and learn how to fold five of John's world record airplanes:

    Detailed folding instructions can be found here:

    • Kevin Saunders
      Kevin Saunders  3 months back

      He has five world record planes?  Did he tell you that?  Feel free to compare his to mine.  Spirit/Flyer/XO/Warthog

    • yousif K
      yousif K  3 months back

      Se kit Chiu uhgu

    • StarPandaYosef
      StarPandaYosef  4 months back

      +VICC THE VIC That's rude

    • Neyo Utha
      Neyo Utha  6 months back

      named after his wife T-T

    • barbarossa
      barbarossa  6 months back

      Why don't he try a UFO plane.. the fastest of any existing ones.

  • Daan van Peursem
    Daan van Peursem  49 minutes back

    I love you

    • Senay Tewolde (student)

      Did anyone notice that at 5:38, he looks as if he shouldn't teach the public government secrets about aerodynamics.

      • Senay Tewolde (student)

        "And That's how you make a World Record Paper Airplane!"

        Looks at his own model...

        • xllxRUDE_DOGGxllx
          xllxRUDE_DOGGxllx  6 hours back


          • Bud Savoie
            Bud Savoie  13 hours back

            Did the Wright brothers experiment with paper planes in order to make the first successful flying machine?

            • panagiotis .e
              panagiotis .e  18 hours back

              10:13 I want that one plz

              • Diego Gutierrez
                Diego Gutierrez  1 days back

                Whole else folded susan?

                • Liam
                  Liam  1 days back

                  Kinda a waste of paper

                  • Ling Long
                    Ling Long  2 days back

                    This guy 1v1’s the guy who made the Boeing out of paper

                    • Dylan Beamish
                      Dylan Beamish  2 days back

                      He named his plane suzanne, I bet his was was over the clouds

                      • Lee McDaid - Donegal 60fps

                        Hmmm.... dihedral angles

                        • Dio Brando
                          Dio Brando  2 days back

                          Finally found this video

                          • Aethan Gaming18
                            Aethan Gaming18  2 days back

                            Oooooh i just remembered it's back to school nice more paper

                            • Aethan Gaming18
                              Aethan Gaming18  2 days back

                              The paper airplane were paid actors

                              • JonasNygaard
                                JonasNygaard  2 days back

                                big one

                                • S I C K T R I K Z
                                  S I C K T R I K Z  2 days back

                                  Teachers probably hate this guy

                                  • ⚇godaresavior⚉

                                    We want this guy as president.

                                    • Eric Kim
                                      Eric Kim  3 days back

                                      Why am I watching this at 2AM

                                      • قدوري جاكو
                                        قدوري جاكو  3 days back

                                        still better than brie larson's interview

                                        • James FunTube
                                          James FunTube  4 days back

                                          It went to china

                                          • Abraham Bermúdez
                                            Abraham Bermúdez  4 days back

                                            My airplanes don't fly 🙁

                                            • Mystery forever
                                              Mystery forever  5 days back

                                              I just learned how to make real planes

                                              • Carlos Lajo
                                                Carlos Lajo  5 days back

                                                Nice try God....fake!

                                                • Victor Euphemia
                                                  Victor Euphemia  6 days back

                                                  My mom said not to waste paper...

                                                  • Nehemiah Canidate
                                                    Nehemiah Canidate  6 days back

                                                    Acn you sid me a papr erplan

                                                    • Rashed Abdel Hadi
                                                      Rashed Abdel Hadi  6 days back

                                                      I can’t even fold a paper in half

                                                      • Gustav Lækker Hansen
                                                        Gustav Lækker Hansen  1 weeks back

                                                        14 million people wanted to watch how to fold a paper airplane really haha dont come for me

                                                        • Pathfinder767
                                                          Pathfinder767  1 weeks back


                                                          • Low Soul
                                                            Low Soul  1 weeks back

                                                            0:53 What is that?

                                                            • wyatt lagerholm
                                                              wyatt lagerholm  1 weeks back

                                                              Wow He can fold!

                                                              • Desert Mike DIY
                                                                Desert Mike DIY  1 weeks back

                                                                I've met John several times at several Maker Faire events at the San Mateo Fair Grounds. At one of them in an indoor venue, he launched his re-creation of his world record plane, Suzanne. It landed at the back of the large room, on top of a light fixture, 10 feet off the ground. I found a 10 foot high ladder and pulled it down. He gave it to me. Wow. So it's in storage since I moved. But it's in perfect shape. It will end up in a trophy case some day. I bought his book and I think he autographed it for me. I've made paper planes for 50 years, and his skills are unbelievable. Easy to talk to.

                                                                • IceWolfe GT
                                                                  IceWolfe GT  1 weeks back

                                                                  3:05 "grabs paper and fails horribly

                                                                  • Crab Rave
                                                                    Crab Rave  1 weeks back

                                                                    This is far more technical than it needs to be.

                                                                    • Punjabi Bass Boosted
                                                                      Punjabi Bass Boosted  1 weeks back

                                                                      Kevin Malone disliked this

                                                                      • Rheece Robinson
                                                                        Rheece Robinson  1 weeks back

                                                                        im trying to break his world record

                                                                        • Q*bert Man
                                                                          Q*bert Man  1 weeks back

                                                                          Yo watch yo jet!!!

                                                                          • Floofz Animationz_99
                                                                            Floofz Animationz_99  1 weeks back

                                                                            This was my science homework

                                                                            • sock it jeff
                                                                              sock it jeff  1 weeks back

                                                                              Look at his tie,, look at it!!!

                                                                              • RHGN 1004
                                                                                RHGN 1004  1 weeks back

                                                                                신기해요^^ wonderful~~~~ㅎㅎ

                                                                                • kayloveskpop
                                                                                  kayloveskpop  2 weeks back

                                                                                  idk how i understood what he was talking about but i did😂

                                                                                  • Accel Well
                                                                                    Accel Well  2 weeks back

                                                                                    The ads suck

                                                                                    • purp power gaming
                                                                                      purp power gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                                      School teachers hate this guy

                                                                                      • Legend Gaming
                                                                                        Legend Gaming  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I swear he said 20 ton paper

                                                                                        • Slicer 24
                                                                                          Slicer 24  2 weeks back

                                                                                          So difficult

                                                                                          • a hack's progress
                                                                                            a hack's progress  2 weeks back

                                                                                            It looks better on video on slow mo. In real it just sucks.

                                                                                            • Fufuboi
                                                                                              Fufuboi  2 weeks back

                                                                                              He did 9/11

                                                                                              • Narvada Chauhan
                                                                                                Narvada Chauhan  2 weeks back

                                                                                                What's the difference between aeroplane and air plane...answer it...If u know...Without googling it or by any other source.
                                                                                                Like who fails to answer it .
                                                                                                Comment u have answered that correctly

                                                                                                RACE begins...let's see