hosting World Paper Aeroplane Championships today!
World Paper Aeroplane Championships are set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea's
town centre this Sunday (21st June).
residents and visitors will get a chance to become a world champion
during the inaugural event, where the longest flight of the day
will be named the winner.
will get underway in Burnham High Street from 10am when entrants
will be able to fold their plane and then let it soar into the
event is being organised by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council
and is free to enter. Entrants will be able to take part as many
times as they wish.
Centre Manager, Bev Milner Simonds, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is hoped that this free to attend, family-focused fun event will
bring people into the town centre for the day. I am looking forward
to seeing a World Champion crowned at 4pm."
rules for World Paper Aeroplane Championships will be:
Paper planes must only be constructed on site from one piece of
the provided official paper; standard A4 format, not more than
2. The paper can be launched in any aeroplane form of your choice.
Ten designs will be available to copy or you can use a style of
3. The sheet must be modified by folding only, no ripping, cutting,
gluing or stapling is allowed!
4. The aircraft must be launched by one person throwing the aircraft
unaided from behind a straight launch line marked on the floor.
Passing over the launch line will lead to an invalid attempt.
5. The longest distance will be measured with a standardised tape
measure from the starting line to where the paper plane lands.