to host World Paper Plane Championships today
World Paper Aeroplane Championships are set to be held in Burnham-On-Sea's
town centre today (Sunday, 19th June)
residents and visitors will get a chance to become a world champion
during the second annual event.
are two competitions this year: the longest flight of the day
will win the trophy and there will also be a lucky yellow square
where any successful landings will take home a bonus prize.
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
resident Syed Hassan, pictured below, won in 2015 and will likely
be attempting to keep hold of his championship title.
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: "After
a great maiden-flight last year we are very pleased to have the
championships landing in Burnahm-On-Sea again on Father's Day."
hope that this free to attend, family focused, fun event brings
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 at 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 use a style of your choice,
the less 'boeing' the better!
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. Burnham-On-Sea does not have a run-way but competitors can
feel free to add some authenticity to their throw with some background
6. The longest distance will be measured with a standardised tape
measure from the starting line to where the paper plane lands.