19, 2016 New
World Paper Plane Champion is crowned in Burnham-On-Sea!
Huntspill resident Sam Clement was crowned the 2016 World Paper
Aeroplane Champion on Sunday (19th June) after throwing his plane
over a distance of 34.3 metres along Burnham-On-Sea's High Street.
of Burnham-On-Sea residents and visitors got a chance to become
a world champion when the second annual World Paper Aeroplane
Champion was held in the town centre during the day-long event.
champion's trophy for the longest flight of the day was presented
to Sam, pictured above, following a keenly-contested event with
Burnham resident Syed Hassan, who won in 2015 and made some huge
throws to try and keep hold of his title.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I'm delighted to have won! I've
always liked making and throwing paper planes since I was child.
Maybe it's the sign of a mis-spent youth that I can throw them
were also scores of bonus prizes for those who landed their plane
in a lucky yellow square in the street, with many taking home
a special golden pilot's badge.
temporary runway on the High Street saw 5,265 take-offs during
free-to-enter event was overseen by event specialists Wacky Nation
and organised by Burnham and Highbridge Town Council with the
aim of bringing more people into the town centre.
Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This
is the second time we have hosted the event here and it was great
to plan it to coincide with Father's Day. We had a lot of families
taking part on their way to or from lunch out in the town centre."
new dimension of the 'golden square' kept many people entertained
with them competing for a limited edition golden pilot badge for
a successful landing. Many congratulations to East Huntspill resident
Sam Clement who threw a mammoth 34.3m with his glider style paper
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