World Paper Plane Champions are crowned in Burnham-On-Sea!
Burnham-On-Sea residents were crowned the 2017 World Paper Aeroplane
Champions on Sunday (August 20th) after a successful event was held
in the town centre.
of Burnham-On-Sea residents and visitors got a chance to take part
in the third annual championships when they were held in the High
free-to-enter event was organsied by Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade
and event specialists Wacky Nation with the support of Sedgemoor
District Council to bring more people into the town centre and promote
Burnham's shops and businesses.
champion's trophy and a cash prize for the longest flight of the
day was jointly presented to Richard Curtis and Syed Hassan, pictured
right, after they both threw their planes a huge distance of 30.7
were also scores of golden pilot's badges prizes won through the
day for those who landed their planes in a lucky yellow square in
of Trade spokesman said: "This is the third time the event
has been held here in Burnham to encourage more people into our
town centre and promote our range of shops and businesses."
had a lot of families taking part through the day and our congratulations
go to Richard Curtis and Syed Hasan who threw a mammoth 30.7m with
their glider-style paper planes."
those attending through the day were Burnham's MP James Heappey,
Mayor and Mayoress Bill and Frances Hancock, parliamentary candidate
Tessa Munt, and several local councillors.