to host World Paper Plane Championships
of paper aeroplanes are expected to take to the air in Burnham-On-Sea
on Bank Holiday Sunday as the 4th World Paper Aeroplane Championship
returns to the town centre.
gliders and even the odd stealth bomber are expected to be crafted
from a single A4 sheet of paper as rookie pilots launch their planes
down the make shift high street runway aiming to fly the plane as
far as possible.
fun free event takes place between 10am and 3pm in the High Street
and is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages and families
to have great fun together.
instructions for plane designs will be available so that anyone
can come along and create their own paper aeroplane in an instant.
Or competitors can go freestyle and use their imagination and paper
folding skills to make their own unique design.
winner will be whoever manages to fly their plane the furthest distance
before landing. The current course record is a staggering 34.3 metres
set in 2016.
event is provided by Burnham-on-Sea Chamber of Trade & Commerce
in conjunction with Sedgemoor District Council and is free for anyone
to come and take part.
Raynes, Event Director at Wacky Nation, said: "Every year the
event attracts a fantastic cross section of ages ranging from three
years old up to participants in their eighties, many creating and
flying the designs they have learnt in their childhood. It's always
really great fun and very unpredictable."
Elliott, Vice Chair from Burnham-On-Sea Chamber of Trade & Commerce,
added: "This is a great opportunity for people of all ages
to have fun and to also have the opportunity to visit the varied
shops on the High Street and surrounding streets, as well as relaxing
in one of Burnham's many cafes."
Come and join the team on the High Street, fold your plane and let
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge