It seems incredible really, but a forty five foot long plane, based on the design that we all made as kids, has flown. It may have needed a lift from a Sikorsky S58T helicopter, but never the less the Arturo’s Desert Eagle flew reaching speeds of 100 mph from 2,703 feet.
The plane was built and flown by Pima Air & Space Museum, in Tucson, Arizona, but it was designed by 12-year-old Arturo Valdenegro and the plane was named after him.
These are the details on the paper plane from the Great Paper Airplane website;
It’s not every day that a giant paper airplane is released high over the Arizona desert. In fact, it’s never been done. But that’s exactly what the Pima Air & Space Museum did on March 21, 2012. The video to the right is our first glimpse into the dramatic, historic flight. More videos to come as we gather footage.
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