Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Paper Airplane Fly-In

The Papyrus Club (student organization at SUNY-ESF) held their first annual Paper Airplane Fly-In off the bridge at Walters Hall.  Students, faculty and, staff folded, cut, taped, (and multilated) student-made paper into various forms of flying (and not) creations.



After folding, the planes were launched in two competitions:  distance and accuracy.  For accuracy, the objective was to hit a target on the back of the statue of Lincoln in front of Walters Hall.  Additional awards were also given for the largest and smallest airplanes that flew at least 30 feet.  The largest plane, while it did fly 30 ft, did not land quite so smoothly.

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Airplanes of all sizes and designs were launched.  The "official" record for distance is 101 ft in the over 100 sq in category and 96 ft in the under 100 sq in category. 

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The day's events concluded with a meeting of the Papyrus club, a discussion of upcoming club events, and a determination to build better planes for next year.

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