Red Bull Paper Wings World Championship 2019 - Salzburg, Austria - Day 1

How to launch a paper plane and fly to Salzburg?

On April 19, the capital hosted the national final of the World Paper Airplane Launching Championship - Red Bull Paper Wings . As a result, the names of the strongest pilots became known, who in May will represent our country at the international final in Austria.

How to launch a paper plane and fly to Salzburg?

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What was rated?

RB Paper Wings is an international paper airplane launching championship, taking place in 2019 for the fifth time after a four-year break. The competition includes three disciplines:

  • Range, where the distance traveled by a paper plane is estimated;
  • Flight duration - the winner is the participant whose plane stays in the air longer than the others;
  • Aerobatics - where the focus is on the originality of the design, the flight path, and the show built around the launch of the aircraft.

The qualifiers for the first two disciplines were held inside university campuses.

Briefly about the rules and selection stage

The participants collected their paper airplanes strictly on the site, adhering to several conditions: The airplane should be made of one sheet of A4 paper weighing no more than 100 grams, the paper can be folded, but not cut, torn or glued.

In total, students from 21 universities from six cities of Russia took part in the selection: Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Kazan, Yekaterinburg and Vladivostok. The winners of each university gathered in Moscow on April 19 to compete for the title of national champions and get the opportunity to go to the world finals.

How to launch a paper plane and fly to Salzburg?

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Pilots, whose planes will fly to Salzburg

Petersburger Yaroslav Kislov , whose plane covered the distance at 36.11 meters. I almost did not practice before the performance, - Yaroslav admitted, - but before the world finals I will have to prepare and learn the throwing technique in order to show the best result. My goal is 45 meters.

How to launch a paper plane and fly to Salzburg?

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By himself a long flight was Nikolay Rybasov - a student from Rostov-on-Don, who had previously represented our country at the world final. His airplane stayed in the air for 10.97 seconds, which is 0.81 seconds better than his result in 2015.

On the same day, the winner of the Aerobatics discipline was announced, which has been transferred online since 2019. It was a resident of Yekaterinburg Alexey Prolisko , whose video application received the largest number of viewers and judges' votes on the project's website.

When is the final?

At the world final of the championship, which will take place on May 18 in the Austrian city of Salzburg, the guys will have to fight with the strongest pilots from 60 countries. The best will be named world champions and will also receivean opportunity to spend an unforgettable weekend at one of the stages of the Red Bull Air Race.

How to launch a paper plane and fly to Salzburg?

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