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The Great International Paper Airplane Book

4.57 of 5 stars 4.57  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  7 reviews
This compendium of theory and practice brings together clearly and simply diagrammed (to cut, fold, and fly-them-yourself) winning planes and other notable entries from the 1st International Paper Airplane Competition, conducted by "Scientific American."
Published June 15th 1971 by Fireside (first published June 15th 1967)
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I lucked out finding a 'first printing' of the 1967 hardcopy at our public library used book sale. I initially thought I would share it with my son who was studying engineering at the time. The first 46 pages include the history of aeronautics, a tribute to the inventor of the 'aeroport' and some letters from a few people who entered the competition that this book was based on.

The remaining pages are devoted to the top twenty planes that won. There are black and white photos with a visual descr
Amar Pai
Surprisingly awesome. Whimsical tone, really interesting airplane designs. Scientific American had a contest in 1967 and this book includes all the winning entries. I need to go photocopy the fold-it-yourself tear outs. The crease lines look helpful. How do you precisely fold along a crease? Need to bone up on the basics.

This book would blow your mind if you were a 14 year old boy. (It still kind of blows my mind now)
The world's best paper airplane book. I wanted to be an areonautical engineer until high school because of this book.
Buy it, and give me the copy.
Keith  G
For anyone who likes to fold paper and makes planes that really fly if you have the patience to make some of them, Totally for Model maker Geeks
Dave Mortensen
A fun and fascinating look at an unfamiliar pop culture event in our nations history.
Lots of mileage outta this when I was a kid...
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