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The Great International Paper Airplane Book

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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."
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Published June 15th 1971 by Fireside (first published June 15th 1967)
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Llokii
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Got this great book as a gift when I was 9 years old (Thanks to the Millers!). I have pulled it out on occasion to read and to make some of the great paper airplane designs over the years. If you can find it, I recommend picking it up.
Elizabeth Sims
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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An absolute classic, & well worth the hunt to find it used. It inspired my teen years.
Linda
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
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Amar Pai
Dec 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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)
Keith  G
Aug 18, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
Mike
May 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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.
Dave Mortensen
A fun and fascinating look at an unfamiliar pop culture event in our nations history.
Randy
Mar 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Lots of mileage outta this when I was a kid...
Cws
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Glenn
Apr 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
They really fly!! WOW!
took longer to read due to an unfortunate folding and temporary loss of p16/p17 aforesaid reading.........
.............it did er, fly rather well.......
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