Great Paper Airplane Project at the Pima Air and Space MuseumPosted: Updated:
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Paper airplanes took flight Saturday at the Pima, Air and Space Museum.
It was all part of the great paper airplane fly-off.
Hundreds of children launched their paper airplanes to see whos flew the farthest.
Ken Blackburn who owns the Guiness World Record holder for longest paper plane flight at 27 point six seconds was on hand to watch the competition.
He even helped out kids before the final launch.
"Everybody generates their personal interests that they follow through their lives at a very young age, so, part of what we're tryingto do is really, light the spark of interest in aviation for the next generation," said Scott Marchand from the Pima, Air & Space Museum.
Organizers say the goal is to get youngsters interested in aviation and engineering.