Giant Paper Airplane Flown Over Arizona Desert (Video)
Two days ago, possibly the world's largest paper airplane was launched over the Arizona desert, for a fantastic flight, fulfilling the dream of millions of little boys.
The Pima Air and Space Museum held The Great Paper Airplane event a few months ago, inviting kids to make and fly paper airplanes. The enthusiasm shown at the event inspired engineers at Pima to create a gargantuan folded flyer and see what it could do.
Named the Desert Eagle, the 45 foot semi-reinforced paper airplane was pulled up from the ground by a helicopter and let loose just above 2,700 feet, where it soared over the desert, attaining speeds of almost 100 mph before landing.
Take a look at Pima's blog, where they covered the flight live, as well as shared test flights and problems trying to get aloft such a lightweight yet colossal feat of engineering.
Want to watch the airplane get underway? Feast your eyes below...