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Celebrate National Paper Airplane Day

National Paper Airplane Day

May 26 is National Paper Airplane Day – a day to appreciate the simple aeronautical tradition that inspires the wonder of flight. Making paper airplanes is a centuries-old activity that sparks nostalgia and creativity and ignites an interest in aviation.

For some, paper airplanes are simply a class distraction. For others, building a paper airplane opens a window into the world of aviation and piques their aspiration to join an industry made up of extraordinary, unique people that share a passion for flying.

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Today we challenge you to build your own paper airplane! Choose from our three blueprints below, or try them all:


paper airplane icon The Dart
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paper airplane icon The Buzz
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paper airplane icon The Sprinter
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Once you’ve created your plane, share a photo or video with us!