By the numbers


The winning distance for the longest distance category at Wednesday's Red Bull Paper Wings National Finals.


The winning distance by Czech contestant Tomas Beck at the last Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals in 2012 in Salzburg, Austria.


The current world record for farthest distance flown by a paper plane, set by former college quarterback Joe Ayoob in February 2012. He bettered the previous record, which stood for almost 10 years, by 6m.

10.68 sec

The longest airtime at the 2012 Red Bull Paper Wings World Finals by Lebanese contestant Elie Chemaly.

29.2 sec

The world record for longest airborne time for a paper plane, set by Japanese Takuo Toda in December 2010. He broke his own record of 27.9 seconds.