Search

Now Red Bull gives you paper wings with a flight-of-fancy

PUBLISHED: 14:53 18 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:11 05 October 2010

THOUSANDS of paper airplanes are expected to take off over the skies of East London tomorrow. The models are being launched in a flight-of-fancy contest to select winners to go on to the world finals of Red Bull’s 2009 Paper Wings competition in May

THOUSANDS of paper airplanes are expected to take off over the skies of East London tomorrow (Thursday).

The models are being launched in a flight-of-fancy contest to select winners to go on to the world finals of Red Bull's 2009 'Paper Wings' competition in May.

They take off at the student gym at Queen Mary's London University Mile End campus in three categories, for longest airtime, longest distance and for acrobatics.

But organisers have a word of warning: "The goal is to fly-not to land!"

Students have the chance to take part by using their university ID cards as a 'license to fly'.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser