How This Guy Folds and Flies World Record Paper Airplanes | WIRED
Guy explains how to fold world record paper airplanes

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John Collins, better known as "The Paper Airplane Guy," has devoted himself to designing, folding, and flying the world's finest paper airplanes. Learn how to fold five of John's world record airplanes: Detailed folding instructions: Read more about Collins at You can also visit his website: Still haven’t subscribed to WIRED on YouTube? ►► Also, check out the free WIRED channel on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV. Here you can find your favorite WIRED shows and new episodes of our latest hit series Masterminds. ABOUT WIRED WIRED is where tomorrow is realized. Through thought-provoking stories and videos, WIRED explores the future of business, innovation, and culture. How This Guy Folds and Flies World Record Paper Airplanes | WIRED


Jason and a Camera : The uncle we all wish we had.

ツShinobii : Came in wanting to know about paper airplanes. Left the video with a masters degree in physics.

BenTheGinger : Us airforce: We make the most sophisticated and engineered flying machines. John Collins: Hold my beer...

rexstuff : "'s named after my wife, it's named Suzanne." Adorable.

SLICK CEE : father-inlaw: "what job do you do" Me: "i make paper planes"

Cake and Cookie : Ever looked at a comment and thought "Man I wish I wrote that"

Just Some Guy without a Mustache : Wasted an entire year studying physics in college while there was an 11 minute video about it all along.

JD Davenport : he is so happy and excited about what he does! i admire his passion for what he does.

Lost Dai 23 : Yeah all cool until ur teacher sees the paper airplane and destroys it :/ EDIT: jesus christ, 500 likes? Seems like this has happend to alot of ppl 😓😂 #RIP

Mixey : Imagine this guy being a Marvel supervillain and killing people witj paper airplanes

Emma S : Came for paper airplanes, got a lesson on aerodynamics.

Basit Miki : This guy can do a cobra maneuver with out TVCs on real fighter planes....

Kevin Deegan : Came for a masters degree in physics left with a PhD and job at NASA

Dexter's laboratory : Make a paperball with some clay in it It goes too far

Diwakar Mahto : wow! that bat plane is amazing with the oscillating wings!

Alvin Cornelius : It's not "flying" It's falling, with style.

25kasa1 : 6.3k dislikes are school teachers.. They won't encourage me to fly paper gliders..

100,00,000 views : Came here for paper plane, Now I'm PhD in aerodynamics.👩‍🎓

Demonking2323 : *job interview* So what did you do for the last 10 years? "I studied the art of folding paper"

Megha : Omg I tried making his plane (Susanne) and it worked !! 🌸

Christopher Bellore : With A.I., and all sorts of Electronic Technology, and Robotics on the rise, it's nice to see that if we get back to basics, and slow down, we might find out that we overlooked so much WONDER of the raw materials that we don't need lots of money, or expensive resources in order to discover lots of fascinating details of things that are already in our presence and possession. Thanks Collins.

Masa Ikramul Haq : Boeing - We are among the largest global aerospace manufacturers. Uncle John - Count my papers...

Nadeem Kassam : He studied 10 yrs just for fun! Its nt about the money, he is a nice guy.

Robi Santillan : Physics? All I want is to learn that plane. (Suzanne)

kido hop : 10 yo me would be so famous at school if i knew this guy back then...

Juan Jr : This man studied origami and airplanes for 10 year just so I can learn what he learned in an 11 minute video.

Xander Explains : Me : came to see paper airplanes Also me : *ENDS UP WITH A MASTERS DEGREE ON PAPER AIRPLANE PHYSICS*

Clayton Johnson : literally 3:30am and here i am watching somebody talk about paper airplanes

Jojo Bacon : He sounds like Robert Downey Jr

KhOrganization : This man did origami for ten years just to improve his paper airplane making.

stick0 : I was hoping he would fly long distance but boy i was left disappointed.

J H : My 5th grade class made paper airplanes. We went outside and flew them. Mine flew across an entire parking lot about the length of 15 parking spots.

TheInfiniteOne : I got a Bob Ross vibe, listening to this guy talking about planes

krismarie abagon : Him: (throws the planes) me: 😮😨 (jaws drop)

El Americano : I bet he holds the world record for grade school detentions too

Alex : My classmate: I am the best in flying paper planes John Collins: hold my plane

sandynoby : Awesome sir ... I loved that you love what you are doing ... that's physics in play ... :)

Khải Phạm Bá : Whao this guy has been living with his kid dream up until the very present days. Professional childhood keeper!

RØxKING Gaming : this goes out to all my teachers and principals who took my airplanes

traderjoes : I am 52 now and I remember when I was maybe 12 years old, my parents brought us to the Empire State Building in NYC and when I was at the top, I took a brochure that the building gave out and I folded it into a kind of big paper airplane and when nobody was looking I threw it off the observation deck. I saw it fly out and really far and then start flying in circles and arcs and eventually lost sight of it as it flew behind other buildings. After we came out of the building and were walking back to where my father had parked the car, I found the paper airplane, pretty much flattened out on the side walk, but it still had the folds I had put in it. I couldn't believe I had found it.

Cherry Pickfotos : Ok.. First of all.. Paper planes doesnt fly.. They glide!..

Phil Hayhoe : Great lesson John, extremely knowledgeable and engaging.

Chandra Shekar : I'm telling no one had a better title than paper craft guy

Gustav Skans : Wonderful. But sadly letter size and not A4 I would assume:/

Josh M : Wow, this guy would make for an awesome physics teacher.

Rishab Demlani : Came here to relax but instead revised the aerodynamics.

xwinglover : I came here out of curiosity, I am glad I did. The engineering behind it is so interesting.

aZz7eCh : Just incredible. Good on you, guy. :)

Polarbear Frost S : I wonder how many paper cuts this guy has gotten.