How This Guy Folds and Flies World Record Paper Airplanes | WIRED
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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.

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

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

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

Hussain : *"When you take physics seriously to unimportant things"*

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.

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"

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

Cam James : We're just gonna skate past the fact that this dude studied origami for ten years i guess

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

Melody 382 : Aa he was doing the plane I just.noticed.his.tie and omg 👏👏👏👏👏

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

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

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

Soy el ayuwoki He he : Lmao Imagine someone breaking his World Record using the same airplane design he made.

LRFLekk : To anyone calling this a useless skill: he wrote a book about it and is probably making quite good money of that

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

Niamh-Creates : I like his tie.

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

The Samuel Show : See teacher that’s why I play paper planes in physics class

Logical Conservative : That's pretty cool, but I opted to get internet access, instead.

Tung Nguyen : The introverted kid you were lucky to be friends with

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

Frutho7 8102 : He should be Airplane Enginer

Roxanne Lubinsky : Now THAT'S talent, not some hack parroting a song to a panel of lemmings.

kim : i love this man. would lofe to show him the advanced loopers me and my friend used to design... it is the one paper plane that i still love more than any toy

kyrios0307 : The next Avengers member

So Low Key : 10 years of ORAGAMI? *sweats in paper*

Asian Dumpling : I guessing how many times he was kicked out of class

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

Ethan Krauss : These paper airplanes are really tops!! If you are interested in flying models, you just might like to see an aircraft that flies without moving parts except ions. Please click on my channel icon to the left to see some flight tests.

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


Characa Rosandi : Should've worked in the Dunder Mifflin marketing team. Or at least replace Toby.

mik3lee98 : nobody: nothing youtube: hold my algorithm

Ivquex Roblox : Makes money out of folding paper. Me: reading a physics textbook. *What a genius*

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

Kepler Smith : An Aviation merit badge teaches all of this. I earned it last week. It's very interesting, all the physics about it. Also, AWESOME PLANE!!!

Shahid Ali : What do you do for living Me: I make paper plane

I LOVE YOU LORD : Moral: Everything Contains Physics!!

Ricky Tan : Yall remember when Kevin bought his paper airplane on eBay the one in the office😂

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

Obli Vious : Give this man a youtube channel and let him teach us the secrets of the plane

Septic_ Aura : This guy tought me more more physics than my physics teacher

Ace : **In my mind the whole time I watch this video** I FLY LIKE PAPER GET HIGH LIKE PLANES..

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.

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.

Swastik Biswas : Gordon Ramsay of Airplanes