Muscat students to compete in world’s largest paper plane competition

Energy Tuesday 19/March/2019 17:11 PM
By: Times News Service
Muscat students to compete in world’s largest paper plane competition

Muscat: Students from Muscat will participate in the world’s largest paper plane competition that is being organised by Red Bull.

The idea of the competition is for students must make a plain sheet of paper, make an aeroplance and make it fly as far, as long or as artistically through the air as possible.

Students will be judged in three categories - Longest Distance, Longest Airtime and Aerobatics. And the winners in the categories will then take on their counterparts in hundreds of national qualifiers for the chance of winning a spot in the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final next May.

This year, tens of thousands of self-trained, student pilots, will put their outstanding creative skills to the test to enter the world’s leading paper plane contest.

Local qualifiers will be held from March 19 till March 27 at the German University of Technology in Oman, Higher College of Technology, Sultan Qaboos University, and Middle East College. The national Final will then be held on April 12 at Avenues Mall.

Through the Red Bull Paper Wings App, students will have the opportunity to learn how to fold different types of paper planes through augmented reality (AR) and help them with the means to measure their distance and time while they practice. The Red Bull Paper Wings App will also include: events geo-localization, sign-up opportunities, games and much more.

Global winners for 'Distance', 'Airtime', 'Aerobatics' and the best ranked player of the AR game will get a Red Bull Air Race Weekend Experience consisting of flight tickets, accommodation, full pass to watch the training and race over the weekend, access to club/sky lounge depending on the race, tour and meet & greet with one of the pilots to winner selected Red Bull Air Race as a prize.

The event is the largest Red Bull student participatory event.