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

  • Published: 29 March 2018
  • 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:ídeo.html

    Detailed folding instructions:

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Comments • 10 430

    WIRED   Hace un año

    Watch and learn how to fold five of John's world record airplanes:ídeo.html Detailed folding instructions can be found here:

    • Mind Control Experiments
      Mind Control Experiments  Hace 6 días

      I want to take a lighter and burn all his paper airplanes!

      • Kevin Saunders
        Kevin Saunders  Hace un mes

        What a freaking joke. I'll bet him 10k.

        • Tariel Shiraliyev
          Tariel Shiraliyev  Hace un mes

          What is the size of paper

          • nijelly12345
            nijelly12345  Hace 2 meses

            the clipping in the audio is so bad, please talk to whoever is in charge of audio and fix this next time

            • David Dalton
              David Dalton  Hace 2 meses

              15 second ad. Why? Do you hate us?

              • Sam Gamgee
                Sam Gamgee  Hace un día

                I'm guessing John Collins works at the post office.

                • Ravindra Pandey
                  Ravindra Pandey  Hace un día


                  • Mackey Quina
                    Mackey Quina  Hace un día

                    My friend's air plane flew a longer distance than his. It even stay up in the air about 5 mins. It's just in circling the though but flew a far distance. He though fly it in a hill but the plane flyies upward in the hill before it landed. It landed because it crushes on a tree. Just saying hehe

                    • anonymous 29
                      anonymous 29  Hace un día

                      You are kids Hero

                      • IG:Chadmiami
                        IG:Chadmiami  Hace un día

                        Thought I made good paper planes.... then I watched this 😕 Good job though brother.

                        • Kev Harvey
                          Kev Harvey  Hace un día

                          This is seriously one of the best videos I've watched in a long time!

                          • Polarbear Frost S
                            Polarbear Frost S  Hace un día

                            I wonder how many paper cuts this guy has gotten.

                            • Brokekid 666
                              Brokekid 666  Hace 2 días

                              His words hurts my mind ngl

                              • Dinindu Jayasekara
                                Dinindu Jayasekara  Hace 2 días

                                Super cool video. Loved it. It truly is incredible what you can come up with when you truly are passionate about something

                                • Sabre 51
                                  Sabre 51  Hace 2 días

                                  He cant move on his childhood memories

                                  • trendsBay
                                    trendsBay  Hace 2 días

                                    😂😂 bro bro bro we indians do this when we are kids...

                                    • Mr.KO
                                      Mr.KO  Hace 2 días

                                      Thats a mad scientist right there!

                                      • Angelo Morante
                                        Angelo Morante  Hace 2 días


                                        • Greeny Boy Gaming
                                          Greeny Boy Gaming  Hace 3 días

                                          Hey love your vids can you make a plane that flies REALLY HIGH Then falls down and lands so smoothly

                                          • Shashi kumar
                                            Shashi kumar  Hace 3 días

                                            Como dikygu bothaya😁❤️

                                            • antony aj
                                              antony aj  Hace 3 días

                                              Paper planes are the best. Like please. 🙏🙏🙏👍👍🙏🙏👍🙏

                                              • nizcomix
                                                nizcomix  Hace 3 días

                                                me when I won the fifth grade paper airplane flying contest

                                                • theperfectionist
                                                  theperfectionist  Hace 4 días

                                                  Came for the paper airplanes, learned what "fuselage" means.

                                                  • Gusti_indra
                                                    Gusti_indra  Hace 4 días

                                                    what paper does he use?

                                                    • Riz Ali
                                                      Riz Ali  Hace 4 días

                                                      crikey.. My friends and I flown that paper plane longer distances as kids

                                                      • NAVYCalvin
                                                        NAVYCalvin  Hace 4 días

                                                        when you heard the paper Stuka

                                                        • Buffy Summers
                                                          Buffy Summers  Hace 4 días

                                                          Loves his paper

                                                          • Csx Engine
                                                            Csx Engine  Hace 5 días

                                                            Back in our middle school days (1991s) we used to make those planes, but strange we didn't read any book, no Internet, youtube was exist back then and all of sudden this guy claiming on that design?

                                                            • YAQOOBI TV
                                                              YAQOOBI TV  Hace 5 días

                                                              Am sure he just maked aeroplanes in his school time.

                                                              • Its Gamer 596
                                                                Its Gamer 596  Hace 5 días

                                                                Stranger:How do you throw thing at your friend Me:its complicated...

                                                                • Desert Fox
                                                                  Desert Fox  Hace 5 días

                                                                  NASA Engineer Of Paper Plane

                                                                  • Jurik Ristjouw
                                                                    Jurik Ristjouw  Hace 5 días

                                                                    I totally understand and have hours of fun with 2 models I know fly well! Thanx for sharing

                                                                    • Jurik Ristjouw
                                                                      Jurik Ristjouw  Hace 3 días

                                                                      Ok, this plane #3 for me, is awesome!!! I am a hero now according to my son! Thanx

                                                                      • Lawrence Serrao
                                                                        Lawrence Serrao  Hace 5 días

                                                                        Amazing fantastic kid at heart the joy of flying ; boys will be boys reason we have high tech toys 😀 wonderful demo 👍

                                                                        • A.R Shivakumar
                                                                          A.R Shivakumar  Hace 6 días

                                                                          R they used in military bases for (more speed or to cover distance in time). I'm talking about airplane design.

                                                                          • Neha Agrawal
                                                                            Neha Agrawal  Hace 6 días


                                                                            • Gyambo Koj
                                                                              Gyambo Koj  Hace 6 días

                                                                              WIRED has good contents

                                                                              • Ayyron BellYT
                                                                                Ayyron BellYT  Hace 6 días

                                                                                Even his hair wants to take flight.

                                                                                • FunkINsane
                                                                                  FunkINsane  Hace 7 días

                                                                                  After a lot of practice I can finally fit on my plane and fly on it...!! Thanks WIRED

                                                                                  • Ricky Krisna
                                                                                    Ricky Krisna  Hace 7 días


                                                                                    • Jade Fusionz
                                                                                      Jade Fusionz  Hace 7 días

                                                                                      0:54 what is that flying plane called ?

                                                                                      • muhd akieff
                                                                                        muhd akieff  Hace 7 días

                                                                                        I think we should give this man a Professor title, cause its prove that he is the mastermind of a paper airplane. Salute

                                                                                        • Howard Rockliffe
                                                                                          Howard Rockliffe  Hace 7 días

                                                                                          16 million views!

                                                                                          • Someone Human
                                                                                            Someone Human  Hace 8 días

                                                                                            I did this in highschool and I was famous in one of my class just for it.. thank you.

                                                                                            • SexyArmy 03
                                                                                              SexyArmy 03  Hace 7 días

                                                                                              Someone Human nice

                                                                                              • Enzo Lopez
                                                                                                Enzo Lopez  Hace 8 días

                                                                                                He wore a tie to make it look like a profession.

                                                                                                • WELCOME TO ML
                                                                                                  WELCOME TO ML  Hace 8 días

                                                                                                  Lol i just copied what he do in 1:18 and i use the playback speed to the slowest but its really hard to copy it but i make it and it lands far

                                                                                                  • Clit Commander69
                                                                                                    Clit Commander69  Hace 8 días

                                                                                                    Swear when it said full size planes it showed gta v

                                                                                                    • Abhishek Kumar
                                                                                                      Abhishek Kumar  Hace 10 días

                                                                                                      That 9 second world record flight gives a different kind of satisfaction altogether.

                                                                                                      • ART at WORK
                                                                                                        ART at WORK  Hace 11 días


                                                                                                        • ART at WORK
                                                                                                          ART at WORK  Hace 11 días

                                                                                                          Hey i know how to make it...

                                                                                                          • LaWendeltreppe
                                                                                                            LaWendeltreppe  Hace 11 días

                                                                                                            Is there anything more innocent than making paper planes?

                                                                                                            • Srishti Krishnan
                                                                                                              Srishti Krishnan  Hace 12 días

                                                                                                              His tie tho

                                                                                                              • Rohit Mhapankar
                                                                                                                Rohit Mhapankar  Hace 13 días

                                                                                                                Bhak menudadake benari

                                                                                                                • Rohit Mhapankar
                                                                                                                  Rohit Mhapankar  Hace 13 días


                                                                                                                  • MintieKookie
                                                                                                                    MintieKookie  Hace 14 días

                                                                                                                    This is the type of science I like

                                                                                                                    • idiotic plays
                                                                                                                      idiotic plays  Hace 14 días

                                                                                                                      *I use your airplane to kill your airplane*3

                                                                                                                      • Rajesh Nair
                                                                                                                        Rajesh Nair  Hace 15 días

                                                                                                                        my son made the distance plane and it went in circles

                                                                                                                        • sumi5522
                                                                                                                          sumi5522  Hace 15 días

                                                                                                                          He is Unbelievable

                                                                                                                          • Jelly Bean
                                                                                                                            Jelly Bean  Hace 15 días

                                                                                                                            When he leaped into his arms at 1:42 idk why that made me laugh so much lmaoo

                                                                                                                            • SnakeKittenTiger Enough Said

                                                                                                                              I also have his book

                                                                                                                              • SnakeKittenTiger Enough Said

                                                                                                                                I've made a paper airplane out of printer paper called The Returner because it returns to you and glides in the opposite direction you threw it

                                                                                                                                • Muhammad saad
                                                                                                                                  Muhammad saad  Hace 17 días

                                                                                                                                  I just created a paper plane watching this video, did exactly what he said, still plane hardly crossed some 10 meters! Strange.

                                                                                                                                  • brandon D
                                                                                                                                    brandon D  Hace 17 días

                                                                                                                                    Actually only one way to fly and that is by developing lift. Air travels faster over the top of a wind than it does the bottom this creates an area of low pressure on top of the wing and higher pressure below the wing. This and this alone creates lift.

                                                                                                                                    • Luckcity23
                                                                                                                                      Luckcity23  Hace 17 días

                                                                                                                                      At my school I was the best paper airplane maker. My teacher decided to use paper airplanes to study, what would Happen was we would pick a question then we would have to throw a paper airplane that we made and try to make it through a hole in a board she had cut out, max points was 2,000 and it was tiny, my plane went through the 2,000 point mark both throws and the farther back you stood the bigger multiply you got I was the farthest line back, I got my team 10,000 points

                                                                                                                                      • Md Rakib
                                                                                                                                        Md Rakib  Hace 19 días


                                                                                                                                        • yeet asian
                                                                                                                                          yeet asian  Hace 19 días

                                                                                                                                          Be my grandpa pls

                                                                                                                                          • Rarebit
                                                                                                                                            Rarebit  Hace 21 un día

                                                                                                                                            That oxfam tune is a banger

                                                                                                                                            • brylee ee
                                                                                                                                              brylee ee  Hace 22 días

                                                                                                                                              Hes succesful by making paper airplanes. Let this be a lesson.

                                                                                                                                              • Wolf Kittson
                                                                                                                                                Wolf Kittson  Hace 22 días

                                                                                                                                                Is this guy working for NASA....or Boeing?

                                                                                                                                                • Banned.
                                                                                                                                                  Banned.  Hace 25 días

                                                                                                                                                  And I thought i was doing atleast paper airplanes right..

                                                                                                                                                  • Bob Houghton
                                                                                                                                                    Bob Houghton  Hace 25 días

                                                                                                                                                    16 million views, that 10 years studying origami paying back.

                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Cipres
                                                                                                                                                      Robert Cipres  Hace 26 días


                                                                                                                                                      • HEK 293
                                                                                                                                                        HEK 293  Hace 27 días

                                                                                                                                                        What a nerd. Look who's talking. (Look at my profile picture)

                                                                                                                                                        • HEK 293
                                                                                                                                                          HEK 293  Hace 27 días


                                                                                                                                                          • Lucas Burnette
                                                                                                                                                            Lucas Burnette  Hace 28 días

                                                                                                                                                            Next upload: Why it's almost impossible to make a paper airplane fly 210 feet

                                                                                                                                                            • i dont get the joke i also want to piss people off

                                                                                                                                                              Time to flex after I make this 😎😎😎😎

                                                                                                                                                              • Jahir Banegas
                                                                                                                                                                Jahir Banegas  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                                8:30 lol look at the plane and liok at his hair line there the same

                                                                                                                                                                • The Flowerman Company
                                                                                                                                                                  The Flowerman Company  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                                  See teacher that’s why I play paper planes in physics class

                                                                                                                                                                  • MephistoBelek
                                                                                                                                                                    MephistoBelek  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                                    0:52 magic

                                                                                                                                                                    • kim
                                                                                                                                                                      kim  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                                      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