John “The Paper Airplane Guy” Collins demonstrates to everybody the way to fold “Suzanne,” the paper airplane that established a 2012 world record for soaring 69.14 meters and many other intriguing paper airplane constructions.
Many folks imagine a paper airplane as something you build when being absolutely bored to death during school, John Collins has perfected making paper planes to an art which brings together engineering, origami, and aeronautical theories.
Some of his other paper airplane constructions also have a special trick up their sleeve. One paper airplane flies in a perfect circle and returns to its sender. While another one flaps its wings like a bat. Truly fascinating!
John Collins has been a professional in tv since 1979, being a creative director, executive producer, live television director and much more. Collins’ original patterns for paper planes have been released in three books and is the world’s primary paper airplane expert.
In 2016, Collins made paper airplanes into a full-time occupation, starting the National Paper Airplane Contest and providing STEM education programs to aviation and space museums, science museums, libraries, and schools across the United States.