Fly for Fun Days
Paper Airplane Workshops
Recommended Ages 7 and Up
Sunday, March 4 – Distance Flight
Sunday, May 6 – Assisted Lift
Join the excitement of the National Paper Airplane Contest at the Hiller Aviation Museum! Each Fly for Fun date investigates the science of flight with paper airplanes using curriculum content developed by author and record-setting paper airplane ace John Collins, frequent presenter at the Hiller Aviation Museum.
In the distance competition, participants explore the science of aerodynamics and techniques for constructing gliders with minimal drag to boost the chances of producing spectacular distance flights. In the assisted flight competition, high lift is the key as each glider is designed to have maximum loft.
Each Fly for Fun event is included with Museum admission.
Sunday, March 4, 1 PM – 3 PM
Go long with a power-assisted paper plane launch! Explore the role of drag in aircraft flight and construct a long-distance paper glider able to be launched with a blast of air, then launch it across the great indoors of the Museum’s Atrium!
Sunday, May 6, 1 PM – 3 PM
The wing’s the thing in a contest to construct a paper plane with minimum sink rate—and maximum flight time! Learn how the force forces of flight combine in a simple glider, and then build and test your own design under the guidance of Hiller Aviation Museum staff and volunteers!
Fly for Fun Days programs are included with admission to the Hiller Aviation Museum (no charge for Members).
All program participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Check in at the Museum Gift Shop on the day of the program to register. Adults and children are welcome to join, but participants should be able to fold paper confidently.
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover the world of paper-light flight at the Hiller Aviation Museum!