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

  • Published on:  3/29/2018
  • 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: folding instructions: more about Collins at can also visit his website: https://www.thepaperairplaneguy.comStill 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 WIREDWIRED 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


    WIRED  a years ago+2122

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

  • Jason and a Camera
    Jason and a Camera a years ago+10794

    The uncle we all wish we had.

  • kido hop
    kido hop 4 months ago+2112

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

  • Emma S
    Emma S 4 months ago+3034

    Came for paper airplanes, got a lesson on aerodynamics.

  • ツShinobii
    ツShinobii 2 months ago+1408

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

    SLICK CEE 2 months ago+420

    father-inlaw: "what job do you do"
    Me: "i make paper planes"

  • rexstuff
    rexstuff 2 months ago+305

    "'s named after my wife, it's named Suzanne."

  • 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.

  • BenTheGinger
    BenTheGinger 4 months ago+744

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

  • Cam James
    Cam James 4 months ago+330

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

  • Lost Dai 23
    Lost Dai 23 3 months ago+648

    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

  • dj T
    dj T 5 months ago+235

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

  • Kevin Deegan
    Kevin Deegan 2 months ago+95

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

  • Xander Explains
    Xander Explains 2 days ago+1

    Me : came to see paper airplanes

  • Cake and Cookie
    Cake and Cookie 10 months ago+3427

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

  • Demonking2323
    Demonking2323 3 months ago+120

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

  • Soy el ayuwoki He he
    Soy el ayuwoki He he 1 months ago+23

    Lmao Imagine someone breaking his World Record using the same airplane design he made.

  • Megha
    Megha 2 months ago+70

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

  • Fauzi Aqilla
    Fauzi Aqilla 18 hours ago

    someone : "What is your job?"
    this guy : "I'm an paper plane engineer."
    someone : *visible confusion

  • traderjoes
    traderjoes a years ago+3183

    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.