The world's largest paper airplane took off: video

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A paper airplane weighing 680 kg was created by 4, 500 volunteers aged 2 to 92 years. The idea was proposed by a resident of Fichburg Jerry Beck - an artist and art director of the local Revolving Museum. She pursued several goals: to break the Guinness book record, unite people and give them the opportunity for self-realization.

The collective work to create a giant aircraft took four years, and there were so many who wanted that the plan was revised upwards. Instead of the planned 15 meters, the art object reached a length of 19.5 meters. People reinforced drawings, collages, origami, photographs and any creative paper-based crafts on a frame made of bamboo and corrugated cardboard.

The staff of the Massachusetts Museum and the city airport took part in the further implementation of the plan. In the presence of representatives of the Book of Records, the plane took off from the ground with a crane.

The previous record-breaking paper plane was created by students and faculty of the Braunschweig University of Technology in 2013; in length, it reached 18 meters.

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