Kids' Paper Airplane Book

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Workman Publ., 1996 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 70 pages
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Distilling the innovation, science, and enthusiasm of their first book-The World Record Paper Airplane Book-world record holder Ken Blackburn and mechanical engineer Jeff Lammers present The Kids' Paper Airplane Book.

Written and designed for younger paper pilots, it has simpler planes with brighter, bolder graphics; games, activities, and fun aviation facts (the "A=Alpha, B=Bravo" pilots' alphabet, for example); and everything kids need to fold and fly. They will learn how to design their own planes, do stunts, and build a 3-D airport with stuff found around the house, and they'll discover that the largest aircraft ever flown wasn't a plane at all. There are 16 models and 76 full-color planes in all, a full-color poster of an airport, a pilot's license and flight log, and a field guide to common aircraft.

But the irresistible attraction, as in the grown-up version, are the planes themselves: The Count, The Dragon, The Manta Ray, The Slice, The Aerobat, the Saturn Rocket. Plus the chance to be the next world record holder.

Selection of the Doubleday Kids' Club. Suitable for ages 5 and up. 360,000 copies in print.

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Awesome activity book for kids

User Review  - Teri Griewahn -

This book is wonderful for kids who have any interest at all in paper airplanes. Not only does it have brightly colored copies of several planes with instructions, it includes tips on how to improve ... Read full review

Kids Paper Air Plane Book

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8yrold grandson Nick thinks this book is about the best thing ever! Were still flying paper planes and laughing out loud as our attempts. we all can hardly wait for good dry weather to fly them ... Read full review


Why Paper Airplanes Fly and Why They Crash
How I Set the Guinness World Record
Folding and Flying Your Planes

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About the author (1996)

Ken Blackburn holds the world record for duration of flight by a paper aircraft indoors. He works as an aerospace engineer at Boeing, in St. Louis, Missouri.

Jeff Lammers is a mechanical engineer and entrepreneur with a diverse background in engineering, aviation, and business. He lives in Breckenridge, Colorado.

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