Long Distance Paper Planes

To achieve long flight times and huge distances you need to minimize your weight to wing lift area. Since we are starting with a single piece of paper we can't do to much about weight. That leaves maximizing the wing area and lift. Therefor these long distance flyers all have large wing areas for maximum lift.


Albatross paper plane folding instructions

The Albatross Paper Glider

With its heavy nose and extra vertical stabilizers, this all purpose glider can float or be made to do acrobatics. It is designed to be an indoor craft and best made with medium to heavy weight paper. Click here for the complete step by step instruction on how to fold the Albatross paper airplane.


Kingfisher paper airplane plane folding instructions

The Kingfisher Paper Airplane

The Kingfisher paper airplane is an elegant floater with pleasing curves! Heavier paper is recommended specially when you intend to fly this craft indoors. It is considered to be one of the best gliders and it can actually set distance records if properly folded and thrown correctly.


Sea Gull paper airplane plane folding instructions

The Sea Gull Paper Plane

The Sea Gull paper airplane is also a unique Delta Wing design and a tucked nose create this elegant looking craft that is a slow long distance floater. This variation on a traditional glider design will float straight and far when folded well.


Pelican paper airplane plane folding instructions

The Pelican Paper Plane

It looks somewhat like a giant moth. The Pelican paper airplane will seem to fly on forever when launched from a high place. It is a versatile craft that works well with all weights of paper. The special nose flaps can be bent various ways to make flights more aerobatic and interesting.


Typhoon paper plane folding instructions

The Typhoon Paper Glider

This paper glider has a huge wing area and a very small fuselage for lots of lift and long flight times. The typhoon glider is a one of a kind light air floater.