How to Make Paper Airplanes With a Long Flying Distance

By Julie Williams
To make any airplane fly for a long distance, it must be thrown hard and overarm.

While most know how to make a paper airplane, making a plane that flies a long distance is a different story. Airplanes that fly long distances must be sturdy with strong wings. Nonetheless, an airplane that flies a long distance can still be made with a simple 8-inch by 11-inch sheet of paper. This particular plane can fly 98 feet or more.

Fold the paper in half, bringing the 11-inch edges of the paper together. Reopen the paper.

Fold the right corner of the 8-inch edge of the paper to meet the middle crease. Repeat with the left corner of the same edge. You should now have a triangle shape at the top of the page.

Fold one 11-inch edge of the paper towards the middle crease, making the triangle shape into a narrower and longer triangle. Repeat with the other 11-inch edge of the paper.

Fold the page in half, making the tip of the triangle meet the middle crease of the 8-inch edge of the paper. The triangle tip should now be at the bottom of the paper.

Fold the top right corner of the paper to the middle crease. Repeat with the top left corner. The top of the page should form a triangle.

Fold the triangle tip at the bottom of the page up to meet the triangle at the top of the page.

Fold the right side of the page to meet the left side of the page. The triangles should now be on the outside of the plane, not on the inside.

Fold the left edge of the page to meet the right edge, forming a wing. Flip over and repeat on the other side.

About the Author

Though constantly traveling the world, Julia Williams is based in Chicago and has been writing since 2006. Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting. She is also a licensed fitness instructor, specializing in Pilates since 2003 and has written hundreds of articles on exercise and health.