Long Beach, Calif. - March 6, 2015 - California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is hosting the National Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifier for the chance to compete in the World Finals in Austria. CSULB will be home to one of the 75 National Qualifiers, with thousands of participants competing nationally.
The CSULB Red Bull Paper Wings Qualifier is co-sponsored by the USU Program Council and will be held on Tuesday, March 10, in the University Student Union Ballrooms at 2 p.m.
All the equipment needed for this competition is a sheet of commercial paper, but you must have great skills in the following: excellent folding abilities, creativity, a great sense of imagination and understanding the basics of aeronautics.
Programs Assistant Alexis Rockwell believes students have a great opportunity to be involved in something different and unique. "You have the opportunity to go to a country for free if you make a great paper airplane," she said. "Especially if you have a passion for aerospace engineering, it's a way to show off a skill set that many people don't have."
Participants will be competing in three disciplines, including long distance, longest airtime, and aerobatics for a chance to fly to Salzburg, Austria and compete in the World Finals in May.
Plane construction and practice will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. followed by the competition from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the award ceremony at 4 p.m. This event is open to any student and advance sign-ups are not required to participate in the competition. Even if you don't have any skills in paper airplane construction, put on your pilot's hat and give it a try, you're guaranteed to have some fun.
For participant details and to sign-up, visit www.redbullpaperwings.com.