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Welcome to Pat's Planes!

Welcome to my cool paper airplane site. I have tried to organize this site to be useful to everyone with any level of interest in paper airplanes. For those that are here just for just wanting to learn how to fold some new paper airplane styles to serious students interested in learning the science of flight. Perhaps even someone looking for science fair material for paper airplanes.

As an Aeronautical / Aerospace Engineer I have always been very disappointed in how much information is missing or inaccurate in so many paper airplane books. One of the major reasons to build and fly paper airplanes should be to learn as much as we can about how airplanes work. It is also important to learn methods that allow us to do more ourselves. There is no reason that the average person should not be able to learn the basic design characteristics of paper airplanes to the point of being able to make new paper air plane designs as well as improving old designs. So I encourage everyone to check out the resources available on this site.

One last goal I would like to approach is to try to keep up with a little history of paper airplanes. We are rapidly losing the generation that were the first few decades of kids who built and flew paper airplanes on the playgrounds around the world. Prior to WWII there was very little sharing of paper airplane designs from one part of the world to the next yet where ever there was paper available kids were making airplanes. If any one would like to share some information on paper airplane history with me (folded or pasted cardboard) please email me using the link below.

For now I have broken my site into four main categories on paper airplanes:

You can also check out my links both on site (other interest I have) and off site, mainly other interesting paper airplane links or free software packages I like to help keep my site going. Look around and I hope you enjoy the site and find it useful.

Thank you for checking my site out.

Pat Morgan

patsplanes.com

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