By Amina Nazarli
Baku will host an exciting championship - paper planes launching, on April 4, where all participants will become pilot for a day.
The event will bring together many show lovers at 4:00pm at the Baku Sea Port located at the Neftanikov prospect, 59.
The international paper plane competition is taking a childhood pass-time into a serious sport competition, one which will likely enchant both adults and children.
The winners of the event will be handed a special prize. The first three winners will have a chance to fly to the final of the international Red Bull Paper Wings to be held in Salzburg, Austria in May. The winners will compete in the international finals at Hangar-7, built for hosting the private aero plane collection, consisting of a growing number of small, not so small and some large historic and contemporary planes, helicopters and several vehicles Red Bull Paper Wings is the world's top and most international paper plane contest.
Students from all over the world will compete in the ability to lay down the fastest, artistically original and technically perfect paper airplane.
The competition crowns champions in three categories: distance, hangtime, and aerobatics.
Azerbaijan was represented by Rahim Shukurov and Tural Aliyev in the world final held in 2012. The competition was first held in 2006. Contestants from 86 countries from around the world qualified for the 2009 competition.
The official world record holder in distance category is Joe Ayob (USA, 2012), whose plane flew 69.13 meters.
The official world record holder in hang-time category is Takuo Toda (Japan, 2009), whose plane was floating in the air 27.9 seconds.