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November 6, 2003 - EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wis. - (Nov. 10, 2003) - Ken Blackburn, the world record holder for paper airplane flight, will again pass along his expertise and knowledge to budding airplane builders during Paper Airplane Weekend, scheduled for November 15-16 at the EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh.

Blackburn, a Missouri resident, holds the record for the world’s longest duration paper-airplane flight (27.8 seconds in 1998). He is also author of The World Record Paper Airplane Book and several other books. Blackburn will offer tips to aspiring airplane builders and present several construction and flying demonstrations each day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. In honor of the event, museum admission prices will be reduced 50 percent both days.

Paper airplane builders can test their designs in a series of flying contests, including distance, accuracy and flight duration. Prizes will be awarded for the best flights in a number of age categories.

“This program was extraordinarily successful last fall and we were encouraged to bring Ken back to Oshkosh,” AirVenture Museum director Adam Smith said. “With just a few folds on a piece of paper, anyone can create a flying design with help from a world-record holder. Ken Blackburn can show you the finer points of making your design better at this fun family event.”

The EAA AirVenture Museum is open 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. It is located at the intersections of Highways 41 and 44 in Oshkosh.

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