British competitor comes second at world’s biggest paper plane throwing event


n aircraft designer representing Britain at the world’s most important paper airplane throwing competitors has said he is “amazed” to have gained second spot.

Yicheng Sun, 32, was crowned runner-up at the Crimson Bull Paper Wings earth super ultimate by throwing a paper airplane a distance of 57.07 metres.

Yicheng Solar of Excellent Britain rejoice with his crew at the Longest Distance discipline during the Pink Bull Paper Wings Earth Finals 2022 in Salzburg, Austria. (Crimson Bull Paper Wings)

Mr Sun, who is a investigate fellow in aerospace auto layout at Cranfield College, in Bedfordshire, defeat 60 rivals from 58 nations in the longest length group.

“It is wonderful, I just cannot imagine it,” Mr Solar explained to the PA information agency.

“When the competitors starts, it’s definitely tricky but I made the decision to consider a danger and I finished up with (the silver trophy).”

Rivals from throughout the globe ended up challenged to appear up with the best aerodynamic patterns and methods in a few categories: longest length, longest airtime, and aerobatics.

Planes can only be modified by folding – no ripping, gluing, reducing, stapling or weighting of the airplane is permitted, and the function was monitored by Guinness Guide of Entire world Records’ officials.

Scholar paramedic Billy Smith, who scientific studies at Sheffield Hallam University, came sixth in the longest airtime and competed dressed in a pair of Union Jack shorts with a faux six pack of muscle groups.

Billy Smith of Wonderful Britain performs in Longest Airtime self-control during the Crimson Bull Paper Wings Planet Finals 2022 in Salzburg, Austria. (Purple Bull Paper Wings)

The 21-yr-old even stepped up to hold the crowd entertained with his spontaneous dancing just after the function place became overheated and the competitiveness was briefly paused.

Mr Smith told PA: “They experienced to turn the aircon on so I could not throw my plane… so I was stood in the center attempting to entertain the group, dancing away and undertaking all kinds.

“I haven’t acquired any muscle groups myself so I thought I would (dress in) some pretend ones – a six pack and some fantastic pecs – to use it to my advantage.

“I (required to) distract every person else so they did not toss as properly in the levels of competition.”

Connor Wynn, 25, from London, represented Excellent Britain in the aerobatics group and completed in seventh location.

Mr Wynn had 60 seconds to carry out in front of a few judges, including aviation star Dario Costa of Italy, whose report-environment “Tunnel Pass” flight went viral very last year.

Mr Wynn instructed PA: “It felt astounding to depict Good Britain and just fly the flag out below.

“I’ve never represented Fantastic Britain for anything… I have missing my voice from shouting and supporting (my teammates).

“Granted it’s paper planes and not the most athletic of sporting activities, but there is however skill concerned.

“The ambiance was extraordinary all weekend, a proper electric powered ambiance.”

Whilst he did not get, Mr Wynn’s general performance still left a mark on the choose Costa who was impressed by the Brit’s decision to perform dressed as the superhero Batman.

“I definitely wanted to have a selfie with Batman,” Costa advised PA.

“It’s a shame my son was not listed here due to the fact he is a massive fan of Batman and he would have liked it.

“The opponents are working with paper planes which is one thing we all grew up with, primarily when I appear back again to my childhood when I was dreaming of remaining a pilot.

Aerobatics winner Seunghoon Lee, from South Korea, proposed to his girlfriend following remaining topped the champion. (Pink Bull Paper Wings)

“It is great that Red Bull is using this as a device to convey alongside one another folks from all about the globe.”

Other highlights of the party saw aerobatics winner Seunghoon Lee, from South Korea, suggest to his girlfriend soon after remaining crowned the champion.

Mr Lee, who was dressed in a black 3-piece go well with, obtained down on a person knee in front of the packed group at Hanger 7, and requested his girlfriend to marry him, to which she explained indeed.