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  Paper plane pilots set record
Updated 23 May 2002, 12.05

A schoolboy from Northern Ireland has set the UK record for flying a paper plane.

Roy Blair from Castle High School flew his plane 30.75 metres.

  Click here for a template to build a cool paper plane

Schools from across Northern Ireland had been battling to set new records in the Flight Experience competition at Belfast's Odyssey arena.

Anyone who broke the world record stood to get a special one-off prize of 5,000.

  Click here for pictures of how to make the plane

But the paper plane world record stayed unbroken at 59 metres - that's as long as a jumbo jet!

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Fact File
Paper planes
The world's biggest paper plane was 12 metres wide. It flew 35 metres before hitting a wall
The world's smallest paper plane was made from a piece of paper only 3mm square and fits on a pinhead
The longest time a paper plane has kept flying is 27.6 seconds
The top four finalists won 1000 for their school and a VIP trip to the Farnborough Air Show.

  Click here for top tips from two finalists

The competition was sponsored by a company that makes private jets for millionaires - so they should know their stuff!

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