The Great Paper Airplane Fly-Off

One of the community’s best free events for kids. Compete to throw the furthest paper airplane and win amazing prizes.

April 13, 2024 – 9:30am-1:30pm
6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Event Info

Each contestant will compete by building and throwing their paper airplane. The farthest throw wins! The top three from each age group will compete for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Each contestant in the individual competition can bring up to 4 guests for free. Lunch is provided.

Age brackets: 

  • 6-8 years
  • 9-11 years
  • 12-14 years

Contestants will compete in the age bracket they fit in on the day of the competition April 13th. Registration required.

Start Practicing your Folding skills

The best way to fold a paper airplane is to folder on a hard surface. Never fold you airplane in the air or on your lap. Press firmly so all creases are made with clean and smooth edges. Make sure your folds are done accurately and with care for the best results!  

Try out these Paper airplane templates below and find the one that works best for you!   

Classic Dart

The Basic Dart  

The Delta




To Dream, To Fly, To Inspire…

The MC of the 2022 Fly-Off, Mélanie Astles is a five-time aerobatics French Champion at 5 different levels, from Espoir in 2007 to Unlimited in 2015 and she finished several times in the top ten ranking of the aerobatics European and World Championships.

As a Challenger Cup pilot, she entered history as the first and only woman to compete in the famous Red Bull Air Race.

In 2019, she became the first woman pilot British Champion, as well as finishing 2nd in the Unlimited French championship and ranking 7th woman in the aerobatics Unlimited world championship.

For Fly-Off questions email [email protected] or call 520-618-4819.

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Contact Info


6000 E Valencia Rd, Tucson, AZ 85756

Operating Hours:
Open 9 AM – 5 PM Daily
Last Admittance at 3:00 PM