Fri, Mar 23, 2012
Flight Lasted Six Seconds Over The Arizona Desert
A 45-foot long, 800 pound paper airplane will be hung in the Pima, AZ, Air and Space Museum following a six-second flight over the Arizona desert.
The Associated Press reports that the airplane was carried by a helicopter to an altitude of about 4,000 feet before being released. It leveled out and flew for about six seconds, or about half the duration of the Wright Brothers first flight in 1903, before nose-diving into the desert near Eloy.
A museum spokesman said the most difficult part of the exercise was getting the airplane to altitude. The desert winds buffeted the plane, and caused some instability in the helicopter to which it was attached by a 200 foot tether.
Television station KPHO reported before the attempt that museum said if it flew, it would be displayed as a piece of aviation history.
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