Australia wins gold during the longest airtime event at the paper airplane world championships in Austria
- Cameron Clark launched his plane in the air where it remained for 13.33 seconds
- Cameron said the design of his aircraft was simple, but he adjusted it for airtime
- The Red Bull Paper Wings tournament has 176 participants from 58 countries
An Australian paper airplane enthusiast has won the longest airtime event at the Red Bull Paper Wings World Championships in Austria.
Cameron Clark (19) from Montrose in Melbourne managed to keep his plane in the air for 13.33 seconds, a full second longer than his closest rival.
The competition started on Friday, May 17, when 176 participants from 58 countries left for the Hanger-7 in Salzburg and showed their paper aircraft skills.
Cameron Clark (photo), 19, from Montrose in Melbourne, launched his plane in the air where it remained at 13.33 seconds, a full second longer than his closest rival.
Cameron heard that one of the qualifying rounds of the championship was being organized at his university, Swinburne University of Technology.
& # 39; I thought to myself: & # 39; Why not? It's kind of fun and I'll try, "Cameron told Daily Mail Australia.
& # 39; I never thought I'd end up at the World Cup paper airplane in Austria because I was just throwing airplanes at the university & # 39;
& # 39; I just wanted to go and enjoy. I wasn't considering placing or even winning, so it was crazier when I won. & # 39;
Cameron was in an intense duel with Vince Scholl from the UK, but in the end he was the best.
& # 39; Everyone gets two throws each and the first throw from Vince was really good. & # 39;
& # 39; After my first throw, I was pretty nervous because it didn't go so well. & # 39;
Cameron said that the design of his paper plane won by the championship is not much different from the design that every other competitor used, but he adjusted it so that it would get more airtime
Cameron said the design of his championship-winning paper plane was not much different than the one that every other competitor used.
& # 39; Mine was only a version of a basic design, but I modified it. & # 39;
# The design for air time is to have a large wingspan and precise pleats.
& # 39; That way it is balanced and set up to stay in the air as long as possible. & # 39;
Cameron brought his paper plane to Australia with his new trophy, but said the airport's security brought him & # 39; quite a few looks & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I intend to keep it as a bit of a sign. & # 39;
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