A few years ago, we were feeling sort of goofy at the office so we decided to have a paper airplane flying contest around Thanksgiving. Our office is on the top floor of our building so we have a lot of potential to fly a plane quite a distance. At the time, we decided that the contest would be an annual tradition. Three years later, we decided to have the 2nd annual paper airplane flying contest…
In the first contest, I had a superior design but was adversely affected by wind currents and unexpected air inversions. My plane landed in a tree that grows right beside the building. Another fella with a primitive design fly his plane nearly to the river…the Mississippi River that is. Anyhow, a week or so ago, we decided to have a pre-contest practice run where I once again flew my superior design directly into the same dang tree. The pre-contest drove me nuts…first place was won by the new girl in the office…again with a primitive design. Second place was taken by another guy who threw a box lid off the roof. You see, the only rule was that the plane had to contain some paper product.
Since my superior design didn’t even really show for the fight…I mean flight, I declared the contest to be void. We had the “real” contest on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. This time, I decided I was absolutely going to win…I brought a special plane:
Guess what…we had the trim on the control wrong and this plane flew right into the same dang tree…how can I lose with a powered plane? Soon, that tree will meet its end!
Anyhow, the box-lid thrower this time threw a roll of toilet paper off the roof…and it did very well. I think next year I will go simple rather than superior!