All news

Build & Fly Your Own Plane at Take-Off Fridays' Paper Airplane Competition

July 10, 2014

 No Pilot’s License? No Problem! Build and Fly Your Own Plane at YVR Take-Off Fridays’ 2nd Annual Paper Airplane Competition Amazing Prizes Await the Winning “Pilots”

Richmond, B.C. – On Friday, July 11th, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will host its 2nd Annual Paper Airplane Workshop & Competition. Part of YVR’s summer long Take-Off Fridays celebration, this highly anticipated event welcomes back the expert in paper airplane construction, BCIT Aerospace Technology Campus instructor Ralph Heldt and his knowledgeable assistants, who will coach participants on the aerodynamics of paper airplanes and folding methods that will yield best results.

Participants will construct their aircraft with the help of the BCIT team’s tips and techniques and compete for the chance to win huge prizes. Watch as paper planes soar through YVR’s Public Observation Area and kids and adults alike put on their game faces in hopes of a big win. A celebrity judging panel featuring aviation professionals will rate 20 contestants based on distance, creativity of design and aerial acrobatics.

Incredible prizes await the top three “pilots:”

• First place: A $1,000 travel gift card courtesy of Uniglobe Travel
• Second place: $500 prepaid currency card from ICE Currency Exchange
• Third place: $250 YVR Bucks to spend at any YVR shop, service or restaurant

Event:  Paper Airplane Workshop & Competition

Date:   Friday, July 11th, 2014

Location:  Vancouver International Airport
Public Observation Area, Level 4, Domestic Terminal Building

Time:  11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Registration: 10:30 – 11 a.m.
NOTE: 20 participants will be drawn at random from all registrants.
Workshop: 11 – 11:30 a.m .

Competition: 11:30 – 12 p.m.
Transportation:  Enjoy a special YVR Take-Off Fridays parking rate of $5 for up to four hours in YVR’s parkade, or begin your adventure on the Canada Line and get to the airport in 26 minutes or less.

Now in its fifth year, YVR Take-Off Fridays takes place from 9:00am to 3:00pm every Friday from July 4th to August 29th, 2014 in YVR’s Domestic, International & US Terminals. Each Friday features  free entertainment and fun for the whole family. More information and a detailed Take-Off Fridays schedule is available at



Facebook Twitter DZone It! Digg It! StumbleUpon Technorati NewsVine Reddit Blinklist Add diigo bookmark

Please Upgrade Your Browser

This site's design is only visible in a graphical browser that supports web standards, but its content is accessible to any browser or Internet device.