An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

News Search
NEWS | March 27, 2019

315 AW to host Red Bull Paper Wings competition during April UTA

By Michael Dukes 315th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 315th Airlift Wing and Red Bull are hosting a 2019 Red Bull Paper Wings (paper plane) competition, a qualifier for the world championships, April 13, 2019, from 3 to 7 p.m., at Joint Base Charleston, S.C.

The competition will be held in Nosedock 2, near the 437th/315th Maintenance Group building. There will be several prizes, Sticky Fingers BBQ and lots of Red Bull and Red Bull swag.

Reservists may participate during the UTA at commander’s discretion. Anyone on base over the age of 18 will be allowed to compete.

Registrations is now open for the fifth edition of Red Bull Paper Wings, the world’s largest paper plane competition. Some of the world’s best pilots will take on their rivals in hundreds of national qualifiers for the chance of winning a spot in the Red Bull Paper Wings World Final in May.

Each pilot will be armed with a single A4 sheet of paper, ready to impress fans and judges across three distinct categories: distance, airtime and aerobatics.

This year, tens of thousands of self-trained pilots will put their outstanding creative skills to the test to enter the world’s leading paper plane contest. Applicants can find a local qualifier near them by going to, downloading the Red Bull Paper Wings App or entering an aerobatics challenge via our Instagram channel.

Red Bull Paper Wings is a global paper plane championship and the largest Red Bull student participatory event. The idea is simple and ingenious at the same time: you must make a plain sheet of paper and make it fly as far, as long or as artistically through the air as possible. All national winners of the three categories – Longest Distance, Longest Airtime and Aerobatics - will be invited to the World Final in Austria in the iconic Hangar-7, where the world champions will be crowned.