|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Peru

Aeronautics School Marks Peru’s Aviation Day with Drones, Paper Airplanes

LIMA – San Martin de Porres University’s School of Aeronautics Science organized a drone and paper airplane contest as part of a week-long celebration leading up to Aviation Day on Sept. 23 in Peru.

“Among the activities and different contests, we have the paper airplane competition to select our representatives to the (Red Bull) Paper Wings world competition,” aeronautics school director Jesus Huaman told EFE.

About 20 students from the school entered the contest, folding a sheet of paper into different models and flying them in the university’s arena.

The world paper airplane competition has three categories: range, which gives an award to the model flying the longest distance; length of flight time; and acrobatics, Huaman said.

“We only had contests for the first two categories,” the aeronautics school director said.

Jose Luis Vasquez won the range competition with a 16.37-meter (53.67-foot) long flight, followed by Sergio Jesus Perez Aguirre with a model that flew 14.97 meters (40.08 feet) and Fabricio Rengifo Salas, whose contraption flew 12.7 meters (41.69 feet).

Vasquez was awarded an international flight ticket and, along with his peers, will participate in the next Paper Wings World Championship in Austria.

Piero Chacaltana Davila won the drone competition, and students will participate in contests with aerostatic balloons and precision flight with real aircraft.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved