12-Year-Old Tucson Boy Designs World’s Largest Paper Airplane

Arturo Valdenegro is now certain about pursuing a career as a future engineer.

By Julianne Hing Mar 29, 2012

It was called Arturo’s Desert Eagle. And it flew, at up to 100 miles per hour, for just ten seconds. But it was long enough for the 45-foot long, 800-pound body to qualify as the world’s largest paper airplane. And the design for the airplane? That was inspired by 12-year-old Tucscon student Arturo Valdenegro’s design.