"The airplane stays up because it doesn't have the time to fall." - Orville Wright
Since the beginning of time, mankind has looked up at birds (and to a lesser extent bugs) and marveled at their ability to soar across the sky. Humans have been dreaming of flight ever since, and today that dream is possible via airplanes. But before there were giant metal planes, there were paper planes. The exact origin of paper airplanes is still up for debate, but the earliest examples can be traced back to ancient China and Japan. Paper airplanes have helped inventors understand heavier-than-air flight, from Da Vinci to the Wright brothers. Today, paper airplanes continue to delight and inspire engineers and inventors of all ages.