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Last night’s interview about PROJECT SOAR with Rhod Sharp of BBC’s Radio 5 Live reached millions. Since his show launched he has gotten lots of notoriety. The Washington Post once described the show as probably the best night-time radio show in the world. I also found out on his BIO that while taking a sabbatical, Sharp and his wife fell in love in Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA. (where my close friend/soul sister and TRM Board Member Heidi Feinstein is from). Radio waves are getting Fitchburg back on the World Map.
 
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Fitchburg hopes to set largest paper airplane world record

Project soars massive plane nearly ready takeoff

Fitchburg residents lead effort to build the world’s largest paper airplane

Students at the Arlington Center for the Arts, who are participating in the project, showed off an 18-foot-long prototype of the airplane. The full-size version is planned to be 64 feet long.

 
When Jerry Beck’s then-8-year-old daughter came home with a handmade paper airplane one day, he never thought it would lead him down a path to breaking a world record.
Three years later, his project is just about to come to fruition.Beck, the founder of Fitchburg’s Revolving Museum — a collaborative public art organization — and a team of more than 3,000 children, artists, engineers, and residents from the region plan to launch the world’s largest paper airplane on June 12 at the Fitchburg Municipal Airport.

Will Fitchburg SOAR into record book with largest paper airplane?

Special to the Sentinel & Enterprise

UPDATED:   04/26/2018 11:26:10 AM EDT

Encouraged by Project Soar, Carlos Huang, and brothers Andrew and Alex Kung recently tried out their own attempt at building and launching an extremely large paper airplane en. Without a running start, the three boys’ plane flew over 50 fee in the parking lot outside the Revolving Museum’s office on River Street. COURTESY PHOTO  Sentinel and Enterprise staff photos can be ordered by visiting our SmugMug site.

FITCHBURG — Led by the city’s Revolving Museum and its founder and artist Jerry Beck, “Project Soar” is enlisting more than 5,000 young people, artists, engineers, business and civic leaders across the region to help design and build a 64-foot paper airplane that will be launched at Fitchburg Municipal Airport June 12 with a goal to break a Guinness World Record.

The project, three years in the making, was sparked by Beck’s then 10-year-old daughter Georgie Ames Beck folding and tossing a paper plane.

That got the two of them thinking, he said, about how large such a simple flying machine might be. Research revealed the current Guinness World Record for largest paper airplane was made and flown by Germany’s Braunschweig Institute of Technology in 2013 and measured just over 59.

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Thanks again for your most generous interest and support.

 

The Revolving Museum is
proud to collaborate with
Interact Clubs of Rotary District 7910
who is our major PROJECT SOAR partner

 

$5000 Wings to fly – Collaborator

 

 

 

 

 

$3000

 

 

$2500 Paper Power – Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$1000 AERODYNAMIC – PUBLIC ART PATRON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$500 CREATIVE CARGO – FLIGHT SCHOOL MEMBER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Kevin and Nancy Whittemore

 

$250 SKYWARD – SCHOOL

 

JASON AND ELIZABETH MEARLS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$100  PROJECT SOAR – FRIEND

 

Donna Silberstein