Many people do not consider the science behind what makes a paper airplane fly, but this can be a great way to help kids not only learn, but enjoy science. A force is something that pushes or pulls on something else. Just grab a piece of paper and you’re ready to start folding! As with general aviation, paper airplanes may be designed with different wing configurations for … There are many different airplane styles that you can try to see how far they fly. More advanced designs can help your plane stay in the air longer and fly further. Paper airplanes also use the forces of lift and thrust. Paper airplanes are fun crafts that you can easily make at home with just a plain sheet of paper. When these four forces are used in balance, paper airplanes will fly longer. A Paper Airplane is Designed with Wings When a paper airplane is designed, the builder folds the sheet of paper to provide maximum wingspan to support the plane for prolonged flight. When you throw a paper plane in the air, you are giving the plane a push to move forward. That push is …