Enterprising young local whippersnapper Florence Chirp recently created a how-to video for birds showing how to make a paper airplane “that you can kind of actually ride in”. According to her, the airplanes are “really easy to make” and can be made using any large paper scrap found in Prospect Park trash bins.
While it’s still unclear why any bird would need to (or, in fact, even want to) make a paper airplane to fly in, we commend the youngster’s spirit and enthusiasm. Florence says she was inspired by the airplanes that fly over the park to LaGuardia. She plans to study aerodynamics when she grows up. We are sure she could teach us a thing or two about efficient flying.
Animation and illustration: © Fiona Carswell, 2021.