BFF Is the Best Glider Paper Airplane For Distance


Here’s another easy to fold paper airplane that is designed for distance. Introducing the “BFF” or the Best Flyer Forever paper airplane glider. It’s super easy to fold because the steps are very similar to the classic “Harrier” paper airplane.

I think of this as the upgraded version of the Harrier because there’s an extra fold that strengthens the wings. With the added layer, the wings are able withstand harder throws. Make the BFF and try throwing it as hard as you can. Watch it launch into the air and glide its way to victory!

Difficulty Level: Easy.

Time: 2-3 minutes.

TIP: If you have not watch my video on how to make a perfect paper airplane fold, click on the link and watch it now. Make sure you use this technique every time you fold a paper airplane.


Step 1: This tutorial uses A4 80g printer paper. I’ve made this paper airplane with 70g A4 paper as well and it flies very well.
Step 2: Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
Step 3: Fold two corners of the paper to align with the center line. This creates a pointed tip. We will refer to this pointed tip a couple times in the steps below.
Step 4: Fold the pointed tip toward the other edge of the paper along the center line. You want leave approximately 5cm of room between the pointed tip and the end of the paper.
Step 5: Fold the two bottom corners up and align it to the center line.
Step 6: Unfold step 5 revealing the two diagonal creases.
Step 7: Fold the two side edges of the paper along the diagonal creases created in step 5 (unfolded in step 6).
Step 8: Refold step 5 and crease heavily. You’ve just made the front edge of the wings, you want this to be as flat as possible to reduce drag.
Step 9: Fold the pointed tip of the paper toward the nose of the paper airplane along the center line. This fold should cover as much of the wings as possible.
Step 10: Make sure the wings are evenly aligned and then fold the paper airplane in half. You’re almost there!
Step 11: The nose of the paper airplane should be sharp and pointed. Fold the wings down toward the fuselage. Instead of aligning the wings to the edge of the fuselage, roll the wings down pass it. As in the image above, you want the wings to cover the entire fuselage. This gives the BFF a larger wingspan.
Step 12: Fold the other side of the wings. Make sure both wings are 100% lined up.
Step 13: Tape the wings together (optional – it flies perfectly well without it).