Magnificent men at Cranfield

The recent spate of flying machines featured in DW has obviously inspired Matthew Kent, a graduate of the HND in design management at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design.

His Leonardo Flying Machine model has winged its way to us – along with some news about Cranfield College of Aeronautics.

Apparently, the students have been flying high in the UK Paper Plane Competition for the longest flight duration.

But public relations agency Osborne, which has Cranfield among its clients, was disturbed to realise that the press releases over which it sweats blood and tears were the raw material from which the planes were designed. In other words, paper planes were being made from their efforts.

So in an attempt to stop the press releases reaching their unfortunate destination, the agency called on Cranfield student Philip Wright to design a guide entitled Build Your Own High Performance Aircraft to feature on the back of every press release. If you can’t beat ’em…

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