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Flying high: Class of 2018 Alumni takes out prized competition

Class of 2018 Luther College Alumni Cameron Clark, made international headlines in May, taking out the highly anticipated Red Bull Paper Planes World Finals in Austria.

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Photographs ©Joerg Mitter / Red Bull Content Pool

Joining 175 ‘pilots’ from 58 countries, Cameron surprised himself, and his family, after being declared world champion after his plane flew for 13.33secs in the longest airtime category.

An engineering student at Swinburne University of Technology, Cameron’s paper plane flying adventure began with a fun campus event, never did he dream it would lead to being Australian and now international champion.

“If you had told me I was going to be a world champion throwing paper planes a month ago I would've laughed. Now after this amazing experience and coming first in the world in the airtime category, it shows me that anyone living their 'normal' life like me could achieve something extraordinary. It's all about taking the opportunities that come your way and you never know what will happen”, said Cameron.

Upon further reflection, Cameron said that the main highlight of the competition”…was having the opportunity and the pleasure to meet people from 58 different countries and different cultures. It was amazing to be able to talk to and even make friends with likeminded people from every point of the globe. Salzburg itself was also a highlight as I haven't been to Austria before, let alone Europe. Red Bull also put on a spectacular event, as they always do, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity they gave me.”

Congratulations Cameron, you have done us proud!



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