The world’s largest paper plane weighs 800 pounds and is 45 feet long and 26 feet wide, but this GoPro camera footage might be as close to you would ever want to get to flying on it yourself (if it could even safely support a human’s weight for a gliding session). When you see the video you’ll understand why.

While the video shows a lovely plane’s-eye-view of the Arizona desert, after a short time you see bits of paper flying off into the wind, which could be a bit disconcerting. Then there’s the crash landing that sends up a plume of dust, which looks cool on camera, but the nose dive might be another reason to be glad it’s just a video.

Raising it up for launch. (Image source: YouTube)

Raising it up for launch. (Image source: YouTube)

A look at the plane being towed below before it was released. (Image source: YouTube)

A look at the plane being towed below before it was released. (Image source: YouTube)

Soaring over the desert. (Image source: YouTube)

Soaring over the desert. (Image source: YouTube)

And now breaking up at the edges. (Image source: YouTube)

And now breaking up at the edges. (Image source: YouTube)

Before the impending crash landing. (Image source: YouTube)

Before the impending crash landing. (Image source: YouTube)

Check it out:

The Desert Eagle by Arturo made its first historic flight two years ago.

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