Still, at 26.1 seconds, it was the best time on record for a paper-only airplane. Toda, who heads the Japan Origami Airplane Association, hopes to one day realize the dream of every paper airplane pilot: breaking the 30-second barrier.
"I will get the 30-second record," he said. "It's just a matter of time."
Godspeed, Mr. Toda. Godspeed.