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Guides | 01.18.2022

How To Roll An Airplane Joint

When a regular joint just won’t get you blazed enough, get some higher altitude with an airplane joint.

If you want to fly really high, sometimes a regular old joint simply doesn’t give you the altitude.

To soar like never before, you need a joint that will literally give you wings. Why not roll a cross-joint airplane?

This article will show exactly how to make your own airplane joint.

What You'll Need

A Rolling Tray

You might want to keep everything clean and organized for complex rolling tasks like this one.

We recommend having a dedicated rolling tray like Matrirach’s Jay Mill to have your papers and weed organized.

This tray is great because of its many slots, its big main rolling tray, and its sleek, dark wood look, so consider it when making your airplane joint.

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Rolling Papers

For this, you might want to stay with something more classic. The Organic Hemp Papers from RAW are great to keep your flower’s taste clean.

This paper is great for slow, even burns, and they are light enough that they won’t tear when making (and smoking) your flying masterpiece.


Attention all passengers, we need some flowers before departure. All jokes aside, you do need enough herb for two joints so you might want to get some quality herb.

We love the Delta Extrax’s Sour Diesel Delta 8 flower. It has great euphoric effects and amazing citric aromas, so buy it for a sativa treat.

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A Grinder

Getting your herb well ground is part of having a good joint. For this airplane joint, we recommend getting a solid grinder like the KLIP from the folks at HØJ.

This grinder will slice instead of grind, keeping the trichomes intact for a stronger high when smoking.

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What To Do

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1. Roll Your Joints

To make a cross-joint airplane, you need a body and two wing struts.

You can do this by rolling a variation of the regular cross joint, but for the big body, you need to roll a fattie, and it never hurts to put a nice filter in it.

To have full-size wings, you will use two joints, one on either side, instead of one joint pulled through the middle.

Don’t put filters in your wing struts, as these will be completely smoked.

2. Drill The Body

Take a sharp pair of scissors or knife and pierce the body, about a quarter of the length of the joint from the end you will light.

Core out these with the tip of your scissors, so the joints have room to go into the body far enough to have support.

3. Assemble Your Airplane Joint

Put your wing strut joints into the main body. As you do, ensure that their bases will have good airflow. Jamming them in too tight will close them off.

To secure them, cut glue strips off several Raw Rolling Papers and use them to make sling supports, tie the wing struts to the body, and seal them on for good airflow with no leaks.

You can pressure the wings by twisting the tip to push the weed deeper into the main joint.

4. Fashion The Wings

Take two rolling papers, and measure them along the wing strut joints.

Cut to length, and then fashion the wing shape symmetrically by laying the papers back to back before cutting.

Just attach them to the wing struts by licking and sticking.

5. The Tail

Take the excess paper you cut off the wings and fashion into a tail for the plane. To do this, cut so it is about twice as wide as the tail, then trim the edges on either side of the glue edge at angles, making a trapezoid.

Fold the paper in half, with the perpendicular to the glue, and crease.

Open slightly, and seal to the tail of the plane. Shape it up a little, and now your airplane joint is complete!

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