Float. A feature length documentary film.

In the ultra-competitive sport of elite, stunningly-designed indoor model airplanes, a wild-card newcomer threatens to knock a teammate off his world champion throne.

About The Film

About The Film

Float follows a struggling newcomer seeking glory in the world of competitive model aviation as he threatens to knock a teammate out of first place. Introverted pilots are passionately devoted to this elite, century-old sport, fighting to keep it alive. Ethereal airships hang weightlessly in cavernous halls above the pilot’s heads, holding their hopes and dreams on gossamer wings.

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Notable Mentions

NYC Aviation

"Every now and then something comes along that really piques my curiosity and I don’t even realize how big I’m smiling until my face starts to hurt a little. Rubber-powered flight is now among them."


"Imagine spending 40 years of your life building self-propelled airplanes that weigh as much as a paperclip but maintain altitude for over 30 minutes. Oh, and you’d like to compete with others who do the same thing? Just catch the next flight to Serbia."


"These beautiful dragonfly-like model planes can float for up to half an hour under the power of one single-wound rubber band."

The Boston Globe

"I suspect they’re the kind of planes Alexander Calder would have made, if he’d been into making airplanes."


"What's more fascinating than the ultralight free fliers in Phil Kibbe's documentary Float? The people who dedicate their lives to making them."


"What a gem of a find..."

Funded on Kickstarter

Funded on Kickstarter

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