Float Documentary

An underdog struggles to find his place in the underground worlds of elite model airplane competitions.

A glimpse into the lives of introverted competitors and their stunningly designed model airplanes. From cavernous underground salt mines to the world’s largest blimp hangars "Float" enters the world of F1D pilots - revealing the challenges facing a newcomer to the competitive hobby and the history of this century-old lost art as it struggles to stay alive in modern society.

Notable Mentions


"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..."

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