About The Film


Float is a Documentary project by Phil Kibbe and Ben Saks.

Float explores the fascinating world of Indoor Free Flight Duration Aeronautics.

Our story started over six years ago with 30 seconds of cell phone video. Since then we have traveled thousands of miles to capture footage of competitions, interviewed key members of the Indoor community, and watched 3 World Championships. 

 

Current designs of these airplanes can fly for over 30 minutes on a single wound rubber motor, and the world record for time aloft is over one hour. These planes fly indoors, in beautiful architecture; large open spaces such as sporting arenas and aircraft and blimp hangers. The majority of participants in this hobby are over the age of 50, and the hobby itself is aging. As the digital age envelopes the younger generations, this hobby is becoming a lost art.