Officially known as the F1D World Championships, pilots representing over twelve countries attempt to keep their plane flying as long as possible. After devoting years of time into construction and practice for no material reward, glory becomes their primary incentive. Like any competition, cheating and controversy are an integral part of the sport. Float follows the tumultuous journey of Brett Sanborn and Yuan Kang Lee, two American competitors as they prepare for and compete at the World Championships. With an emphasis on the sheer hypnotic beauty of this sport, this character-driven film unfolds with the same graceful pace as the flight of one of the planes itself.