Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a life-sized, radio-controlled model of Superman soaring through the skies of southern California.

And it's not just the red-caped superhero you might see flying. A small start-up company will make any radio-controlled plane to look like your favourite comic book character.

According to their website: "If you can imagine it, we can make it fly."

We envision just about any character you can think of flying and add a dimension that's never been used before. There are banners and there's planes that fly pulling a big banner but to actually see a character, a life-size character fly in the stadium or at an event, down the beach, wherever is just brand-new. No one's ever seen that, it just blows everybody's mind.

But designer and engineer Otto Dieffenbach said the company does not retail the product because "they are so custom-built and there are a lot of man hours that go into construction."