Icon A5 amphibious sport aircraft
|What is it?
||Why do you want it?
||Where can you get it?
||stylish, very clever
The Icon A5 is a innovative sport aircraft from ICON, a California
based company founded in 2005.
Since the FAA's regulation changes in 2004 created the new Light
Sport Aircraft category, ICON Aircraft's sole purpose has
been to create a vehicle offering simple, comfortable recreational
flying for almost anyone. At the same time they've also managed
to make one of the best looking light aircraft available to
The Icon A5 is based around a strong, lightweight carbon fibre
airframe. Powering the aircraft is a pusher-style propellor
mounted to a 100 horsepower Rotax engine, which can be fueled
using both aviation or automotive gasoline, a feature which
makes it particularly adaptable.
To make the A5 even more practical, Icon's engineers have equipped
the aircraft with a number of features to cater for a variety
of needs and uses. Folding wings (which can be operated either
manually or automatically) mean the A5 can be transported with
ease on public roads. It also significantly reduces the space
needed during storage. An optional retractable undercarriage,
coupled with a smooth underbelly, mean the A5 is capable of
taking off and landing on both land and water.
The styling of the Icon A5 is characterized by stylish, clean
lines and a sleek profile. This modern feel is also apparent
inside where the designers have styled the cockpit using sports
car interiors as inspiration. The result is a contemporary,
intuitive layout and superb visibility. Additional features
of the two-seat cockpit include a sophisticated GPS navigation
system, MP3 audio system and LCD display system. Multiple storage
compartments are a handy addition.
Safety features of the aircraft include predictable flying characteristics,
a low stall speed, propeller guard, and wing angle-of-attack
indicator. An optional safety feature of the Icon A5 is a complete
aircraft parachute which can be deployed in the event of serious
malfunction or emergency.
Yes you can buy this. Here is where you need to go: ICON