The ICON A5 Amphibious Sport Plane

 - Jun 17, 2008
References: iconaircraft & popularmechanics
Hoping to catch the attention of a breed of pilot being called 'weekend aviators', ICON Aircraft recently disclosed a new amphibious sport plane. The plane was launched at a private unveiling party where this video was shot.

“Loaded with features like folding wings (so you can keep it in your garage) and seat belt-like parachutes (so you can ease the whole thing down to the ground), ICON Aircraft's new light sport airplane (LSA), dubbed the A5, might just be the ultimate joyride,” says Popular Mechanics.

“The product has to have sex appeal and be aesthetically inspirational. It not only has to perform well, it has to look like it performs well,” ICON founder Kirk Hawkins notes. The images of the cockpit reveal inspiration has been borrowed from automotive design, looking like the interior of a sports-car.

The estimated price of the A5 is $139,000, reserved on first come, first served basis with a $5,000, and delivery expected in 2010.