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.
â€œLoaded 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,â€ says Popular Mechanics.
â€œThe 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,â€ 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.