This personal airplane combines a sports car, a speed boat and a jet to create an affordable aircraft that can be purchased for thousands of dollars instead of millions. The consumer plane was designed by Icon Aircraft, owned by former Airforce F16 pilot Kirk Hawkins and skateboard designer Steen Strand.
The A5 consumer airplane is designed so that the driver doesn't have to be a professional commercial pilot. The dashboard has a simplified design that can be easily understood and controlled. It is the only aircraft that is spin-resistant certified by the FAA, while its unique "Angle of Attack Gauge" informs the pilot if the plane is going to stall.
With the purpose of making personal flight more accessible, this plane can be folded up and fit into the back of a trailer. It is also amphibious, meaning it can land and take off from water. This personal airplane is now available for purchase, allowing people to live out the kind of flying that they imagined in their childhood dreams.