on 27 Mar 2023
Simplistic and beginner friendly, the Icon A5 aircraft, which was recently exhibited at Boot Düsseldorf, is the perfect addition to any superyacht toy stable.
Designed to offer the most immersive flight experience possible, this lightweight yet versatile amphibious aircraft is powered by a rare-mounted Rotax 912iS engine and caters to two guests including the pilot.
Icon‘s first aircraft, the A5 sport plane fuses outstanding aeronautical engineering with world-class product design and unprecedented safety features. The A5 is the world’s first production aircraft that is spin-resistant, making it arguably one of the safest small aircraft ever created and winning it some of the world’s most prestigious design awards.
The cockpit boasts a low instrument panel with integrated flight safety systems, including a removeable Garmin GPS with 3D display and an autopilot, while a panoramic canopy features removable side windows to ensure captivating vistas at all times.
“We’ve had a challenging year for sure, but the A5 is now ready. In fact, it’s more than ready,” says ICON CEO and Founder Kirk Hawkins. “We’re now ramping up production and delivering aircraft. Seeing our customers having a blast exploring the planet on their own personal A5 adventures is precisely why we created ICON. It’s a defining moment for us. It’s cool to finally watch, especially after all the blood, sweat, and literal tears that have gone into creating this very special flying machine. We have a lot more work ahead still, but this is a proud moment for the team and our customers.”
The Icon A5 is designed to land on tarmacked runways, beaches, or the open sea, and its folding wings makes storage a breeze. Integrated sea wings also make boarding easy and a range of 420 nautical miles ensures fun in the sky wherever adventure takes you.
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