The world's coolest plane just got even cooler
From the days when the world first witnessed the James Bond classic ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ in 1977 and the uber-cool 007 Lotus Esprit 1 Series "Submarine" Car every automobile enthusiast has at least once in their life has secretly wished for it. The sheer simplicity of an idea as empowering as an amphibious car is extremely intriguing and hits the common sense nerve, if there is one!
ICON A5 is not only designed to deliver an amazing and safe flying experience, but also it stands to inspire everyone to think beyond the norms that are defined by the world. The courage to think different and challenge the stereotype.
The ICON A5 is an amphibious monoplane with a carbon fiber airframe which with the help of a 100 HP producing Rotax 912 iS engine can seat a company of two in its cockpit. The same engine powers the three-blade pusher propeller when in water. With engineering and design marvels of the ICON Aircraft Company, the ICON A5 has a brilliant hydrodynamic stability mechanism and a sophisticated concept that exemplifies the dedication and the grace with which it has been made. The engine can be fueled with auto gasoline or aviation gasoline. With a maximum speed of 120 MPH and a range of over 300 NM, the ICON A5 they say is a wonder of engineering. With a takeoff and landing distance of under less than a quarter of a kilometer, the A5 is quite the ‘portable’ flying machine.
The wings can be folded aft for ground transport and storage. The retractable landing gear can be entirely removed to make a seaplane. The Seawings platforms are used for easy access and docking and the A5 comes laden with headlight and floodlights. It has an intuitive, sports car-like cockpit with a GPS moving map and so you never have to let go off your precious playlist, an MP3 in-flight music port. Multiple storage compartments ensure while travelling there are enough storage space. An unusual feature of an attack indicator is provided in the A5, which is a deviation from the general aviation aircraft. An optional ballistic parachute can be provided just in case.
Be it the water, or the air, the ICON A5 is ‘at home’ everywhere. The custom A5 towing trailer is a must-have to transport the beautiful A5 in style.
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