The Icon A5 has been in development for the past nine years. Icon could have built a plane in months but their goal was to build a sports-plane that anyone can fly… a plane that is virtually crash proof.

The first Icon A5 has been delivered!
The first Icon A5 has been delivered!

The result is the A5, the first production plane of any size to be certified as ‘spin-resistant’ by the US FAA. As any pilot knows, avoiding a stall is lesson 1 through 21 of learning how to fly.  It is virtually impossible to stall the A5!

It can be towed behind a car, take off from water or a conventional runway and even comes with an ‘if all else fails‘, aircraft sized parachute – I guess in case you forget to look at the fuel gauge! Fuel? It runs on bog-standard 91 octane fuel. You can fill it at the same servo where you fill your car and lawn mower!

The Icon A5 has moved from production to delivery phase
The Icon A5 has moved from production to delivery phase

It tops out at 176kph, carries two in superb, ergonomic comfort, has a range of almost 800 kilometres and I want one!!!

Costing $US195,000 the A5 comes fully decked out with every thing you need for a permanent, ear-to-ear grin. Icon is already holding close to 1,500 deposited orders. If you place your order today, you’ll get your plane in 2019 🙁

More information is available on the Icon website!

 

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