ICON A5 is Amphibious Light Support Aircraft developed by ICON Aircrafts USA. Since its experimental flight back in 2008 it took roughly 10 years to launch its commercial model available for public.
Till now around 1850 customers have placed orders for their personal adventure. With its price ranging from 210 ~ 250 thousands US$, ICON will start A5 customer delivery from mid of 2017.
With its monoplane design, it can take-off /land both on water & land. Based on reciprocating engine design its max speed is 120 Knots (222 kph) & seating capacity of 02 persons with non-pressurized cabin. It can attain a max height of 10,000 feet from mean sea level with flight range of 550 km. It can be easily transported like a haul boat as its wings are fold-able.
ICON has designed its interior like a sports car, to get familiarize common people for intuitive learning of its flight controls.
To fly an A5, Icon has launched a comprehensive training program for its customers. For solo flight, Sports Pilot License is required endorsed by LSA-ASES. To obtain PSL coaching programs are offered at Icon centers in US (California & Tampa), requiring 30 hours of training.