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Icon A5 aircraft billed as an aeronautical 'game-changer' The new plane from Icon Aircraft will set you back a cool quarter of a million dollars. Business Wire Inside the Icon A5 aircraft. October 15, By Matthew Shaer Like everyone else in this cash-strapped economy, you've probably got a quarter of a million bucks spilling out of your dresser drawer.
And what better to spend that money than on a "rigorously tested" personal aircraft called the Icon A5? The Icon A5 hit the headlines today after the plane's creator, Icon Aircraft, won a chance to pitch a business plan to Richard Bransonthe chairman of the Virgin Group.
The pitch session is scheduled for Oct. We imagine the folks at Icon will be eager to tell Richard about the eminently affordable Icon A5. But what exactly is this thing?
Well, according to some copy from the Neiman Marcus catalog, the "game-changing" A5 is a personal aircraft with an amphibious hull and landing gear. It's just perfect for landing on the surface of your own private lake. The plane was designed by "a world-class team of engineers and designers who helped create the groundbreaking Virgin Global Flyer and X Prize-winning SpaceShipOne ," Neiman Marcus notes.
The A5 comes tricked out with a hp, liquid-cooled powerplant, capable, Icon says, of achieving up to mpg fuel efficiency. You'll need about 20 hours of sports pilot training before getting behind the yoke of the A5 — but don't count on pulling any mid-air stunts.
The A5 hasn't been rated for that. The A5 can't hold more than 1, pounds in gross weight, including people, luggage and fuel.
The original version of this story misstated where the Perfect Pitch Conference will take place. It will be held in Marina del ReyCalif. Also, the post has been updated to include the reduced price offered direct from Icon.May 26, · Forbes Editors' Picks Forbes Insights: AI (courtesy of Icon Aircraft) a former fighter pilot and Stanford business school grad, sounded weary.
What if flying a plane was as easy as taking a sports car out for a spin? The founders of Icon Aircraft want to make flight accessible for the rest of us.
ICON Aircraft is a consumer sport plane manufacturer founded in response to the new sport flying category created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA.
This amazing little aircraft is as fun on the water as it is in the air, and its spin-resistant design makes it safer during a stall.
ICON Aircraft Announces One-Year Delay In Deliveries The company will ship completed aircraft to Icon Flight Centers, standing up those training centers. Hawkins said that Icon would release more details on the changes to its business plan soon. ICON Aircraft is a privately held venture originally started in Palo Alto, California, where ICON's founders developed the business plan and strategy at Stanford Business School.