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Icon A5, The $139,000 Sexiest Private Jet On The Planet

November, 29, 2011 | Rides
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Like a jetski for the sky, the ICON A5 Aircraft is poised to ignite a recreational sporty flying revolution. Engineered by some of the brightest minds in aerospace, industrial design, and adventure (including team members from IDEO, GE Aviation, Virgin Galactic, the X-PRIZE SpaceShipOne, and more), the A5 is a new class of aircraft freshly minted by the FAA (“Light Sport Aircraft”) that puts the idea of a sport plane within reach like never before.

The brainchild of a former U.S. Airforce F-16 pilot, Kirk Hawkins, the ICON A5 is a 138mph burst of beauty that’s designed to bring wings to the masses. Unlike traditional aircraft, the ICON is designed to fit a more accessible pilot’s license that’s geared at bringing the future of flight to the consumer. At an average cost between $3,000 and $5,000, a Sport Pilot License is the most accessible way to put yourself in the cockpit of one of the hottest innovations in aviation today.

The ICON A5 is designed to fit behind most vehicles, making it as portable as a boat and easier to maintain than most other recreational aviation vehicles. It’s also one of the few to hold amphibious status–meaning it’s just as fun in the water as it is in the sky.

Its carbon fiber airframe makes it amazingly efficient and the vehicle’s 100-hp Rotax 912 ULS engine accepts both auto and aviation grade gasoline.

As perfect for an adventurous daytrip to your favorite island as it is for the best new way to spend a sunny day, the ICON A5 is perhaps the coolest thing on the planet for its price tag.

At $139,000, the ICON A5 is priced to compete with a sports car–if you can find one. In just a few short years, the ICON team have already secured 500 orders for their first sport flying vehicle, with the next available delivery position beginning in 2015.

To get in touch with the ICON team, reserve your own jet, or ask anything that comes to mind, feel free to contact their team at [email protected] or (424) 201-3505.

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