When motorcycle, meets yacht and small plane, you get the $139,000 ICON A5. This two-seat vehicle is completely amphibious, thanks to retractable landing gear. It features a carbon fiber airframe powered by a 100-hp/120-mph Rotax 912 ULS engine, folding wings that allow it to be easily stored. Safety features include: a propeller guard, wing angle of attack indicator, and an integrated parachute that helps the entire plane land softly in case of emergency. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“The ‘A5’s’ amphibious seaplane’s streamlined cockpit is designed with novice pilots in mind, with dials and knobs kept to a minimum. It can be flown by anyone holding a sport pilot license – which takes approximately half the time to get compared to a standard license. removable side windows, and a lowered dashboard, mean the pilot can navigate visually, rather than having to rely on complicated electronic flight instruments. A Garmin ‘796’ GPS moving map provides assurance that you’re heading the right direction,” reports Design Boom.