As the old quip says, nothing succeeds like success. Just weeks ago, ICON Aircraft made their first customer delivery of a production airplane—the innovative A5—and in doing so launched what might be a new direction for general aviation. And they did so by breaking every mold held dear by the GA world.
An amphibious seaplane 10 years in the making from napkin-drawing concept to delivered product, the ICON A5 is a story that takes us deep into a different world—a place where design and form triumph over profit margin, and where flying is an emotional experience instead of one measured with graphs and ledgers. It’s a fascinating journey that begins where pure stick-and-rudder flying left off and where the most advanced engineering in aeronautics begins. At its essence, it’s a love story between human, machine and sky.