One of the most anticipated launches in the field of personal aviation, the Limited Edition ICON 100 A5 Light Sport Aircraft has now been confirmed Icon and this one of a kind sports plane will make its debut in the markets next year. The Icon 100 A5 was initially introduced in the year 2008 and was scheduled for a launch last year. However, with the requirement of certain modifications, the 100 A5 has now been bumped up to a next year launch. This phenomenal aircraft has been classified as a ‘Light Sport Aircraft’ (LSA) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and has been designed especially for recreational purposes. The ICON 100 A5 LSA can achieve a maximum speed of about 120 knots (138 mph) and comes with a capacity of seating two persons, one pilot and another passenger.
The remarkable ICON 100 A5 LSA is powered by a reciprocating engine and run on a fixed propeller. For those eager to get their hands on this wonderful recreational machine, you would first require a Sport Pilot License (SPL) from FAA and the training itself has been designed to be finished in a matter of weeks, rather than months. The ICON 100 A5 LSA has also been provided with excellent safety features to ensure the safe return of the occupants. The interested customers can first apply for a Pre-qualification round and then will move on to Flight School Selection, Pilot Training and then finally after going through the FAA Testing phase, will then be authorized to fly this magnificent aircraft. The ICON 100 A5 LSA comes with a carbon fiber airframe, retractable landing gear and carries a price tag of $140,000.