Icon A5 Set to Fly from Oshkosh Seaplane Base

The Icon A5 was introduced at last year's AirVenture, and this year it's back, in flying form. True, the airplane flying here in Oshkosh is a non-conforming prototype. It flew in to Wittman Field early in the week for display, and is expected to make three flights tomorrow from the Vette/Blust Seaplane on Lake Winnebago in Oshkosh. Current plans still call for the A5 to be offered with either retractable wheel landing gear or electrically folding wings, but not both. If the buyer chooses the wheels, a manual wing-folding mechanism will be used. The prototype flying at Oshkosh has fixed wings. Target price for the Icon A5 is $149,000.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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