Icon A-5 Update

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  1. Dec 16, 2018 #1

    jedi

    jedi

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    Combined Icon and Jaguar event in the Seattle area 12/15/2018 was interesting and mildly popular. A-5 S/N 17 from the Seattle area was on display resting on the landing gear in front of the car rental facility. Nice promotional video of the A-5 in exotic locations.

    Event was intended as a fund raiser. Not sure how successful that was. My first chance to view the A-5 trailer. It is large, expensive and heavy. Driven up from CA. It appears to be very suitable for the job intended.

    Icon is looking for a successful additional round of funding January first. S/N 84 is on the assembly line. Wish I could report more.

    My name is in the hat for a demo ride.

    Advertisement copy from email follows:

    ICON Aircraft and Zadart Exotic Car Club & Rentals invite you to attend A5 live for a luxury holiday party!
    This exclusive event will feature the ICON A5 light sport amphibious aircraft on display, a fashion show by Lady 12 Apparel, dj and music, gift bags, drinks and appetizers! There will also be special raffles throughout the evening with proceeds going towards campfire.org.



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    [TD="width: 75%"] A5 Live Holiday Party
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    Where:

    Zadart Exotic Car Club & Rentals
    11855 Bel-Red Road
    Bellevue, WA 98005



    [TD="width: 25%"] When:
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    [TD="width: 75%"] December 15, 2018
    6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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    For more information contact your Regional Sales Director, Keaton Malone, at 360-601-9601 or keaton.malone@iconaircraft.com.

     
  2. Feb 2, 2019 #2

    Norm Langlois

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    Though I am about as far away as one could get from owning an Icon A 5. there is better than a 75 % chance there is one very close, like often in the passenger seat. An associate of mine is considering the purchase. The trailer for the Icon has one short coming , it is not enclosed. That will be part of the negotiations . these things are all speculations . As I have traveled with this person we always stop by the Icon presentation. He has had one test flight and was scheduled for another , the demo plane was apart for repairs in Tampa so that did not happen. I expect Sun n Fun we will be there as well and so will the Icon people.
    I keep asking when he is going to buy me an Icon A 5
    If it did not have a few short comings he would have already, he does not like the useful load or the power plant. He thinks it is under powered.
    The Sea Max was another choice , that to has a few undesirable .
    A special trailer was constructed by him to haul my plane to Oshkosh , was not ready last year, and my late fall event has made a mess of that plan. It was designed to also fit the Sea Max . But unfortunately is to narrow for the Icon
    He is serious but I do not know when or what plane he will buy.
     

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