ICON and Audi USA partnered to host the prizewinner of the The Tony Stark Challenge for a day. The winner got to live a day in the life of Tony Stark - spending the day with the ICON team during flight testing.
on January 09
ICON Aircraft is sponsoring AOPA's Block Party this year at the Long Beach Convention Center Friday night. We'll have our show model on display from 6 PM - 10 PM, so come join us if you're in the LA area. The Block Party will be located at 1st & Pine. See you there!
on November 12
Follow this link to our most recent company newsletter for an update on ICON's achievements in Engineering, Manufacturing, Media and Sales as well as a recap of ICON at Oshkosh 2010: http://www.iconaircraft.com/newsletter6.html
on October 19
Aircraft has developed the first recreational aircraft designed specifically
for the mass consumer market. Disruptive regulation changes in 2004
safely and dramatically lowered the training time and ownership cost for
consumer aviation by more than 50%. These new regulations enable ICON to
address the enormous, latent demand for personal aircraft from a broader
consumer demographic than previously possible. The company's first
product, the ICON A5, is an amphibious, trailerable, two-passenger sport
aircraft with folding wings. Since the public unveiling in the summer of
2008, the company has received more than 375 orders, representing $60M in
backlog. ICON has conducted over 100 flight and hydro tests to date.
With market and technology risk minimized, ICON is ready to enter production.
Kirk Hawkins CEO / Founder, ICON Aircraft
Before graduating from Stanford Business School in 2005 and founding ICON, Kirk flew F-16s in the U.S. Air Force and 767s for American Airlines. Prior to the USAF, he worked in both aviation and aerospace engineering most of his early career. After earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, he was the Director of Engineering at an aerospace contractor before returning for his Masters in Engineering from Stanford University in 1995, specializing in manufacturing.
grew up racing motocross and has been an avid sport and flying enthusiast for
25 years. He has built and flown ultralight and experimental aircraft,
and has logged nearly 1000 skydives. Kirk is also a seaplane instructor
pilot with hundreds of hours bush flying in Alaska. Today he is an active
snowboarder, wake-boarder, and SCUBA diver, as well as a devoted member of the
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America for more than 10 years.