Over recent years, Florida Powerboat Club has offered new poker run formats, by adding cars, motorcycles and recreational aircraft to our entry categories for the Key West Air-Land-Sea Poker Run. On many of those events, a number of Florida Powerboat Club members illustrated their passion for recreational flying, by arriving in a wide variety of recreational aircraft, and this trend seems to be increasing over time. Clearly, many club members are just as passionate about recreational “sport” flying, as they are about performance boating!
Fast forward to the 2018 Annual Tampa Bay Poker Run, where I was proud to announce a new sponsorship affiliation with Icon Aircraft, an American company that now produces the ICON A5, a sleek and sporty amphibious 2-seat aircraft. The distinction that separates the A5 from many other small aircraft, is that it qualifies in the LSA (light sport aircraft) class and therefore can be flown with a Sport Pilot certification, which is the easiest and least restrictive certificate a student can obtain.
During the Tampa Bay Poker Run, Icon Aircraft representatives were on-hand to meet FPC members, and fly their factory Icon A5 models on the poker run course, in hot pursuit of the boats. With it’s unique features that include fold-able wings and optional submersible trailer, the Icon A5 cruises comfortably between 60-100mph, with top speeds of 120mph and a cruising range at well over 300 miles! The real bonus is that the A5 is priced at a fraction of the cost that many of us have spent on our powerboats…so it’s not an overly-expensive toy to add to the toy collection!
I’d like to welcome the ICON Aircraft family to Florida Powerboat Club, and you may expect to see Icon Aircraft officials attending poker runs where the A5 is a perfect fit, especially at events that offer abundant beach stopovers and floating dock facilities!
President & Founder,
Florida Powerboat Club
Special Promotion Available Exclusively to FPC Members
ICON Aircraft, a California based company that makes the A5, an amphibious sport plane will change the way you see and experience the world. ICON has included a very generous offer for our members including:
- Complimentary Sport Flight Intro ($600 value)
- Custom private flight experience at any of their regional flight centers