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Icon Aircraft is offering the Garmin G3X Touch and autopilot as options on its A5 amphibious light sport aircraft.

Pilots in the market for an Icon A5 now have the option to get the amphibious light sport aircraft with a Garmin G3X Touch and Garmin GMC 507 autopilot. Photo courtesy of Icon Aircraft.

The 7-inch G3X is a $15,500 option, and the addition of a Garmin GMC 507 autopilot raises the total price of the upgrade to $25,000. The two-seat, folding-wing Icon A5 base price is $360,000.

“The Garmin G3X Touch takes our commitment to product improvement to the next level, greatly enhancing the adventure flying experience while seamlessly fitting into our intuitively-designed cockpit,” said Jason Huang, Icon president.

The A5 typically uses a portable Garmin aera 796 for navigation.

Icon has long advocated that pilots use an angle of attack indicator as a primary flight instrument—and the company’s in-house AOA indicator is still front and center in the A5 panel.

Dave Hirschman

Dave Hirschman

AOPA Pilot Editor at Large
AOPA Pilot Editor at Large Dave Hirschman joined AOPA in 2008. He has an airline transport pilot certificate and instrument and multiengine flight instructor certificates. Dave flies vintage, historical, and Experimental airplanes and specializes in tailwheel and aerobatic instruction.
Topics: Light Sport Aircraft, Avionics

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