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    Quote Originally Posted by Evan View Post
    Approachability. This plane is designed to be very un-150-like in terms of learning curve. The cockpit is not at all intimidating. It's basically a flying jetski/Ford Mustang...snip
    OK...thanks...

    Yeah, a 150 is a good, old-fashioned airplane and the cockpit pics from the A-5 do have an automobile look about them...For a 150, you might need learn how to read steam gauges, take some lessons, know the fine points of how hard to pull up without an AOA indicator, and maybe even some acronyms and a bona-fide turn coordinator...and a 150 isn't an LSA either.

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    ...yeah...hop in your flying CAR with turbohydromatic transmission and power steering and automatic climate control...we don't need no stinkin airmanship.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3WE View Post
    Why?

    And where I'm coming from is that someone out playing around and getting too out of whack with too little altitude can (and has) happen(ed) with a ride range of airplanes.

    What trend and mechanism are you extrapolating from an n=1 dataset that says the is plane encourages rodeo airmanship any more than someone out circling the girlfriend's house in a 150?
    The Icon is marketed as a plane to have fun doing crazy zings at low altitude. Just check the promotional videos, or read the information in the official website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    The Icon is marketed as a plane to have fun doing crazy zings at low altitude. Just check the promotional videos, or read the information in the official website.
    Ok, but that's marketing, not the plane.

    I get the point, but yet again, we see modern mentality deemphasizing some crazy basic and rather significant safety issues.
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