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Foldable Airplane Is Designed For Thrill-Seeking Wusses

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The ICON A5 is a light sport airplane (LSA) designed for everyday people (who happen to have enough money for not only a second car but a first plane). Aside from the fact that an LSA takes less training to pilot, the A5 focuses on the little things that almost make the idea of owning a plane feasible—easier storage and death-free landings.

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Because when the A5 isn't being flow around...wherever people fly these days...its wings can fold up (manually or automatically) for storage in a large garage—which makes a lot of sense for a plane that features a dash that more closely resembles a car than a jet.

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But maybe the best part is that the A5 comes with a parachute for the whole plane. So if you are too nervous/inebriated to land, just let the wonder of cloth do the work for you, landing you safely on someone's roof (and subsequently their living room). Order yours today for a refundable $5,000 deposit. [ICON via popmech]

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Shamoononon drives like a farmer

@icegnome: Thanks. Yeah, I've know weirdos that will go out and buy school buses for the novelty of it. I actually worked with one character that went and bought an old locomotive and placed train tracks on his property just because he thought it would be nice for his kids (and apparently he has too much money). So yeah, not a bad price.