Around 1,800 pilots have invested in delivery positions for the highly-anticipated ICON A5 Light-Sport amphibian, which, by all accounts, is a great little seaplane.
However, production delays have frustrated many potential ICON owners who want to experience the fun of water flying sooner rather than later.
Enter Scoda Aeronautica, which manufactures the Super Petrel LS Light-Sport amphibious seaplane at a facility in Ipeúna, Brazil, a couple of hours outside of Sao Paulo.
With a recently-established sales, assembly and parts distribution center in Ormond Beach, Florida, the company is serious about serving the market in the United States and the plan is to eventually build the plane here.
Available now, the Super Petrel is a unique biplane amphibious flying boat that was designed in 2001 and FAA-certified in 2014 as an S-LSA. [Read more…]