February 13, 2010
MotoPOD ($8,000) allows you to carry a motorcycle and enjoy immediate ground transportation at EVERY airport. Enjoy a level of freedom and mobility that most pilots only dream about. It’s the freedom to visit new places, explore your destinations and see what you’ve been missing. The pod can hold a 255lb modified Yamaha XT-225 223cc motorcycle which has a top speed of 85mph. The bike is specially designed to fold up and be loaded onto the plane in under 5 minutes! Not having to pay for a rental car could save you $3,000 a year, which means the MotoPOD could easily pay for its self in just a few years! See more photos and a video.
March 2, 2009
The Ecoflyer, a two-seat light sport aircraft, is the “up, up and away” airplane for those seeking their own adventures. The price to own a lightweight Ecoflyer airplane is conservatively from $100,000 up to $300,000 depending on what extras you want. This airplane boasts a cabin space of 152 cubic feet making it roomy enough to comfortably fit anything you may need to take on your trip. Imagine being able to go anywhere your heart desires, and there’s no need for hotel reservations. This plane is big enough to sleep in, just bring a sleeping bag and let the adventure begin.
September 26, 2008
Starting at $15,000 the Dragonflyer X6 is quite the radio controlled aircraft. It is used in professional photography, military, and emergency applications. The X6 is basically a six-rotor co-axial r/c helicopter used for aerial photography/surveillance. See more photos.
June 14, 2008
The ICON A5 Sport Aircraft should be available in 2010 for $139,000. It seats two, has a max weight of 1430 lbs, a max speed of 120 mph, is powered by a Rotax 912 ULS (100 hp) engine, and has an optional safety parachute (for the whole plane). More details and full specs are on their website. See more pictures.
August 8, 2007
Cessna, the world’s largest manufacturer of general aviation airplanes, has recently introduced the latest addition to their light sport aircraft lineup. The Cessna Skycatcher ($109,500) features a Garmin glass cockpit and is powered by a Teledyne Continential O-200D engine. Reaching speeds at up to 139 mph (118 knots) this small plane can travel 470 nautical miles. Cessna has already received 400 orders the first 2 days after announcing the plane. The first customer delivery of the plane is scheduled for 2009.
April 4, 2007
Lawn mowers cars and motorcycles are only a few things Honda makes, and now they can add airplane to that list. This is Honda’s first aircraft cleverly named HondaJet. The jet can carry up to 7 people, and has a fully enclosed AFT lavatory. It uses a Garmin G1000 glass cockpit system, and is powered by two GE Honda HF120 engines which are placed above the wing to reduce drag. Honda is taking pre-orders for this little jet, the price is $3.65 million.