Want to Pilot an Icon A5? You Can Now Book Your Own Demo Flight in LA. The sport light jet innovator moves into Santa Monica for easy-access demo flights. On a quest to democratize flying for fun—as opposed to a way to get from point a to point b—13-year-old Icon Aircraft last week welcomed the media and the public to its new demo and showroom hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, which is located in the middle of the company’s ideal demographic—active, adventurous, outdoor-lovers who live near the beach and are looking for fun. With a maximum speed of 113 miles per hour, a range of 427 nautical miles and the ability to take off on a runway (or beach) or on water, the carbon-fiber jet features folding wings, retractible landing gear and simple automotive-like controls.