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2012-01-04 ICON A5 to be feature aircraft in Microsoft Flight

ICON is pleased to announce that the ICON A5 will be the featured aircraft in the highly anticipated launch of Microsoft Flight.

ICON A5 in Microsoft Flight (image: ICON)

The starter pack will be available to download for free this spring. It features the ICON A5 as the default aircraft and includes the Big Island of Hawaii.

"ICON and Microsoft Flight share the common goal of making the fun of flying accessible to everyone who has ever dreamed about it. ICON does this by fusing world-class product design with the very best engineering, and Microsoft does it by combining the excitement of a great gaming experience with the authenticity of a top-notch flight simulator. We're excited to have such a central role in Microsoft's highly anticipated launch of Flight." said ICON Aircraft CEO and founder Kirk Hawkins.

Developed by Microsoft Studios, Microsoft Flight emphasizes the thrill and wonder of aviation and requires no past experience or special hardware, making it accessible for beginners. At the same time, realistic flight physics, weather patterns, cockpits, and graphics ensure that Microsoft Flight will also challenge experienced PC pilots.

"Microsoft is excited to work with ICON to provide the opportunity to experience the revolutionary ICON A5 before it's available anywhere else. The excitement that the A5 is generating in the aviation community makes the A5 the perfect aircraft to bring the joy of aviation to the masses via Microsoft Flight." said Joshua Howard, executive producer of Microsoft Flight.

Microsoft Flight will be available to play at the Consumer Electronics Show, which starts on January 10. in social media: