New waves – The Icon A5 (pictured) is part of a fresh generation of design-led light aircraft shaking up an industry with new concepts.
Foldable seaplane – Launched last year, the Icon A5 is a two-seat, foldable seaplane. It's so compact it fits in most car garages and can be towed behind a vehicle for overland transport.
Recreational aircraft – The Icon A5 is primarily a recreational aircraft. It can be flown by anyone with a sport pilot license.
Costs less than a house – The Icon A5's base price of $197,000 base rises to $247,000 with additional features. The company says it has received over 1,800 orders.
Cobalt Valkyrie-X – Currently available for pre-order, the Cobalt Valkyrie-X is a piston-engined light aircraft designed by French-born California-based entrepreneur David Loury.
Not just a pretty design – The Valkyrie-X's main purpose is moving people over relatively long distances. It's capable of flying five people from London to most of Western Europe without refueling.
Costs less than a much nicer house – The Cobalt Valkyrie-X starts at $699,000 -- more for extras. Cobalt is currently rolling out its first test aircraft.
Burt Rutan's SkiGull – Inventor and aviation legend Burt Rutan has developed the SkiGull, an amphibious seaplane with retractable skis.
Rutan's last creation? – "It will be the last time I design and build an airplane, since I want to enjoy this one for myself," says Rutan, 72. "I will explore the world with it, visiting the places you cannot easily get to any other way."