Lisa Akoya Airplane

Jul 6, 2012
Outside Magazine

   Photo: Courtesy of Lisa Airplanes

The Akoya, from French airplane manufacturer Lisa, might just be the ultimate adventure vehicle. With a range of 1,000 miles and a top speed of 138 miles per hour, the two-seater is the only consumer aircraft that can land on water and snow as well as the shortest of backcountry landing strips. (A 650-foot runway is all that’s required.) The key to its versatility: seafoils, winglike devices under the fuselage that let you set it down on a remote Rockies lake for trout fishing or a Canadian glacier for skiing. Two luggage holds accommodate snowboards, dive equipment, fishing gear, and even bikes.

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