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Mr. Jon Karkow

Lead Aero Engineer

ICON Aircraft Inc

Direct Phone: (707) ***-****       

Email: j***@***.com

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ICON Aircraft Inc


Los Angeles, California 90066

United States

Company Description

ICON Aircraft is a consumer sport plane manufacturer founded in response to the sport flying category created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Given these enabling regulations, ICON's mission is to reinvent personal flying by providing consum ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Project Technical Manager

Scaled Composites LLC

Chief Project Engineer and Test Pilot

Virgin Atlantic

Test Pilot

Steve Fossett


Society of Experimental Test Pilots



Aeronautical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



Kenyon College


Aeronautical Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute



Kenyon College

Web References (70 Total References)

Team - ICON Aircraft [cached]

Jon Karkow

Engineering Fellow
Jon Karkow spent 21 years in aircraft development at Burt Rutan's Scaled Composites and over that time rightfully earned the reputation as the most accomplished aeronautical engineer and project engineer in the history of Scaled.
A licensed airframe and powerplant mechanic, Jon received a BS in Physics at Kenyon College and a BS in Aeronautical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is an active pilot and experimental test pilot with instrument, multi-engine, seaplane, helicopter, and glider ratings.

ICON Aircraft | First Flight Photo Gallery [cached]

The A5 prototype gets pushed off the shore for the start of flight testing with ICON Led Aero Engineer and Test Pilot Jon Karkow at the controls.

ICON CEO Kirk Hawkins congratulates Jon Karkow after the flight.

ICON Aircraft | A5 Unveiling Photo Gallery [cached]

ICON Lead Aero Engineer Jon Karkow sitting in the pilot's seat of the A5.

The plane was flown by ICON ... [cached]

The plane was flown by ICON Lead Aero Engineer and Test Pilot Jon Karkow in the initial test flight."Everything went as well as an initial test flight possibly could go; so I was very pleased," said Karkow, whise CV includes first flights for the likes of the world-record setting Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer flown by the late Steve Fossett.

ICON Constructs and Flies First Production A5 - ICON Aircraft [cached]

"ESN-1 performed very well on its first flight," said ICON Test Pilot and Lead Aero Engineer Jon Karkow, who was at the controls for the flight.

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