Great Lakes Angler Blog

AKOYA Coming to Oshkosh, Wisconsin Air Show

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Share |

LE BOURGET DU LAC, FRANCE – Since early May, the AKOYA has never ended flying. With an average of four days of flights per week, LISA Airplanes’ team could once more enjoy, and for the first time share, the AKOYA’s remarkable performance.

LISA Airplanes’ founders, Erick HERZBERGER and Luc BERNOLE were the first two passengers of the AKOYA. “To me, this first flight is both a professional and personal achievement. Our airplane’s performance goes beyond our expectations. I’ve flown many light aircraft in my life, so I can tell the AKOYA is incomparable. She behaves exceptionally well on water in terms of speed and easiness to take-off just as much as in terms of comfort brought by the airplane’s stability. All the work done on the Seafoils turns to be a real success. After my first flight, I proudly announced to the team that the AKOYA is perfect.” tells Erick HERZBERGER, LISA Airplanes’ CEO and AKOYA’s first passenger.

During this series of test runs with passengers, and after years of research, studies, design and tests, LISA Airplanes’ team had the great pleasure to enjoy the advantages of its innovations. One after the other, team members got in the cockpit to live this priceless moment: a flight in the AKOYA. In various weather conditions, smooth lake or rough lake with 16 inches waves (40 cm) and 18 knots of wind, take-offs and landings were all made softly and on short distances. The sensations of flying in the AKOYA will remain unforgettable for all.

With this symbolic event, LISA Airplanes has gone through a major step towards AKOYA’s deliveries: the clients’ discovery of this seaplane.

Some of AKOYA’s future clients have been invited to go on board for a demonstration flight departing from Lake Bourget, at the side of the test pilot Gerald DUCOIN. AKOYA’s new pilots unanimously sung the comfort of the high-end finished cockpit and the in-flight qualities of the airplane. Benoit SENELLART, LISA Airplanes’ VP of Development, attests this enthusiasm: “I‘ve been involved in every step of AKOYA’s development and the first delivery will be the most memorable. Therefore, it’s with great pleasure that I watched our clients’ first flight. Their feedbacks are all positive on the easiness to pilot as well as on the sensations in flight. They really appreciated the visibility, the comfort and the safe atmosphere of the cockpit. This flight definitely won them and I am delighted with that.”

The next demonstrations in-flight will occur from September on since the AKOYA is on its way for the United States where it will be exhibited for the first time at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh in Wisconsin from July, 23 to 29 2012.

LISA Airplanes - a French company with international ambitions established in 2004 - creates, produces and distributes top of the range airplanes, products and services that are centered on Man and his mobility with the intention of creating a new aviation which suggests a change in lifestyle. From this philosophy, a first aircraft is born – The AKOYA.
The AKOYA is a two-seater amphibious airplane with a unique design and a wealth of features. From ground, water or snow, the AKOYA takes its passengers 1250 miles away (2000km) thanks to its impressive fuel efficiency of 42MPG (5,6L/100km) and can reach the speed of 135 knots (250km/h). After a pleasant and quick flight, the AKOYA lands on a less than 650-feet field (200m) and fold its wings to be parked in a garage. To reach these performances with no compromises, LISA Airplanes has designed an exclusive innovation in the aviation field which allows landing on multiple surfaces. The Multi-Access technology is a unique combination of two hydrofoils, a retractable landing gear equipped with skis and folding wings.
The AKOYA is designed to fulfill the LSA (Light Sport Aircraft) regulation – the new American standard that is to become an international standard such as in Europe with the CS-LSA implementation.

GlAngler Subscription

Recent Posts


Airmar dock lines Extended Warranty Bait Rigs USCG Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plates and Kits Kurt Mazurek Slide Moor Side Imaging B.A.S.S. exotic species ABT Boating safety RAT FINKEE Goby Safety Bass lure Up Stream Hydration Back Pack Tip-Up St. Croix Rods Chronglobal Minnesota BOLT Padlock Gary Dollahon PRADCO Accessories ABT X-2 Countdown Salmon Mystery Tackle Box Ditty bag cruzin Mack's Lures Tim Popfinger Lake Assault Insect repellent U.S.S.A. Endura Knife sharpening Grab Rail Lake Erie New York Spreads Tournaments Hunting AmVets OHIO On board Rippin' Lips Chargers Jeff Gustafson Muskie Lure treestand injury Betsy sunglass eZSplice Yamaha Shoremaster inReach InvisaSnap Ice Fishing MULL BLOG Shelter Boat US Ravenswood Media Lowrance Gear KVD Speedbag Wormfile ice fishing, Bro Show, Traditions Media Strike King Boat names Moisture Muncher St. Croix Boating Volvo Penta PulseTech Angler Legend Gold Speakers IGFA Fuel Hamlin Storage Trout Unlimited Clam Ultracoat Navigation The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls Slender Spoon Matt Straw Multitools South Haven Ranger VS1780 Lake Ontario Masters Walleye Circuit Ranger Olcott, NY Forage Minnow Gill NA BoatUS Lead HELLA VMC Oshkosh Plano Tackle Boxes Optima Blue Collar Outdoors Grady-White Ryan Kleckner PLB NMEA Quantum Interlux Shock Wave Evinrude Tools Chicago barrier Boat maintenance Swedish FireKnife Cannon Nautical Wake Fishing Conservation Marathon Camera mount Wedding Ring STRATTEC Izaak Walton League Lip-Stix 580P lenses Lake Superior radar Fishouflage Rig'N Tails Weather Buoy Angler 175T spreader light USCGA Dogwood Canyon Trail Runs Pharmaceuticals Micro-Mobile Pro Viewing Case Walleyes WFN Pop-Up LED Bowlights McMurdo Scholarship Corey Schmidt Wounded Warriors Jeff's Tackle Shop Gunnison, CO bimini top Balog BASSMASTER CLASSIC Bheestie Bag Sunstream Boat Lifts Boat Covers Contest Marine Lighting iPad Thermacell Ranger Aluminum Deep V Series LineSnubber JBL Skarlis Smart Guide to Freshwater Fishing Lures Lake Michigan Titan Chain Sheldon's News Soul5 Tackle Labs 360 Venice, Louisiana Berkley Mustad 1675 Pro Guide Chaco Lake trout Bait head SOG Cliff Pace Orca Fin System Innovative Outdoors Jerky exotic invader TRAC Ecological National Guard Brown trout Wild River series spoon Shoes Tommy Skarlis Black Earth Creek blue marlin Dave Genz Games Gene Larew WeatherStation CLASSIC Brandon Newby Knives Dogs Aqua-Vu Wisconsin Line Recycle Bin Rapala MATE USA EVOLVE FISHING CO binoculars Reef Runner Greater Niagara Fishing & Outdoor Expo YUM Bad Elf boat rental Niagara Falls Barry Brown Marine Triton Boats Cabela's Oakley Sunglasses Torpedo Divers Michigan DNR Size limits Whale Gary Giudice WileyX Mag Light Grunden's Free Fishing Weekend Coast Guard Foul weather gear Walleye tournament Marsh Madness Dollohan Ned Rig SeaLife Cameras KVD Speedbag weather Scott Glorvigen Brian Brosdahl Kill switch PFDs Bass Pro Shops Gift Card Dollahon Radial Iaconelli DuraSafe Electronics Lock Tracker Marine mudsnail Sharpeners LineGrabber Earth Day Mark Chmura GPS for Lightning Connector Marine NewsWire Rough Weather Boats METS Buff USO AKOYA Brian "Bro" Brosdahl Aluminum Deep V Series Baitcast Fishing Pole BBQ Lighter Swim Whizz Catfish USSA Mike Seymour Mark Zona Bibs award Hevi-Beads Sunglasses Future Fisherman Foundation Swanson-Russell Great Lakes Troller Owners tournament Hobie Pro Angler Tournament Beckson Marine Stowaway Bag Plate Spencer Yachts Vick Multi-species Macho Minnow Andrew Semprevivo Evolve Prosepec Electronics Custom Jigs & Spins Trade Shows Andrew Dordek TRAC Rubrail Plano Topwater Keep Kool New Lures Walleye Sportsman's rights Tom Neustrom Catch & Cook KVD Clay Dyer Alaskan Personal Flotation Device Dunkirk, NY Marine Radio F-Series Storm Gear clubs MUSHING Records Bass fishing Chatterbait Water Buddies New Zealand Full Throttle EZ Splice Fasteners Shipping Audio Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Apps Accon Marine Bass Pro Personal Flotation Devices Bass Simrad Dave Mull Lighting Batteries Raritan Wind Power ShowSpan Plano Synergy YUM Dinger Safe boating Princecraft Larson Electronics LOTSA EZ Dock Turning Point Props Bug repellent Lights Fishing Tight Lines Jewelry Sun protection Mercury Marine Minn Kota Deck Plate Alaska Bethel University Bristol Bay Traditions Swim bait Alabama Rig Soo Locks Mack's Lure iPilot Link Line Jeff Wenzel Bass Pro Shops Four-Person Dome Tent with Screen Porch Skamania Mania ASA Insurance Bristol Bay Salmon Lake of the Woods Green Bay, Wisconsin Fort Wayne, Indiana Big Bear Products LCWCC FLW Seakeeper gyro Synergy Outdoors Contaminants Tides GPS Speedometer Kevin Van Dam Headgear John E. Phillips Oculus Gravity CUSTOM JIGS 'N' SPINS Asian carp Onyx Monel Metal Aquatic AV Wildlife Forever Radio Extreme Baitcast Reel Crankbait Net Launch ramp Coleman cooler ChartSelect Technology Telescoping JIggler Long Rod Green Bay Port of Indiana redfish Marine Speakers Absolute Outdoor, Inc. Manistee Church Tackle Silver Horde Fiberglass tiller Pro Polish Black Velvet Footwear Ascend jigs Traxstech Rods EZ BoatPort Odd'ball Fin Spin News/Social Dan Egan Aqua Vu La Mar YUMphibian tree stand injury Boat lifts Yamaha ATV Normark Salmon Unlimited of Illinois Bug bite relief hardbaits Grand Rapids Ultimate Outdoors Show Lock Todd Sokolow Magnum Flow-Troll Okuma Glorvigen Humminbird University of Buffalo Lund Boats RedHead Fish America Foundation The Harry Lure SeaEra QC Bass Pro Shops toilet South Haven, Michigan Air show Shurhold River Fishing spinning rod Army Corp of Engineers Youth BASSMASTER Frabill Mosquito repellent Downriggers CMP Global Michigan City, Indiana Fiberglass boat ATV Tyee Lakemaster Tournament Grade Circle Hooks Deep Sea Diver High school bass fishing Home Port Marine Marketing Davis Instruments Marine General LakeMaster Western States Version MWC Ice Features Rain gear splice tackle storage Fishing Clubs Ultimate Flannel Shirts Indiana DNR Streams FRIDAY FUNNIES Legend Extreme Patrick Hurst Rescue Scott Martin Sport Shows Rushton Gregory Ditch Aqualuma Whistler Spoon Stabenow Bro Brosdahl Glacier Glove Conservation Frigibar Louie Stout Costa Sphaera Kayak Coleman Mazurek iPilot Video marlin DSC Tackle Bag Flat Slider 75 Kayaks Fish Hawk XD4 Faria Rippin Lips Invasive species NAIFC Championship Reese Jack Links Soft Jigwobbler Ethanol Beckson One-Handle-Does-It-All System Brite Wash Power Snow-Shoe Tip-Up iPhone Global Spectrum Practical Sailor Dave Mull Blog Kevin VanDam Gull Lake Marine Uncle Norm's Side Thruster Beckson Marine Kindle book Northland Team Aqua-Vu Z-Man great lakes Smartfind S20 Personal AIS Beacon Rugged Shark ONIX ODNR Bob Schmidt fitness Brad's Lund Steve Wood Jonathon VanDam Promise Keeper Milennia MIL-iDock Rovermax LR 100 Holland Boga Serious Shine Martin-Flory Homeport Marine Marketing Husky Jerk Marcum Electronics Mary Snyder Delorme Beckson Marine Deck Plate JVD Ryan Wilson DuraSafe BoatUS Angler Smart Guide Publications Acme Costa Del Mar Honda Ranger Boats Bait Holder Muscle Squared 65 Michigan Blue Heron Communications Rain suit Costa Sunglasses Hobie Northwest Indiana Steelheaders Traditions Media Mr. Twister Whale Pumps Autotether Lake Huron Matt Serbenski