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Now, anyone can train in the ICON A5

The ICON A5 is the perfect airplane to get your feet wet (literally). If you’re already an experienced landplane pilot, you can learn to fly the amphibious A5 at one of ICON’s partner schools in just a few days and discover the exciting world of seaplane operations and splash and go landings. You’ll also see how ICON’s spin-resistant airframe and angle of attack gauge make it one of the safest and most innovative recreational aircraft on the market.

Training Options

Sport Flying Introduction


A 1-hour introduction to sport flying in the ICON A5.

Flight Time: 1 hour (approximate)

Seaplane Rating Add-On (SES)


Receive your SES and FAA check-ride in the ICON A5 (availability varies by location)

Flight Time: 5 hours. (estimated)

Locations

The ICON A5 is the perfect airplane to get your feet wet (literally). If you’re already an experienced land plane pilot, you can learn to fly the amphibious A5 at our ICON Flight Center in Tampa, FL or Vacaville, CA in just a few days and discover the exciting world of seaplane operations and splash-and-go landings. You’ll also see how ICON’s spin-resistant airframe and angle of attack gauge make it one of the safest and most innovative recreational aircraft on the market.

Reserve your position for ICON A5 flight training in Tampa or in Vacaville by clicking the button below.

Partners

The ICON Flight Training Network is currently expanding. Our partners below operate the A5, have CFIs on staff, and have completed instructor training with ICON, so you can be confident that you’re getting an amazing and safe experience in the A5.

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base

Central Florida

Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base was started, in 1963, by Jack Brown. With more than 57 years of seaplane training experience, Jack Brown’s has certified more than 22,000 pilots from around the globe to fly seaplanes and logs thousands of seaplane hours each year. ICON is excited to have an A5 in Jack Brown’s fleet for transition training and SES add-on ratings.

Low Altitude Adventures

New England

Low Altitude Adventures is an ICON Flight Training Partner in the New England region, with two full-time A5 Instructor Pilots on staff. Their location in Southeastern New England is a great area for flight training and enjoying the A5, with a multitude of water landing locations. 

In addition to being a Flight Training Partner, Low Altitude Adventures also offers a membership program for those interested in pursuing a path to ICON A5 shared ownership.

Atlas Aviation

Tampa, FL

Atlas Aviation is located on Davis Islands in Tampa, FL, at the same airfield as ICON’s East Coast HQ. They are a full-service FBO and flight school, which now offers rentals and full flight instruction in the ICON A5 for owners AND non-owners. Atlas specializes in Sport Pilot License and Private Pilot License instruction. Please note at this time, all dual instruction in the A5 from this flight school is for land operations only; water operations are not currently allowed.

Giving Wings Aviation

Northern Michigan

Whether you’re interested in an A5 Discovery Flight or going from zero hours to becoming a private pilot, Giving Wings Aviation is a great solution for anyone looking for A5 flight training. They offer demo flights and the ability to get your Single-Engine Sea (SES) add-on rating in the ICON A5. Nestled in the Upper Midwest on Lake Michigan, Giving Wings is one of the most prominent seaplane training destinations in the country, and we’re proud to have the A5 in their fleet.

Aviator Zone (PPL, SPL Training Only)

South Florida

Aviator Zone is your local connection to the skies in South Florida and beyond. Based at Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Aviator Zone has expert ICON Aircraft Flight Instructors (IAFIs) to support your flight training, from zero time to proficiency in your ICON A5.

Geared towards student pilots who have already purchased their own ICON A5, Aviator Zone offers a part 61 or part 141 training environment including private one-on-one instruction. Their training is structured yet flexible to ensure quality instruction on your schedule. Aviator Zone was recognized this year (2021-2022) as the Best Flight School in the Southern Region by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA).

Meet an ICON Flight Training Partner

Learn More About ICON Flight Training

Andy Jackson

Flight Training Network Manager

Andy is a retired Air Force pilot with more than 7,000 flight hours. He spent half of his career teaching pilots skills for global operations employment, and the other half instructing new military aviators in Primary training. He currently manages the instruction, recruitment, and development of the ICON Flight Training Network.

Become an ICON Authorized Flight Instructor

Are you an independent CFI with your seaplane rating and want to teach in the A5? Become an instructor in our nationwide network with our week-long A5 instructor pilot training course.

Join Our Flight Training Partner Network

Do you manage a flight school and want to partner with ICON to train customers in the A5? Join the ICON Flight Training Network and build your business by teaching future ICON owners and other sport flying enthusiasts.

Safety and Training Resources

Flight Planning: Ferrying the ICON A5 from California to Michigan

The ICON A5 is a very unique aircraft with some incredible flight characteristics. When it comes to planning a cross-country flight, there are a few particular safety items to keep in mind. Here is a look at a ferry flight across the United States from ICON’s Marketing Manager.


Safety Considerations for Landing with your Gear in the Correct Position

It seems simple enough: extend the landing gear when intending to land on a runway or other prepared surface, and retract the gear when landing on the water. The unfortunate truth is that accidents and incidents caused by landing with gear in the incorrect position occur far too frequently.


Landing the ICON A5 in Downtown Seattle | The Lake Union Approach

What allows the A5 to fly in this environment? What factors should a pilot consider to ensure this flight is performed safely? Flying the A5 in Seattle may be one of the most unique flights a pilot can experience in the country, especially considering how immersed the A5 makes you feel amongst the Seattle skyscrapers.


Flying the ICON A5 at Lake Isabel

An A5 Flight Instructor recently flew to one of the most popular seaplane destinations near Seattle. Watch how she planned her trip and approached a new area.


Flying the ICON A5 on a Cross Country Flight | Seattle to Spokane, WA

What’s the range of the ICON A5? It’s a question we at ICON Aircraft receive on a consistent basis. I recently had the chance to fly the A5 from Seattle to Spokane, WA, making a stop at Grant County International Airport.


ICON Instructor Pilot Profile: Malcolm Dickinson

Meet Malcolm Dickinson, one of our A5 Instructor Pilots based out of the NY area with over 20 years of seaplane experience.