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ICON Events and Updates

Check out our most recent and upcoming events as well as some company updates. Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the A5 and learn more about Sport Flying from the ICON team.

ICON Makes a Splash at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, nicknamed ‘FLIBS’, is the largest in-water boat show in the world. Guests arrived by vessels of all sizes—classic automobiles and even golf carts—to check out the latest and greatest in the yachting and boating industry. ICON was thrilled to exhibit at SuperYacht Village where spectators, aspiring and current pilots, …

The ICON Team will be Attending the US Aircraft Expo in Scottsdale, AZ

The ICON Team will be exhibiting at the U.S. Aircraft Expo in Scottsdale, AZ for one of the final events of the 2022 season. If you’re located in the Southwest U.S. and are interested in meeting members of our West Coast Sales Team, this will be a great event to do so. Hosted at Atlantic …

Experience the ICON A5 at Our New York City Closeout Party

ICON Aircraft invites you to join us for our closeout to 2022 in White Plains, NY. This event will feature the ICON A5 light sport amphibious aircraft on display, refreshments, beverages, and select demo flights for potential customers. Don’t miss your opportunity to experience the A5 and learn more about the sport flying revolution from …

Visit the ICON A5 at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

The ICON team is flocking south this October to the largest in-water boat show in the world: The 63rd Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The show hosts exhibitors from over 50 different countries and displays over 1,300 boats throughout 7 locations. Our team is excited to feature the ICON A5 in SuperYacht Village at …

Experience the ICON A5 at the Festival of Flight in Long Beach, CA

The ICON Aircraft Team will be in attendance and exhibiting the A5 at this year’s Festival of Flight in Long Beach, CA. This free event is a great opportunity to meet members of the ICON Aircraft Team, as well as to see the ICON A5 on display and up close. In addition to the ICON …

ICON on Display as “The Future of Aviation” at the 2022 Detroit Auto Show

ICON was excited to make our debut at the Detroit Auto Show this past month. Widely regarded as one of the largest events in the automotive industry, this year’s event showcased the future of air mobility, highlighting the continuing evolution of personal transportation. ICON was proud to exhibit at the event and showcase the A5’s …

How ICON A5 Owner Rick Spinner Earned his Pilot License at 80 Years Young

At 80 years young, Rick Spinner decided not only to fulfill his dream of becoming a pilot, but to buy an ICON A5 and learn to safely land with the gear down (dry feet check) and with the gear up (wet feet check). His determination was so inspiring to the ICON Aircraft team that we …

Flight Planning: Flying the ICON A5 from Seattle to Spokane

Looking at the ICON A5, it doesn’t exactly scream cross-country machine. But many pilots and non-pilots are surprised to learn that the A5 has a range of 421 nautical miles, not as much as many traditional aircraft, but enough to fly reliably across many U.S. states and regions.

Flying the ICON A5 In Downtown Seattle on the Lake Union Approach

There is no city like Seattle, Washington. For three months out of the year, the clouds subside and a metropolis melding lakes, forests, skyscrapers, and towering mountain backdrops reveals itself, opening its arms to seaplane pilots and boaters alike. Flying the ICON A5 above the lakes of Seattle is about as close as one can …

ICON Attends Hampton Concours, Performs Demo Flights in East Hampton

Last weekend, the ICON Aircraft team attended the Hampton Concours hosted by Rand Luxury. The special celebrated 75 years of Ferrari. Guests in attendance admired a show of exclusive and select Ferrari’s while also experiencing the ICON A5 on display. Potential customers interested in joining the ICON A5 Owner Community had the opportunity to demo …

ICON Unveils New Enclosed Trailer & Paint Schemes at AirVenture 2022

ICON Aircraft announced today the availability of the newest accessory to enhance the adventure flying experience for A5 owners. The first ICON Enclosed Trailer was completed in July 2022 and will be delivered to an A5 owner in early August. Additional trailers are slated for completion this summer and the second set of trailer deliveries …

Flight Planning: Ferrying the ICON A5 from Vacaville, CA to Traverse City, MI

You met the ICON A5, fell in love, and put your deposit down. Your A5 has completed Final Assembly, undergone its flight tests, and is ready for delivery. You’ve signed the closing documents and now the ICON A5 is yours. If you’re interested in taking ownership of your ICON A5 personally, A5 Owners have the …

ICON Returns to Minnesota, Offers Demo Flights Out of Flying Cloud Airport

The ICON Aircraft Demo Team returned to Minneapolis this past week, just in time for the summer flying season. Some beautiful weather allowed us to demonstrate everything the ICON A5 has to offer, in one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. We were able to fly over a dozen potential ICON A5 …

The ICON Team Returns to Sun N’ Fun 2022

After a year’s hiatus, our team at ICON was very excited to return to Sun N’ Fun 2022 this past weekend. The Aviation Community was out in full force, braving a day of thunderstorms and a week of some tremendous Florida heat (er, Sun…) to show their support for General Aviation. It was our pleasure …

ICON Attends 2022 Miami International Boat Show

ICON was proud to be in attendance at this year’s Miami International Boat Show. Widely regarded as one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows in the world, the Miami International Boat Show was the perfect event to once again showcase the versatility of the ICON A5’s water characteristics alongside some of the most …

“TheArsenale” Showcases the ICON A5 in SoHo “Flying Car” Roger Dubuis Studio

“TheArsenale” is no stranger to exotic machines, priding itself as the curator of some of the world’s most unique vehicles, boats, and planes. The Miami-based group has offices around the globe and recently launched their newest showcase off 5th Avenue in SoHo, Manhattan in New York City. ICON was proud to have the ICON A5 …

ICON Team Hosts First Demo Day in Dubai, UAE

The ICON Demo Team made our first official trip to Dubai this past week, attending the Dubai Air Show and offering demo flights for interested customers in the area. This marks ICON’s first formal demo event in the overseas market and comes on the shoulders of the announcement for the new Type Certified Edition of …

Watch: Train in the ICON A5 at Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base

  Jack Brown’s Seaplane Base has been offering seaplane flight training since 1963 and has trained tens of thousands of pilots over the years. ICON is excited to introduce Jack Brown’s as our newest ICON Flight Training Partner. If you’re interested in experiencing the ICON A5 but are not quite ready to be an owner, Jack …

ICON Attends James J Hill Days in Wayzata

ICON wrapped up our Summer 2021 Tour as a sponsor of James J Hill Days in Wayzata, MN. For the last 43 years, this annual festival has brought the community together to celebrate Wayzata, while enjoying food, fun & family festivities. ICON Aircraft was proud to sponsor the event and to have our amphibious A5 …

Join ICON at the US Air Expo in San Diego

ICON Aircraft will be in attendance at the US Air Expo in Carlsbad, CA, near San Diego on July 16-17th. This is always a great event featuring some of the most prominent manufacturers in aviation, and we hope to see you in attendance. The Naples location marked the first US Air Expo event of the year, which …

ICON Visits Naples, FL for US Air Expo

ICON Aircraft was in attendance at the US Air Expo at Naples, FL this past weekend. We enjoyed introducing the ICON A5 to the 450 attendees that turned out for the event. The Naples location marked the first US Air Expo event of the year, with the next event set to take place on March …

ICON A5 On Display at Supercar VIP Event in West Palm Beach

The amphibious ICON A5 Light-Sport Aircraft was on display at an exclusive, invite-only SuperCar Week event held on Thursday, January 7 at the Collier Car Clubs in Delray Beach.  In addition to the A5, the VIP event featured exotic cars, an art exhibit, and live entertainment. While this event was held and limited to a …

ICON Aircraft Brings the Garmin G3X Touch and Autopilot to the ICON A5

VACAVILLE, Calif. – ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, is offering the Garmin G3X TouchTM flight display as a new option on Model Year 2021 ICON A5 Limited Edition aircraft. The G3X Touch 7” flight display, which will become available in mid-2021, replaces the Garmin aera® 796. The new system …

ICON Service Partner Profile – Exec Aero, LLC in Orlando, FL

As the A5 ownership community continues to grow and owners are flying their A5’s all across the U.S., creating a high caliber service partner network is one of the top priorities for ICON’s Owner Experience (OX) team ICON Service Partners (ISPs) complete a comprehensive training program on the A5, enabling them to provide service, scheduled …

ICON Returns to Orange County for the US Aircraft Expo

For the second year in a row, the ICON Aircraft Team was on hand at the US Aircraft Expo in Orange County. Over 500 people gathered (socially distanced, of course) at the event hosted at the Lyon Air Museum in Santa Ana. While an A5 was on static display at the Expo, the demo team …

Flying in a New Environment | How to Fly the ICON A5

With its amphibious capabilities, the ICON A5 can take you on incredible journeys and transform the way you see the world. Lake Isabel in Washington, just outside of the Seattle area, is one of the most unique destinations for seaplane pilots and is seemingly contoured to awaken the soul. Lake Isabel is roughly 40 miles …

A5 Instructor Pilot Profile: Malcolm Dickinson

Flying the ICON A5 is an incredible adventure, offering a new brand of flying for many pilots. Given the A5’s unique capabilities, ICON has dozens of A5 Flight Instructors across the United States qualified to train owners on how to safely fly the A5 in their local environment. One of these pilots is Malcolm Dickinson. …

ICON Aircraft to attend US Aircraft Expo in Addison,TX

The ICON Aircraft Team will be in attendance at the US Aircraft Expo in Addison, TX this coming weekend, September 17 – 18. For those interested in potential ownership, the ICON Demo Team will be onsite to provide sales demo flights through September 20 – 21. If you would like to attend the event, please …

ICON Partners with Thrust Aviation in Texas

One benefit of our growing owner community is the continued expansion of the ICON Service Partner Network.  Our Owner Experience Team has a goal that there is an ICON Service Partner within 100 miles of each owner. Before an owner takes delivery in an area where this isn’t the case, this team recruits and trains …

Jason Huang Joins ICON Aircraft as President

VACAVILLE, Calif. – ICON Aircraft, maker of the revolutionary ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft, has named Jason Huang as President. In that role, Huang will oversee all business functions, with a particular focus on maintaining manufacturing excellence, product development and innovation, and providing an ownership experience that is second to none. Huang has more than …

ICON Back in Action at US Aircraft Expo in Raleigh

ICON Aircraft was on the road meeting with prospective buyers and aviation enthusiasts on June 26 – 27 in Raleigh, NC at the US Aircraft Expo. More than 600 socially-distanced attendees came out to visit GA manufacturers, dealers and other aviation businesses at Raleigh Executive Airport (KTTA) at the first of these events to be …

Beaching Procedures | How to Fly the ICON A5

Beaching the ICON A5 highlights the aircraft’s versatility and is one of the most fun experiences you can have in a seaplane. Imagine landing on the water nearby, idling up to your favorite spot, cutting the engine, and jumping out to enjoy a beautiful morning or afternoon on the beach. As part of our Owner …

ICON Demo Days in The Florida Panhandle

Our Demo Team was back at it last week, giving demo flights to prospective customers in the Florida Panhandle. We unloaded the trailer on Sunday and were able to get in some great flying in the Destin area, which you can see a few scenes of in the short video clip below. Our next stop …

Rough Water Operations | How to Fly the ICON A5

In this video on how to fly the ICON A5, we outline the proper techniques for operating the amphibious ICON A5 Light-Sport Aircraft in rough water conditions. Flying the amphibious ICON A5 enables some memorable adventures, both in the air and on the water. Many times, these excursions come with flying in new and exciting …

Glassy Water Landings | How to Fly the ICON A5

At ICON, we believe that your training as a pilot never ends. Whether you’re an experienced seaplane pilot or just learning some new safety techniques, it’s our goal to make each of our owners the best A5 pilot they can possibly be and it starts with recognizing that you should become a safer and better …

ICON Attends US Aircraft Expo — Hayward, CA

ICON Aircraft would like to thank all of those who attended the US Air Expo at Hayward Executive Aiport this past weekend. The event hosted by the US Air Expo was their second of the year, the first of which in Naples, which ICON also attended last month. Cirrus, HondaJet, Pilatus, Embraer, and Air Fleet …

Join ICON At Horseshoe Bay Resort – Austin, TX

ICON Aircraft invites you to attend our A5 Live event in Horseshoe Bay, TX. This event will feature the ICON A5 light sport amphibious aircraft on display, with your chance to meet members of the ICON Aircraft Team. Light refreshments will be served. Horseshoe Bay Resort has a special room rate available for guests of ICON Aircraft if …

ICON Composite Technologies To Attend CAMX 2019

ICON Composite Technologies (ICT), maker of the ICON A5 Light Sport Aircraft is an exhibitor at the 2019 Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX) in Anaheim, CA from September 23 – 26. As the manufacturer of the best selling LightSport Aircraft on the market — the ICON A5 — ICT has the capacity, precision equipment, …

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