Finding a place to store your A5
ICON wants to make sure that you are prepared as possible to take delivery of your ICON A5. ICON Owners have a variety of flying and airplane ownership experience. If you’re a first-time owner, one of the first things you’ll need to think about is where you are going to store your airplane. This may be a fairly easy or fairly difficult process depending on where you live. To be sure you have enough time to find the optimal solution for you, ICON recommends you determine your storage plan early on in your path to ownership.
Keeping your airplane in a hangar at your local airport is one of the more popular (and traditional) solutions for storage. The advantages of storing your plane in a hangar are many – protection from the elements, security, additional storage for cleaning supplies and other accessories, access to on-airport maintenance providers, access to potential flight instructors, etc.
Here are a few helpful resources that are widely known in the industry when it comes to finding a suitable hangar.
The Hangar Network
As an ICON Owner, you are joining a growing community of adventure pilots across the United States. If you have questions about storage options in your area, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us so that we can connect you with a nearby owner.
That said, here are a couple of immediate questions to ask yourself when searching for a storage option for your ICON A5.
What should I consider when thinking about storage and how close it should be to an ICON Service Partner?
ICON’s Owner Experience team continues to expand the number of ICON Service Partners (ISP) authorized to provide maintenance and repairs on your A5. ICON has more than fifty ISPs nationally and our goal is that there is a Service Partner within 100 miles of every owner. Finding an ISP within local distance is imperative for obvious reasons, but no more so than your own personal safety.
Do I need to store my A5 indoors? Does it need to be climate controlled?
ICON recommends you store your aircraft indoors to avoid the wear and tear that comes from extended exposure to the elements. However, there is no limitation preventing you from storing your aircraft outside. ICON offers a canopy and engine cover and would recommend purchasing these to protect your aircraft during extended storage in the elements.
If storing my plane at an airport, can I share a hangar with someone else?
Yes, of course, and it will likely save you some money. One of the many great features of the A5 is that you can fold the wings and the resulting footprint takes up very little space. We have owners who store their A5’s in large shared hangars with other aircraft owners and we also have owners with multiple aircraft and the A5 tucks away nicely in the corner next to their primary transportation aircraft.
Here is some service and handling information for the A5 that you might find helpful.