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A5 Owner Flight Training

Learn to Fly Your ICON A5

Whether you’re learning to fly an amphibious seaplane on the water or have never flown before, the A5 is the perfect airplane to get your feet wet.

Not yet a pilot

The ICON A5 is designed to be easy to fly, extremely safe, and a lot of fun. If you’re not a pilot already, ICON has made obtaining your Sport Pilot or Private Pilot license through an ICON Flight Training Partner as seamless as possible, so you can learn to fly your A5 before or after you take delivery.

Already a pilot

If you’re already a Sport Pilot or above, ICON and the ICON Flight Training Network across the U.S. offer two transition courses for owners, depending on previous experience. Transition Seaplane (TX-S) if you already have a water endorsement or seaplane rating, and Transition Land (TX-L) if you don’t.

Flight Training Options

Choose Your Own Adventure

As a new or soon-to-be ICON A5 owner, you’ve got options when it comes to completing your transition training in the A5. Choose what works best for you.

Complete your Transition Training at our ICON Flight Center in Tampa, FL

Sport pilots and above can complete transition training (TX-S or TX-L) with a Company Instructor Pilot at our flight center in Tampa, FL. Located at Peter O’Knight Airport, this option is great for owners who live in the southeast and may also be considering using ICON’s Service Center in Tampa for scheduled maintenance.

Train with an ICON Flight Training Partner

Looking to complete your A5 transition training prior to your delivery? Or maybe you need to complete or finish your sport or private license? ICON has flight training partners throughout the U.S. that offer training for owners while they are waiting for delivery of their aircraft. View the complete list of ICON Flight Training Partners here.

Train with an A5 Instructor Pilot Near You

A5 Instructor Pilots (also known as ICON Authorized Flight Instructors or “IAFIs”) are individual CFIs that have completed the A5 Instructor Course taught by company standardization instructors. They are located across the country and offer primary training, transition training, mentor flights, and proficiency training. Please see the locator map below.

Training Locator

Find an A5 Instructor Pilot Near You

Chances are that between the ICON Flight Center in Tampa, FL, and the many other schools and CFI’s that make up the ICON Flight Training Network, there is an ICON Flight Training option near you. Note: Individual A5 Instructor Pilots (IAFIs) may not have access to an A5 and might need to be added to your A5 insurance policy to conduct training in your airplane.

British Columbia

Peter “Randy” Hanna
CYCD, Nanaimo Airport
Nanaimo B.C.


Parker Blacksten (Land-only IAFI)
3301 Airport Dr.
Torrance, CA 90505
(310) 592-6915

Kaylee Brown
KEMT, San Gabriel Valley Airport
El Monte, CA 91081

Jenny Martin
Palm Springs Airport
Palm Springs, CA

Channel Islands Aviation
305 Durley Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010s
(805) 987-1301


Anthony Debany (DPE)
KDXR, Danbury Municipal
Watertown, CT 06795

Malcolm Dickinson
KHPN – Westchester County, NY
Stamford CT 06902


Jason Depew
KTPF, Peter O. Knight
Lithia FL 33547

Julian Friel
7201 S. Airport Rd. Unit 604
Pembroke Pines, FL 33023
(210) 551-5510

Robert Magee
Everglades Airpark
Everglades City, Florida 34139

Elina Lunin
Sarasota Airport
Sarasota FL 34243

Dana Holladay
KCRG, Craig Airport
Jacksonville FL 32225

Hunter Sinclair
KGIF. Winter Haven
Lake Wales FL 33859

Benjamin Shipps (DPE)
KGIF. Winter Haven
Winter Haven FL 33881

Abbie Kellett
KGIF, Winter Haven
Auburndale FL 33823

Joanna McPherson
KTPF, Peter O’Knight

Aviator Zone Academy
Felipe Santiago (IAFI)
Juan Pineda (Land-only IAFI)
KTMB, Miami Executive Airport
14150 SW 129th St, Miami, FL 33186

Keith West
Rex Air
304 Citation Point
Naples, FL 34104
(239) 64F9-8822

Danielle Fuller (TX Courses Only)
Punta Gorda

Phil Schwan
North Miami Beach, FL 33162


Emily Harrison Ross
KPWK – Chicago executive
Downers Grove IL 60516


Greg Bongiorno
KEWB, New Bedford Regional
Marion MA 02738

Tyler Gomes
KEWB, New Bedford Regional
Marion MA 02738


Frederick Flight Center
330 Aviation Way, Unit #E
Frederick MD, 21701
(240) 529-5500


Giving Wings Aviation
1170 Airport Access Rd
Traverse City, MI


Ken Reily
KANE, Anoka County – Blaine Airport
Minneapolis MN 55415


Perry Brown (DPE)
Glacier International Airport (GPI)
(406) 249-3637

New Jersey

Larry Higgins
KSMQ Somerset Airport
Lebanon NJ 08833


Richard Perry
KLUK, Lunken Airport
Batavia OH 45103

Jay Hand
KLUK, Lunken Airport
Cincinnati OH, 45208

Puerto Rico

Roberto Molina
TJIG, San Juan/Fernando Luis Ribas
Bayamon PR 00959

South Carolina

John Staines
KUZA Rock Hill, SC / Greater Charlotte
Clover SC 29710

Greenwood Aeronautical
322 Terminal Road
Greenwood, SC


Patrick Arnzen
4600 Jimmy Doolittle Dr
Addison, TX 75001

Ray Heineman (Land-only IAFI)
(832) 628-4117
11602 Aerospace Ave
Houston, TX 77034

Eric Seller
KDWH, David Wayne Hooks
Houston TX 77044

Brint Hlavaty
RYW,Lago Vista
Lago Vista TX 78645


Jason Grieff
W91, Smith Mountain Lake
Moneta VA 24121

Michael “Mike” Pearson
KEZF, Shannon Airport
Colonial Beach VA 22443

Bruce Holmes
KJGG, Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport
Williamsburg VA 23188


Lauren Herbert
Norman Grier Field
Kent, WA 98042

Neil Cahoon
Camas, WA 98607

Ron Hubble
NW Flight Service
6133 E Rutter Ave
Spokane, WA 99212
(509) 954-3246

Luke Christian
KBFI, Boeing Field
Seattle WA 98118

Course Structure

What to expect

No matter which training option you choose, ICON Flight Training was designed from the ground up to change the way people learn to fly. Proprietary training materials and our course structure form the backbone of the curriculum and differentiate ICON student pilots before they ever set foot in the cockpit.

Learn From Those With the Right Stuff

ICON Flight Instructors are the best of the best. Your instructor will be responsible for your safety and ICON applies its rigorous standards when it comes to picking who will teach you. Fighter jets. Gliders. Experimentals. Amphibians. Our team and partners have flown them and trained people to fly them.