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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.


Konstantinos Rossidis
LGMG, Megara
Attiki, Greece

Puerto Rico

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


🛩Channel Islands Aviation
JB Drake
Abe Milad
305 Durley Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010s
(805) 987-1301

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
KPSP, Palm Springs Airport
Palm Springs, CA 92211

Bruce Bolla
KDVO, Gnoss Field
San Francisco, CA 94133
(510) 610-9999

Tony Pollizzi
KDVO, Gnoss Field
San Francisco, CA 94133

Michael Smith
KAPC, Napa County Airport
KRIU, Rancho Murieta
San Francisco, CA 94133
(316) 801-2378

Chuck Coleman
KDVO, Gnoss Field
Mojave, CA 93502
(310) 877-0041

Terry Hayes
KDVO, Calaveras County Airport
San Andreas, CA 95249
(209) 743-2198


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

Malcolm Dickinson
KHPN – Westchester County, NY
Stamford CT 06902


Aviator Zone Academy
Felipe Santiago
Juan Pineda (Land-only IAFI)
KTMB, Miami Executive Airport
14150 SW 129th St, Miami, FL 33186
(305) 306-7416

🛩Julian Friel
Pembroke Pines, FL 33023
(210) 551-5510

🛩Robert Magee
Everglades Airpark
Everglades City, Florida 34139

🛩Andrey Borisevich
KFXE, Ft Lauderdale Exec Airport
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
(954) 772-1212

St Pete Air
Bill Auer
KSPG, Albert Whitted Airport
107 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 424-6821

Jason Depew
KTPF, Peter O. Knight
Lithia FL 33547

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 (Winter Season)
KGIF, Winter Haven
Auburndale FL 33823

Harrison Simmons
KAPF, Naples Muni Airport
Naples, FL 34117
(305) 570-9482

Joanna McPherson
KTPF, Peter O’Knight
(904) 377-6832

Mark Bensonoff (Land-only IAFI)
KTPF, Peter O’Knight
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 454-5871

Phil Schwan
North Miami Beach, FL 33162
(408) 466-5270

Chris Clements
KISM, Kissimmee Gateway Airport
Vero Beach, FL 32962
(407) 978-5165

Wesley Henry (Land-only IAFI)
FL59, Buckingham Field
Fort Myers, FL 33905
(321) 750-8172

Danielle Fuller (TX Courses Only)
Punta Gorda
(209) 743-3142

Zack Durbin
KORL, Orlando
Orlando, FL 32828
(813) 300-3462

Jesus Manuel Perez
KTMB, Miami Exec Airport
Miami, FL 33126
(305) 910-3526


Emily Harrison Ross
KPWK – Chicago executive
Downers Grove IL 60516


🛩Low Altitude Adventures
Greg Bongiorno
Tyler Gomes
KEWB, New Bedford Regional
Marion MA 02738


🛩Frederick Flight Center
Melissa Torres (DPE)
Chris Hollingshead
Daniel Scarzello
330 Aviation Way, Unit #E
Frederick MD, 21701
(240) 529-5500


Giving Wings Aviation
Eric Nuffer
1170 Airport Access Rd
Traverse City, MI
(231) 943-2033

Edward Shipman (DPE)
KTVC, Cherry Capital
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 943-2033

Abbie Kellett (Summer Season)


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


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


Jenna Scolari
KRNO, Reno / Tahoe Airport
Reno, NV 89511
(775) 240-5364

New Hampshire

Mark Woodruff
NH69, Windsock Village
West Ossipee, NH 03890
(603) 733-9227

New Jersey

Larry Higgins
KSMQ Somerset Airport
Lebanon NJ 08833

North Carolina

Patrick Lofvenholm
14A, Lake Norman Airpark
Mooresville, NC 28117
(919) 413-8510


Jay Hand
KLUK, Lunken Airport
Cincinnati OH, 45208

South Carolina

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

Greenwood Aeronautical
Rick Trammell
322 Terminal Road
Greenwood, SC
(864) 942-9634


Russell Graham
KGKT, Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Airport
Sevierville, TN 37862
(865) 805-8164


🛩Erich Roeder
KDTO, Denton Airport
Celina, TX 75009
(214) 529-7144

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

Eric Seller
KDWH, David Wayne Hooks
Houston TX 77044

Brint Hlavaty
RYW,Lago Vista
Lago Vista TX 78645


🛩Bruce Holmes
KJGG, Williamsburg-Jamestown Airport
Williamsburg VA 23188

Jason Grieff
W91, Smith Mountain Lake
Moneta VA 24121

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


Lauren Herbert
Norman Grier Field
Kent, WA 98042

Neil Cahoon
Camas, WA 98607
(360) 600-0239

Ron Hubble
KSFF, Felts Field
Spokane, WA 99212
(509) 954-3246

Luke Christian
KBFI, Boeing Field
Seattle WA 98118
(303) 906-4325

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.