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Giving Wings Aviation
ICON Flight Training

Fly the A5 in Michigan


Giving Wings Aviation is committed to providing the skills and knowledge necessary for safe and competent seaplane operations in the ICON A5.

Set on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay, Giving Wings Aviation is the perfect location for anyone interested in becoming a seaplane pilot in the ICON A5, or simply exploring what it feels like to fly one of the most unique aircraft in General Aviation.


Giving Wings Aviation is an ICON Flight Training Partner for the Upper Midwest, located at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, MI . Three ICON Authorized Flight Instructors (IAFI) are on staff to support your training and proficiency needs, whether you’re just beginning your flight training experience, or are a current A5 Owner in need of currency reviews and proficiency flying.

Services offered:

• ICON A5 Dual Instruction (Currency / Reviews / Safety refreshers)
• A5 Discovery flights (Introduction to seaplane flying)
• A path towards a Sport Pilot License (SPL) or Private Pilot License (PPL)
• ICON A5 Transition courses; open to A5 owners AND the general public
• FAA Single Engine Sea add-on rating
• In-house Designated Pilot Examiner (DPE)

About Giving Wings Aviation

Recognized as a Distingishuised Flight School by the Aircraft Owners and Pilot’s Association (AOPA), Giving Wings Aviation is one of the most established flight schools in the Great Lakes region.

With three ICON Authorized Flight Instructors on staff and their own A5 on premises, Giving Wings is also a terrific option for those looking to experience the ICON A5 firsthand or to expand their piloting skills by using the A5 to achiece their SES add-on rating.

They’re proud to train pilots of all skill levels in the ICON A5 and to introduce the A5 to a completely new form of flying:

• The only production aircraft certified by the FAA as “Spin Resistant”
• ICON Parachute System returns the entire aircraft safely to the ground in worst-case events
• Industry-leading incorporation of an Angle of Attack indicator
• Simplified instruments and cockpit design
• Modern cockpit with a touch-screen interface
• Moving map with graphical weather, traffic, and airspace information
• Electronic engine controls facilitate single-lever power control
• Folding wings for trailering and easy storage in the smallest footprint of the fixed-wing industry

Connect with Us

Interested in learning more about Giving Wings Aviation? Sign up below and a member of the ICON Aircraft team will connect you to their local representative.

If you have any sales-related questions please contact our sales team at 1.800.577.2379 or visit our page on How to Buy the A5. For all other matters, please dial 707.564.4000

ICON Headquarters

2141 ICON Way
Vacaville, CA 95688

Giving Wings Aviation

1170 Airport Access Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 943-2033