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ICON Launches Risk Assessment Tool to Enhance Owner Safety

ICON is excited to have recently launched a new risk assessment app, offering a valuable pre-flight planning tool exclusive to ICON A5 Owners. All ICON company pilots are currently utilizing the SMART (short for Survey for Management and Assessing Risks to Safety) app to assess and manage risk on every flight, and we’ve found it to …

Watching the World Golf Championships from the ICON A5

ICON’s Austin-based Demo Team enjoyed watching the World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play from the wings of an A5 floating on the Colorado River last week. The event, which was hosted at Austin Country Club, features several holes which run along the river and so many spectators anchor offshore and watch the matches …

Flying in Busy Airspace | ICON Flight Training

For pilots who may be more familiar with flying at uncontrolled airports, flying in Class D, C, or B Airspace can be intimidating. If you are a Sport Pilot and want to broaden your horizons by seeking an additional endorsement in your logbook to fly in these areas, you will find yourself back in the …

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 early 2021, replaces the Garmin aera® 796. The new …

Ramping Procedures | How to Fly the ICON A5

The ability to taxi up a boat ramp highlights the versatility of the ICON A5 and is one of the most unique experiences you can have in an amphibious seaplane. Utilizing a boat ramp to launch, load, or retrieve your plane at a local marina or seaplane base can unlock flying adventures that aren’t possible …

How to Rinse the A5 After Salt Water Operations

Touching down on the water and skimming gently on the surface is just one of the many aspects that make flying the A5 such a unique (and fun) experience. The carbon fiber fuselage provides incredible durability when splashing down on lakes, bays, and even salt water locations such as inter-coastal waterways and protected ocean spaces. …