Welcome to ICON Flight Center.

Flying the A5 has never been more accessible.
ICON’s innovative flight training and available rental program make it easy and fun.

School was never so thrilling

Each ICON flight center is minutes away from some of the world's best water flying. Perfect for honing maneuvers and water landings.

State of the Art

ICON’s training program was designed from the ground up to change the way people learn to fly. Proprietary materials form the backbone of the program and differentiate ICON student pilots before they ever set foot in the cockpit.

Light Sport Aircraft
(LSA)

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) are targeted to recreational pilots who primarily fly for fun. LSA are designed to be affordable, lightweight, and easy to operate. All ICON Aircraft are classified as S-LSA (Special-Light Sport Aircraft). They are factory built and ready-to-fly aircraft.

– 1,320 pounds (599 kg) maximum takeoff weight (1,430 pounds for seaplanes) (649 kg)
– Maximum airspeed of 120 knots (138 mph) (222 kmh)
– Maximum two-person seating capacity (pilot + passenger)
– Single, reciprocating engine
– Fixed or ground-adjustable propeller
– Non-pressurized cabin
– Fixed landing gear (retractable gear allowed for seaplanes)
– Maximum stall speed of 45 knots (52 mph) (83 kmh)

Sport Pilot License
(SPL)

The Sport Pilot License (SPL) is a new type of pilot certificate designed to get you safely and easily trained for recreational flying in Light Sport Aircraft. By restricting recreational flying for sport pilots to daytime, good weather, and in uncongested airspace, much of the complexities of learning to fly have been removed.

– Type of airplane: Any that meets LSA classification
– In–flight training: 20 hours (minimum)
– Medical Requirements: FAA Medical or Driver’s License*
– Minimum Age: 17
– Certification Process: pass an FAA written and practical examination
– Flying at night: No
– Flying cross country: Yes
– Flight in inclement weather or clouds: No
– Flight in controlled airspace: Yes with additional instructor sign-off
– Occupants: 2 (pilot and passenger)
– Altitude limit: 10,000 ft. MSL (mean sea level)

* Valid U.S. Driver’s License may be used as evidence of medical eligibility provided the individual’s most recent application for an FAA Medical Certificate was not denied, revoked, suspended or withdrawn.

Fly the A5 on either coast.

Located in Northern California and Tampa, ICON Flight Centers are minutes away from some of the world's best water flying. Perfect for honing maneuvers and water landings.

Become a Pilot.

Remember the pride, accomplishment, and freedom of getting your driver's license? It's time to take that to the next level. Whether flying is something you've dreamt of your whole life or something you never seriously considered because you thought it was out of reach, ICON and the A5 will show you that it's easier than you think.

SFI

Sport Flying
Introduction

Introduction to ICON sport flying. Designed to experience the A5.

Flight Time
1.5 hours (one flight)

Price
$595

ISS

Initial Sport
Solo

A course for beginning pilots who wish to solo in the A5.

Flight Time
10 hours (estimated)

Price
Books/Materials: $299
Ground School: $400
Flight Time: $300/hr*
Instructor: $95/hour

SPL

Sport Pilot
License

A complete course for aspiring pilots. The end qualification will be the Sport Pilot Certificate with endorsement for LSA-ASES.

Flight Time
20 hours (FAR min req'd) + 7 hours (est. LSA-ASES)

Price
Books/Materials: $299
Ground School: $600
Flight Time: $300/hr*
Instructor: $95/hour

* A5 deposit holders receive preferred Flight Time rate of $250/hr.

To learn more about ICON Flight Centers, call (707) 564-4100.
To enroll, click below.

Already a Pilot?

Some of the most rewarding flying you can do in any aircraft is "low and slow" and the A5 is designed to excel in that environment. Our transition courses are intended to show you how to get the most from the A5 in this unique operating environment and can be completed in a few hours.

If you're already a sport pilot or above, ICON offers two transition courses depending on your previous experience: TX-S if you already have a water endorsement or seaplane rating, and TX-L if you don't.

SFI

Sport Flying
Introduction

Introduction to ICON sport flying. Designed to experience the A5.

Flight Time
1.5 hours (one flight)

Price
$595

TX-L

Transition
Landplane

Transition course for certified landplane pilots who do not hold rating privileges for seaplanes. Pilots will be endorsed for LSA-ASES.

Flight Time
8 hours (estimated)

Price
Books/Materials: $299
Ground School: $250
Flight Time: $300/hr*
Instructor: $95/hour

TX-S

Transition
Seaplane

Transition course for certified pilots who hold rating privileges for seaplanes. Pilots will be qualified for aircraft checkout and sign-off.

Flight Time
4.5 hours (estimated)

Price
Books/Materials: $299
Ground School: $150
Flight Time: $300/hr*
Instructor: $95/hour

* A5 deposit holders receive preferred Flight Time rate of $250/hr.

To learn more about ICON Flight Centers, call (707) 564-4100.
To enroll, click below.

Learn from those with the right stuff.

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

Maj. (ret), Greg "Groucho" Zackney
USMC, AV-8B Harrier II
CDR (ret), Steve "Chili" Cheeley
US Navy, F-14 Tomcat

Rent the ICON A5.

The A5 rental program is your chance to capture the freedom and exhilaration of sport flying the ICON way. Rent an A5 at ICON’s Northern California and Tampa Flight Center locations once you complete your training.

Deposit
Holder

Rent an A5 at any ICON Flight Center as an A5 position holder.

Price
Initiation Fee: $0
Monthly Dues: $50 (covers insurance)
Flight time: $250/hr

What's Included
A5 Renter's Insurance
A5 rental scheduling up to 45 days in advance

Public

Rent an A5 at any ICON Flight Center as a non-position holder.

Price
Initiation Fee: $500 (non-refundable)
Monthly Dues: $50 (covers insurance)
Flight time: $300/hr

What's Included
A5 Renter's Insurance
A5 rental scheduling up to 30 days in advance

To learn more about ICON A5 Rentals, call (707) 564-4100.
To enroll, click below.

Rental program subject to ICON Flight Center Terms and Conditions and then-current version of ICON Flight Center Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Participation in the A5 rental program is subject to availability and completion of an ICON approved A5 training course.

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