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FSX Icon A5

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Complete with Base Model
Download hits
Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
4.47 MB
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Scanned 10 days ago (clean)
Access to file
Free (Freeware)
Content Rating
5 star rating.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars by 4 PRO members.

Icon A5. Amphibious Light Sport Aircraft (S-LSA). By Dan Cowan.

Icon A5 on water.

Icon A5 on water.

Icon A5 for FSX, Freeware, by Dan Cowan, July 14, 2009.

To install just unzip the file into your FSX SimObjects/Airplanes folder. Then start FSX and go flying. That's all there is to it. I consider this version 1.0 and plan on updating it with various enhancements as time permits. Enjoy


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The archive has 50 files and directories contained within it.

File Contents

This list displays the first 500 files in the package. If the package has more, you will need to download it to view them.

Filename/Directory File Date File Size
A5.air04.26.0911.95 kB
aircraft.cfg07.14.0913.10 kB
model07.14.090 B
A5.mdl07.05.09881.28 kB
Model.cfg04.19.0921 B
panel07.14.090 B
panel.bmp04.25.092.25 MB
panel.cfg05.25.094.52 kB
Thumbs.db05.02.098.50 kB
readme.txt07.14.091.48 kB
screenshot.jpg07.14.096.63 kB
sound07.14.090 B
2000rpmGere.wav11.24.07158.02 kB
a5geardn.wav05.12.0679.25 kB
a5gearup.wav05.12.0679.25 kB
CE1.WAV05.16.09174.95 kB
CE2.WAV05.16.09172.29 kB
CE3.WAV02.16.02189.41 kB
CE4.WAV02.16.02197.38 kB
CEIDLE.WAV02.16.02257.38 kB
gerewind.wav11.24.07157.43 kB
gere_prop.wav03.18.03262.17 kB
gere_shutdown.wav05.13.03314.04 kB
gere_starter.wav05.13.0315.66 kB
lo-rpmGere.wav11.24.07180.21 kB
Sound.cfg07.14.095.42 kB
startupGere.wav11.24.07184.40 kB
XCE1.WAV02.16.02182.20 kB
XCE2.WAV02.16.02184.17 kB
XCE3.WAV02.16.02146.17 kB
XCE4.WAV02.16.02173.43 kB
XCEIDLE.WAV02.16.02127.97 kB
texture07.14.090 B
buckprop.bmp11.25.02341.40 kB
fish.bmp05.24.0965.05 kB
MASTER.bmp07.14.091.00 MB
nacelleMaster.bmp05.15.09768.05 kB
other.bmp05.03.091.00 MB
prop.bmp02.13.08256.07 kB
rpedal.bmp05.11.0965.05 kB
sidefusef.bmp05.17.091.00 MB
SIDETEMP.bmp05.15.09341.43 kB
sidetexture.bmp05.12.09256.07 kB
thumbnail.jpg07.14.096.63 kB
Thumbs.db04.21.094.50 kB
topfusef.bmp05.17.0964.07 kB
WS_FTP.LOG05.01.09125 B
wwing.bmp07.05.09256.07 kB
flyawaysimulation.txt10.29.13959 B
Go to Fly Away Simulation.url01.22.1652 B


Having recently had the joy of using a little amphibious aircraft in real life, I decided to pick this up to try it out. The Icon A5 is one of those ambitious little models that you see but never actually try out. Well, I decided to pick it up and finally see why this model might be all the rage. Given that it’s made by the excellent Dan Cowan; I was left with very high expectations for this mod!

Accurate in Design

I have to say, then, that I was absolutely delighted with what I got. It’s very easy to use and effective in delivering exactly what I wanted from the aircraft. It’s light and nimble in the air making it very easy to take to and from the water in a few simple clicks.

This version of the mod, apparently merely Version 1.0, is set to be improved as well. I was already very impressed by the work included as it had a fairly detailed cockpit, an excellent scale to the model, and wonderfully accurate textures.

The performance, then, was something else I had to check out. I’m pleased to say that this glides through water and sky life it should. It’s very accurate and honest in the way that the design carries itself but the performance is just as impressive, as well.

With that in mind, I can see why more may wish to be added by Mr. Cowan. It could use a bit of refinement in general, but overall it flies and skims along the water in a very graceful manner.

It’s one of the most enjoyable amphibian aircraft that I have had the joy of using in some time. The next time I truly wish to try this out in real-life, I might just need to try and get my hands on an Icon A5, such was the level of fun that I had with this edition of the aircraft! 

Adam McEnroe

About Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files.  Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them.  Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

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jimnguSun, 16 Oct 2016 07:37:19 GMT

I like the whole design , I like it small enough to store in the garage with the size of van , and looks like easy to fly too , even I don have flying skill ha .. I am going to fly it in my FSX , thanks for sharing the simulator .

Pro Member2016hilld2Sat, 03 Mar 2012 23:25:11 GMT

I love this aircraft, it is an amazing combination of style and simplicity.

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