Icom Aviation in the Community

Innovation and quality are at the forefront of Icom aviation products. We are the ones pilots know and trust. Our slogan "Add Before Flight" shares our passion for aviation and our customers. We sponsor events and groups to help spread this interest. Please check out the groups listed below to find out more.


Lima Lima

The Lima Lima Flight Team is a precision formation flying demonstration team that stresses precision formation flying, and keeping the team in front of an airshow crowd during all of its maneuvers – take-off to landing. The Lima Lima Flight Team has performed in airshows from coast to coast all over the country, thrilling millions of aviation fans with the beauty and grace of their precision performances.

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The Alabama Boys

A comedy act performed at airshows since 1974. The Alabama Boys land on "The World’s Smallest Airport" for good old fashioned family entertainment in the best flying circus tradition. Creator Greg Koontz performs maneuvers and stunts low to the ground.
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Alaska Airmen’s Association

The Alaska Airmen Association has over 2,000 members and is one of the largest general aviation communities in the country. Their mission statement says it all: "We strive to promote aviation, enhance safety, and to support initiatives that benefit pilots and grow the aviation community. Whether you're a veteran pilot or you've just discovered a passion for aviation, the Alaska Airmen Association is proud to welcome new members who share the wonders of flight in the Last Frontier!"

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Aircraft Electronics Association

New Aircraft Electronics Association memberships includes government-certified international repair stations, manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational Institutions. Their mission is to provide information to enhance the aircraft industry and help their members succeed.

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Civil Air Patrol: Wings Over Texas, Wings Over Nevada

CAP is a premier public service organization that still carries out emergency service missions when needed - in the air and on the ground. This vigilant organization provides comfort in times of disaster and work to keep our nation safe. Its 56,000 members devote their time, energy, and expertise to the wellbeing of their communities while promoting aviation and related fields through aerospace/STEM education.

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The Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) was founded by pilots interested in building their own airplanes. It has since been expanded to include those piloting antiques, classics, warbirds, aerobatic aircraft, ultralights, helicopters, and contemporary manufactured aircraft. Membership in EAA allows members access to the most passionate community of recreational pilots, builders, and restorers and is the only association that offers the fun and camaraderie of participating in the flying, building, and restoring of recreational aircraft with the most passionate community of aviation enthusiasts.

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Warbirds of America

Warbirds of America

Warbirds purpose and goal is to promote, educate and encourage the preservation and operation of military aircraft used in WWII as well as those used during other military operations. They fly and maintain aircraft from old biplanes, trainers, fighters, bombers, and liaisons of World War II to the early jets of the Korean War era and the aircraft of the Vietnam War. They combine restoration and safe operation fulfilling their motto to "keep ‘em flying". By flying these airplanes at airshows, they bring history alive and preserve a piece of our heritage.

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National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI)

For over 55 years, the National Association of Flight Instructors (NAFI) has provided training and support for flight instructors within the aviation community. NAFI is committed to setting and maintaining a professional standard of excellence by putting safety, education, and integrity at the forefront.

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Bombed Squad – SUN ‘n FUN Ground Operations

Bombed Squad air operations support group provides ground crew ops for aviation shows and airports. This year, you can find Bombed Squad’s Blair Kendall as the director of ground operations in the SUN ‘n FUN Expo campus’ Paradise City. This passionate crew of volunteers work fly-ins and other air shows throughout the southeast.


Shinji Maeda

Shinji Maeda is a Hokkaido-born, vision-impaired aerospace and Icom enthusiast. In May 2021, Shinji took off for his "Earthrounder Mission" from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. and flew his1963 Beechcraft Bonanza P35 around the globe. Stops on his journey depended on weather and the COVID-19 virus spread, and he flew in 6–8-hour stints. He successfully completed the flight in June 2021. Shinji touched down in 12 countries, including the U.S., Canada, Iceland, Norway, France, Greece, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand, the Philippines and Japan.

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Flying Through Life: 2019 Pole to Pole Flight

Icom provided comms for Robert DeLaurentis’ Flying Through Life: 2019 Pole to Pole Flight. Robert DeLaurentis is a 2,000-plus hour commercially-rated pilot with a thirst for adventure. His 2019 flight was a mission for world peace by connecting the two poles on the planet, the North and South. On November 16, 2019, he started what became an 8-month, 23-day journey that took him to almost two dozen countries. 140 hours of flying included time over oceans, rainforests, mountains, deserts, plus the Earth’s southernmost and northernmost points.

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The Gathering at Waupaca (Cessna/Piper Flyer Event)

Cessna and Piper Flyer’s Gathering at Waupaca is an event held prior to the EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI for fellow members and association staff. This event provides a great opportunity for networking and socializing with seminars.

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