We're a 40+year old flight academy, located in South Florida next to the sunshine city of Miami. Our trajectory has given us the tools, knowledge and experience to connecting aviators with the passion of flight which makes us a unique experience for your pilot training program


To ignite the passion for aviation and turn dreams into reality.


To be recognized as the premier professional flight academy focused on developing exceptional individuals into world-class aviators with a passion for their craft.

OUR values

Training professional aviators is a great responsibility that we take very seriously. As such, we adhere to steadfast core values for both our internal team and external students and customers.

Safety Before All

Flying is an activity only a few are able to do. We as pilots defy gravity and take this responsibility very seriously. The safety of our pilots and their future passengers is our first priority.

Passion For What We Do

From our team members to our students and customers, we believe that we must love what we do to succeed, to reach our goals and turn our dreams into reality.

Leave Positive Traces

We seek to leave positive traces with every individual that comes through our journey and we cherish every experience we share.

Respect, Honesty and Humbleness

We respect all individuals and we treat all like we would like to be treated. Respect is an important attribute that we give and we expect to receive. Honesty is part of the respect we give. Humbleness is how we show respect for others. Our triumphs are not ours, they are a team effort.

We All Grow and Learn Every Day

Growth is a never-ending part of life. The more we grow, the more we can impart our knowledge to others. We strive daily to be a positive inspiring example for our students.

We Make Dreams a Reality

Flying is a long dream of human beings, which is why what we do is so important. Humans are capable of achieving anything they set their minds toward achieving. Our mission is to be a tool to achieve these dreams.


…thanks to a man whose vision had wings to make dreams a reality…

Capt. Guido Saltos Martinez

ICARO’s founder was an Ecuadorian Air Force veteran who retired with the rank of Captain.


From its inception until the end in 2011, ICARO was recognized as the highest flight school in the world located at 9,200 feet in Ecuador.


ICARO enters the charter and helicopter operation business.


ICARO Express is born with brand new Beechcraft 1900D aircraft

21st Century

New cooperate image, newer challenges, higher goals.


became the second most important airline in the Ecuadorian market



Aviation technology has developed in unimaginable ways over the years. But one thing is clear – there remains an increased demand for skilled pilots as the industry is projected to steadily grow long into the future. ICARO Learn 2 Fly offers a unique program under FAA Part 141 and Part 61 that connects you to aviation’s roots and focuses on back-to-the-basics as we prepare you to succeed while staying true to what real flying is all about.


At ICARO we offer more than an experience, we want to give you the opportunity to turn a long desired dream into reality. You don't need any aviation experience, just the desire fly and enjoy South Florida's awesome views. (Discovery Flight)


Do you currently hold a foreign pilot’s license and want to obtain one from the FAA? It’s easy! If you are applying for a certificate issued on the basis of a foreign license you’ll have to undergo a verification of authenticity of your foreign license, rating and medical certification.

Our Team

Our team is a group of passionate and recognized aviation professionals that will help you on your journey to becoming an aviator.

From the young age of 17, Esteban Saltos has been an instructor, mentor and a passionate aviation expert with more than 6,500 flight hours. He has trained over 500 students that today are flying all over the world. He is also one of the main pillars responsible for leading ICARO Airlines and ICARO Express to be recognized among the top 100 companies in his home country of Ecuador. He is also an avid aeromodelism enthusiast.
Esteban Saltos
Chief Master Commander
Santiago Saltos is a commercial aviation expert from Latin America and the Caribbean region, and former Industry Affairs Director for the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) where he still serves as a consultant addressing operational safety programs for airlines. He has been involved in aviation from a young age in his country of origin, Ecuador, and comes from a line of family aviators. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Florida International University, and he is a certified coach. His passion is to assist aviation professionals achieve their dream of becoming aviators.
Santiago Saltos
Chief Dream Achiever

Our Fleet




PIPER Seneca PA34


Hello ICARO Alumni,

You are an important part of our rich history and we want to hear how you are making your aviation dreams a reality.

Send us an email to icaro@learn2fly.aero.

Stay tuned to receive important alumni discounts with companies such as The Cockpit, David Clark, ASA, Jeppesen, and more.

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Contact Us

7201 South Airport Road, Pembroke Pines Fl 33023
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Phone : +1 (305) 790-0507
oPEN Hours

MON – FRI – 09:00 – 19:00

FRI – 8:00 – 21 00

SAT – 9:30 – 15: 00