Merritt Island Airport

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Merritt Island Airport
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IATA: COIICAO: KCOIFAA LID: COI
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority
Location 900 Airport Road
Merritt Island, Florida
Elevation AMSL 7 ft / 2.1 m
Coordinates 28°20′30″N 080°41′08″W / 28.34167°N 80.68556°W / 28.34167; -80.68556
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
11/29 3,601 1,098 Asphalt

Merritt Island Airport (IATA: COIICAO: KCOIFAA LID: COI) is a general aviation public airport under the administration of the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority. It located in Merritt Island, Brevard County, Florida, USA, northwest of Patrick Air Force Base.

History[edit]

In the early 1940s, the Brevard County Mosquito Control District constructed the Central Brevard Airport. The airfield included two sod landing strips:

(1) a north-south strip measuring approximately 1,800 feet in length; and, (2) a northwest southeast strip measuring approximately 3,000 feet in length.

An operations building and maintenance hangar were located on the south side of the airfield and the Mosquito Control District had a maintenance hangar on the north side of the airfield. The north-south landing strip was eventually abandoned, replaced by various facilities such as T-hangars that currently occupy this area. The Brevard County Mosquito Control District subsequently deeded the Central Brevard Airport property over to the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority in exchange for ten acres of land located within Space Coast Regional Airport. Central Brevard Airport was renamed Merritt Island Airport and became a public general aviation facility.[1]


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Merritt Island Airport runway

Merritt Island Airport covers 129 acres (52 ha) and has one runway:

  • Runway 11/29: 3,601 x 75 ft. (1,098 x 23 m), Surface: asphalt

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