Merritt Island Airport

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Merritt Island Airport
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
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.


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]


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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