This Next Regular Board Meeting of the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority will be held on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Airport Administration Building at 355 Golden Knights Blvd., Titusville, FL and will be held virtually through Zoom.  Members of the public will be able to attend the meeting broadcast in our atrium outside the board room, but will be allowed to enter the board room and address the Board directly during the Public & Tenants Report. (one at a time)

Details to Come


Attention Airport Authority Tenants **Gate Access Procedures** Please remember when entering or exiting the airport vehicle gates to wait for the gate to close behind you before proceeding. ‘Piggybacking’ is prohibited unless you are escorting someone to or from your hangar. The Authority asks that everyone do their part to help keep our airports safe and secure. Thank you!

 The Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum will be open on weekends until further notice. Please visit their website at www.valiantaircommand.com

 

The 27th Annual Toys for Tots Annual Breakfast will be held at the Merritt Island Airport on Saturday, December 12, 2020


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A History of Merritt Island Airport




Merritt Island Airportis a general aviation airport serving the local aviation needs of Merritt Island, Cocoa, and the rest of Brevard County, Florida.

Merritt Island Airport is located on the southern peninsula of Merritt Island between the Indian River and the Banana River. The airport’s single runway extends into Newfound Harbor, which is part of the Banana River.In the early 1940’s, 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. The Mosquito Control District had a maintenance hangar on the north side of the airfield. The north-south landing strip was eventually abandoned. Various facilities including the T-hangars currently occupy this area.

The Brevard County Mosquito Control District deeded the airport property over to the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority in exchange for ten acres of land located within Space Coast Regional Airport. This land is currently used by Brevard County as headquarters for the Mosquito Control District.