Fly The Airport

Imagine sitting down to breakfast, and by night-time, you're flying over the Indian River Lagoon! River Fly-in is located right next to Merritt Island Airport, making it an ideal location for pilots to land, refuel, and make us a place to call home. River Fly-In is an excellent fly-in location on the Indian River Lagoon, offering pilots access to beautiful views and luxurious locations.

The Space Coast is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Florida, with many people coming to visit its beautiful beaches and major attractions such as The Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, Disney World, and more!

Airport Amenities

The Merritt Island Airport (COI) offers aircraft charter services, banner towing, flight training, aircraft avionics, and aircraft maintenance and sales.

Merritt Island Airport is your gateway to freedom on Florida's Atlantic Coast. It is a beautiful non-controlled field, with a county-owned paved 3601 ft. lighted concrete runway. The airport's north apron recently underwent $1 million in renovations, and in addition to its 148 current T-hangars, another 67 are scheduled to be built beginning shortly.

This progressive facility offers pilots a wide range of aeronautical services, including complete aircraft maintenance, an avionics shop, FBO, flight school, and fuel. One of the EAA's most active chapters is located here.

Merritt Island Airport is perfect for pilots who want a place to take off, land, and spend the night. It has a long runway (4,000 ft.) that can accommodate just about any aircraft. The airport offers 24-hour self-serve fuel and significant repairs and maintenance services.

Aircraft Maintenance

A key benefit that Merritt Island Airport offers is aircraft maintenance. This is beneficial for pilots who need short turn-around times for getting their planes serviced quickly and efficiently. If you run into an issue with your plane, Merritt Island's experienced mechanics can easily help  you get back in the air.Having this service available at the airport reduces the time required to get your plane ready for flight, allowing you to spend more time in the air and less time on the ground.

Aircraft Sales

Merritt Island Airport offers aircraft sales as well. This is useful for customers looking to purchase a plane or upgrade their current one. Our residents can take advantage of this as they explore the local area.

Aircraft Rentals

Merritt Island Airport offers aircraft rentals for those looking to fly but who do not own an aircraft. With planes available for both beginners and experts, the airport has something to offer everyone. Aircraft rentals are ideal for pilots looking to try out flying before investing in purchasing their plane.

Aviation School

Merritt Island Airport has a wide array of training available for those looking to enroll in professional pilot courses. With over 30 years of experience, the airport staff is dedicated to providing quality service to all its customers.

Classes are small and intimate, making it easy to learn from instructors who are well equipped and eager to help. Whether you're interested in learning the basics of flying or want to move up in your aviation career, Merritt Island Airport has a training program for you.

Location Benefits

Being located right next to the Merritt Island Airport gives pilots the best of both worlds. Many pilots who stay overnight at River Fly-In will get their aircraft serviced for the next day by accessing Merritt Island Airport's many services, such as self-serve 100LL fuel and significant repairs and maintenance services available 24/7. 

Pilots can also travel with their aircraft onto nearby exciting destinations, so they cannot worry about driving.

Pilot residents can enjoy the benefits of:

  • airplane maintenance
  • airplane storage
  • flight school
  • extensive avionics shop
  • rental cars
  • and more!

The airport also offers a social calendar, which is constantly growing. Typically meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM, 7 PM.

River Fly In's Pilot Community

River Fly-In Condominiums are more than a place to reside; we are a community. Here at River Fly-In Condominiums, we foster a tight relationship between our pilots and accept all levels with open arms! 

We encourage the aviation community to 'fly in' and land at River Fly-In! We are centered on being the heart of the aviation community on the Florida space coast.

The Convenience Factor 

What makes River Fly-In stand out from other condominiums is the convenience of being located next to the Merritt Island Airport. 

We encourage pilots to take advantage of this opportunity to refuel, stay the night, pitch a tent on our property, or rest before continuing their journey.

Make Memories

Not only will you have the opportunity to share your love for aviation with fellow pilots, but you can also enjoy a beautiful view of the Indian River Lagoon with your loved ones when they visit. 

Merritt Island has a wide variety of attractions to ensure that you and your family will always have something fun to do during your stay.

New Pilots

If you've never flown a plane before, don't let that stop you from flying over our river! The Merritt Island Airport has a community of pilots who are more than willing to help prepare and coach new pilots to fly the Indian River Lagoon from A to Z.

You can enjoy the benefits of the airport's flight school, where you can work one on one with an instructor to learn the basics of flying. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn from the best in a hands-on and fun environment.

Pilots and Planes

We encourage people to use this airport as their own! River Fly In's location makes it easier than ever to refuel, taxi, take-off, and land all at the same place. The Merritt Island Airport is within walking distance and is also very accommodating to the needs of pilots. 

If you are looking for an action-packed adventure, this is the place for you. 

Whether you are looking for a relaxing break from the day-to-day hustle or seeking an exciting new adventure, we have it all.

Flying With a View

River Fly-In is located on the Indian River Lagoon only a few miles from the barrier island of Merritt Island, and it offers pilots a fantastic view that they will never forget. It is one of the best places to fly in Brevard County. 

Our river is also filled with wildlife such as dolphins, pelicans, osprey, and manatees!

The Space Coast is home to a variety of beautiful views. Enjoy a serene sunset over Florida's vast beaches from the comfort of your private airplane. 

Our coastline features a variety of different beaches, from shallow mangrove-laden bays to deep ocean inlets, making it an ideal spot for both land and sea lovers. 

You can even watch a NASA rocket launch from a bird's eye view! 


In the early 1940s, the Merritt Island Airport was constructed by the Brevard County Mosquito Control District. This general aviation airport serves the local flying needs of Merritt Island, Cocoa, and the remaining areas of Brevard County. Its simple runway extends into Newfound Harbor, which is a part of the Banana River. The two landing strips include a north strip ( 1,800 feet) and a south strip (3,000 feet in length). 

An operations building and maintenance hangar was placed on the south side of the airfield and a maintenance hangar on the north side. Eventually, the north-south landing strip was removed. 

Various facilities, including the T-hangars, currently inhabit the area. The Brevard County Mosquito Control District deeded the property to Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority in exchange for ten acres of land within Space Coast Regional Airport. 

Brevard County currently uses this land as headquarters for the Mosquito Control District.

Our Goal

Our goal at River Fly-in is to help our residents feel comfortable and enjoy their stay. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring that your time here is nothing short of amazing! 

This includes encouraging our pilots to take advantage of the Merritt Island airport services and travel to some of our local Space Coast attractions that they'll never forget! We pride ourselves on our waterfront location, serving the needs of our local pilots, fishermen, and sun lovers! We strive for excellence and are excited to provide a slice of paradise for our residents. 

About Us

River Fly-In wants to create a brand new fly-in community here at Merritt Island! Our goal is to provide one of the best experiences for pilots, boaters, anglers, and sun lovers. 

River Fly-In encompasses 13 acres of pristine natural surroundings. Great care has been taken to preserve the original wetlands environment so that our owners may enjoy the constant beauty of Florida's incredible flora and fauna. Escape to a place to live where your plane is moments, not miles away.

You can experience the exhilaration of a rocket launch from the comfort of your balcony, indulge in an afternoon of shopping or golf, or catch a cruise ship out of Port Canaveral. All are located directly near our condominium that will provide all that you need during your stay! Join our fly-in community today!