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Amelia Island-a pilot’s haven

Consistently rated in the top 10 islands in the US and top 3 places to visit- how accessible is the little piece of heaven?

“Traffic” for Concours D’Elegance // Photo credit: Jenny Schaffer
If you own a plane or maybe even a jet- you’ll love it here! Flying in across the Atlantic or coming in for a landing over the ICW- with the views of Cumberland Island and Amelia Island- you can’t decide if you want to land or hover a bit over this beautiful space! We make it easy to cruise right in and are working on even more ‘parking space’ to house our growing market for private planes.

Welcome to Amelia Island

Our landing strip: Built in 1943- The Fernandina Municipal Airport has grown and grown a bit more. The Master Plan has some very interesting designs for the renovation of the welcome center and addition of more hangers. Expected growth for the island and demand for small planes and jets is estimated at 2% a year. Time to grow again! Stay tuned….

Federal Aviation Administration Jacksonville Air Route Traffic Control Center in Hilliard, FL is only 20 minutes away from the island and employs almost 3,000 people- the largest employer in Hilliard. We have lots of aviation enthusiasts here!

A few helpful links about our airport:

  • Need airport specs? Here you go!
  • Enjoy flying but not ready to buy a plane?  The Atlantic Flying Club is a popular choice among plane enthusiasts:
  • How to rent a hanger:
  • Relocation specialist-Jenny Schaffer- ABOUT JENNY
  • Homes near airport and beach CLICK HERE!

So whether you are staying for the weekend, or calling Amelia Island Home- we wish you a safe and enjoyable flight and hope you enjoy this island as much as we do. 🙂 For all of your real estate needs- Call Summer House Realty at 904.557.4739. We look forward to speaking with you!

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