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Flying in Florida

Whether you choose to see it from the air or from the ground, FIT Aviation is located in sunny Melbourne, FL and considered to be one of the most desirable areas to live year-round. Due to its close proximity to Kennedy Space Center the area it has been more commonly referred to as The Space Coast. With over 72 miles of relaxing Atlantic coast beaches, The Space Coast has a number of attractions that contribute to the appeal of choosing FIT Aviation for your flight training location.

Explore Florida Life

Imagine the possibilities of relaxing on the beach and listening to the sound of the ocean while you read over your flight material for the next lesson. Because FIT Aviation is located just 10 minutes away from the beach, often that is a common place to find many of our flight students. If the beach is keeping you from studying your flight material then don’t be afraid to give in and experience some of the best surfing on the east coast at the Sebastian Inlet. If surfing seems too extreme to experiment with then be sure to catch the professionals, such as hometown favorite Kelly Slater, while they surf the local waves of Cocoa and Sebastian Beach. Whether you are watching or actively participating, you will certainly enjoy an always warm year round visit to the beach. In addition, if boating and/or fishing is your sport, you will find lots of opportunities to indulge it on the beautiful ocean and waterways of the Space Coast.

Kennedy Space Center

Just 30 minutes north of FIT Aviation is the opportunity to enhance your understanding of space exploration through NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Whether it’s touring the Apollo/Saturn V center taking you through the triumphant moments of placing the first men on the lunar surface or witnessing the powerful impact of one of the many space shuttle launches, the Kennedy Space Center will leave you with an everlasting respect for our advancements in the space program.


If you feel the need to get away and reconnect with nature, Florida’s Space Coast offers more than 2,000 scenic campground and recreational vehicle park sites to visit. There are also a number of locations offering the perfect opportunity to experience snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, boating, jet-ski rental and hiking.

Major League Baseball and Spring Training

The sunny Florida days are absolutely perfect for enjoying a Major League Baseball game almost every day during the months of February and March. It’s just another reason why half of the professional Major League Baseball teams choose Florida every year to train before the seasons start. Located only 20 minutes north in Viera is Space Coast Stadium spring training facility for the Washington Nationals baseball club. Just in case you are too busy with your flight training to catch the major leaguers play ball, you can always catch a regular season minor league baseball game with the hometown team Brevard County Manatees.

Port Canaveral

If you really feel the urge to expand on your adventurous side, taking a 3, 4, or 7 day cruise is an option located only 45 minutes north in Port Canaveral. There are cruise lines providing a variety of cruise options to the Bahamas and Eastern Caribbean and serve as a superb entertainment escape.

Realizing that the area has so many exciting activities to do in addition to flying with us is important. These are just some of the many reasons why FIT Aviation and The Florida Space Coast are a perfect match for anyone.

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