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Amelia Island Transportation: 2 reviews and 5 photos
The first five times we came to Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, we came by boat. The sixth time we drove in our own car.
I was never aware that Amelia Island had an airport until I was renting a car to drive back to Maryland from Fort Lauderdale, and just by chance I found that there were car rental places on the island and they were at the airport. Wow!! Who knew that there WAS an airport.
In some cases, it seems cheaper to rent a car at an small location, especially as many larger airports charge a fee to the car rental companies which they pass on to the customer. That doesn't seem to be the case with the Amelia Island airport. I got a MUCH better deal renting inside of Florida and then turning the car in and taking another car to Maryland than I would have gotten had I taken the same car for two weeks. So that's how we happened to be at the airport.
According to the website:
FERNANDINA BEACH MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
A 602 acre General Aviation Facility serving historic Fernandina Beach, Florida and Amelia Island
Design aircraft for facility is G-IV Gulfstream with weight limititations of Single Wheel 40000, Double Wheel 70000 and Double Tandem of 120000.
An FAA designated General Aviation Reliever Airport for JAX. (Jacksonville International Airport)
McGill Aviation Corporation, City Authorized FBO
Located on North side of field. Large well lighted and secure ramp.
0800-2000 operation, (After hours by appointment)
Monitors Unicom on 122.7
Field barometric setting available
Fuel, 100 LL and Jet A
.....24 Hour Self Serve 100LL
Crew car / Courtesy car / Hertz car pickup location
Hertz Reservation 800 654-3131
Conference Room, Vending Machines and Pilot Lounge
Flight Briefing Area
650 Airport Road
Fernandina Beach, Florida
othercontact: (904) 261-7890 (McGill Aviation)
Phone: (904) 277-7305, ext 221 (Mgr)
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