What is Aviation Day?
Held annually since 2003, Aviation Day is an opportunity for the public to come out to the Vero Beach Municipal Airport for a little "Airplane Time". Held annually in spring, Aviation Day has grown from a little "fly in" to a successful family oriented community event. Every year we welcome several thousand visitors, aviation minded friends and future aviators.
What to see
the Aviation Day event for 2013 is the Flagship Detroit, a 1937 Douglas DC-3
restored to her former American Airlines glory. The Flagship Detroit Foundation operates the aircraft, which will be
available for tours. For details see their flyer. Skyhawk Ventures
returns with their restored Douglas A-4C Skyhawk Navy attack aircraft, which
will perform fly-bys during the event. Other warbird types expected include Beech T-34, North American T-28 and
an Aero L-39 high-performance jet trainer. Retro Flight Warbird Formation Demonstration Team will conduct several
formation flyovers throughout the day. All told, approximately 50 aircraft of all types are expected to be on
display. To get an idea of what to
expect, see the official Participant List or browse through our Photos section. There are also several videos on YouTube. Search for "Aviation Day Vero Beach".
Check back frequently als we will soon post the list for 2013 participants and update it as participants are confirmed.
What to do
In addition to checking out the static display aircraft on the ramp, visitors can try their hand at EAA Chapter 99´s Flight Simulators, which are set up with the latest version of MS Flight Simulator X with add-ons and accessories. A radio-controlled model aircraft simulator will also be availabe. Helicopter rides will be available in a Robinson R-44 helicopter (about $35.-) and Biplane rides will be offered in a classic Waco UPF-7
Aviation merchandise and food vendors will also be on site.
EAA tent / builders area
Stop by our tent and get to know those crazy plane nuts who love to share their enthusiasm about flying and are looking forward to showing you their project.
Food and soft drinks are usually available at the event, provided by the local Rotary Club. There is also a restaurant on the premises.
Directions / Parking / Event Layout
Enter through the terminal of Vero Beach Municipal Airport on 3400 Cherokee Drive (map link). Plenty of parking is available. Handicapped parking in first row. Visit the exhibits in the terminal (free) or come out on the ramp (admission) to see the airplanes.
Planning to fly in?
KVRB is open during the event. Check www.airnav.com/airport/KVRB and direct any questions about the airport or the possibility of displaying your aircraft to Todd: call 772-978-4930
Admission: $5 per person, $10 per family.
Anyone flying in will be admitted for free!