FAQ's

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who operates the Vero Beach Regional Airport?
 Vero Beach Regional Airport (VRB) is owned and operated by the City of Vero Beach. The Airport Director’s Office may be contacted at (772) 978 - 4930, by mail at P.O. Box 1389, Vero Beach, FL 32961-1389, or via email at airport@covb.org.

2. How is the Airport licensed and regulated? 
 Vero Beach Regional is licensed as a Class 1 Air Carrier Airport under Federal Aviation Regulations Part 139, which establishes the airport’s safety, operational and procedural standards.  A class 1 Airport is authorized to receive operations by Large (Over 30 passenger seats) Air Carrier (Airline) aircraft.  However, the vast majority of aircraft operations at the Airport are general aviation aircraft, which simply means all types of aviation other than scheduled air carrier aircraft.  This includes private, flight training, charter and corporate aircraft operations.

 3. Does the Airport have commercial airline service? 
 Commercial airline service provided by Elite Airways. Please visit Elite's website: www.eliteairways.com or call 1-877-393-2510. 
 Aircraft charter service is available locally at the Vero Beach Airport through one of our Fixed Base Operators.

 4. Are there any other types of passenger air service available at the airport? 
 Several airport businesses offer on-demand aircraft charter service, utilizing aircraft from piston-engine twins to turboprops to 6-passenger jets. Contact the Airport Director’s Office for further information.

 5. What other types of aviation services are available at the airport?
 Vero Beach Regional is home to several full-service Fixed Base Operators, who provide a full range of aviation services, including fuel sales, aircraft storage and maintenance, and flight training. Contact the Airport Director’s office for further information.

 6. How many businesses are located at the airport? 
 There are over 100 small businesses located at the airport, including Piper Aircraft, FlightSafety Academy, C.J. Cannon’s Restaurant, Sun Aviation, Paris Air, Corporate Aircraft Service, Legacy Flight Training, Summit Construction, Complete Marine Services, Oculina Bank and many others. Contact the Airport Director’s Office or the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce for more information.

 7. What is the economic impact of the airport?
 The airport was included in a study completed by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in 2014. The study concluded that the Vero Beach Regional Airport contributes about $468 Million in direct and indirect impact to the economic well-being of the community.

 8. How is the operation of the airport funded?
 The Vero Beach Airport is not an independent taxing authority. All airport expenses are funded by airport-generated revenue which includes land or building rentals from private and government organizations, fuel flowage fees, and gross receipts payments (if applicable). In addition, Federal and/or State grants help to fund larger capital maintenance or improvement costs. These grants are funded by aviation system users as well, with taxes collected from domestic airline passenger tickets, domestic airline passenger flight segments, international passenger arrivals and departures, air cargo waybills, and aviation fuel sales. No local ad valorem (property) taxes are used to fund the airport’s operations.

 9. Are there plans to expand the airport? 
 Currently, there are no plans to expand the airport (new land purchases or new/expanded runways). There is land already available for commercial aviation and non-aviation development, and the existing airfield pavements can handle current and projected aircraft operations for several years to come. 

10. Does the airport have any noise abatement procedures in effect? 
 Yes. Information to pilots is published in FAA publications and locally distributed by FBOs. More information on the airport’s noise abatement program is available on the City of Vero Beach website (www.covb.org). Click on the “Airport” link and look for “Noise Abatement” on the left part of the screen.

 11. Does the airport have instrument approach procedures? 
 There are published non-precision approaches to 2 of the 3 runways at Vero Beach Regional.

 12. How long has the airport been in existence? 
 Construction on the original 100 acre Vero Beach Regional Airport began in 1929, and the airport was dedicated over the weekend of March 3rd and 4th, 1930. The airport has operated continuously since then. During World War II, the US Navy took over the airport, expanded its facilities, and established Naval Air Station Vero Beach, where the Navy conducted dive bomber and night fighter training. The airport was deeded back to the ownership of the City in 1947.

 13. Is there a control tower at the airport? 
 Yes, the FAA operates an Air Traffic Control Tower from 7:00 AM until 9:00 PM local time.

 14. What hours is the airport open for air traffic? 
 As a federally-obligated public airport, the Vero Beach Airport must remain open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 15. What are the hours of operation for the Airport Director’s Office? 
 The Airport Director’s Office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

 16. Does the airport rent T-Hangars? 
 The airport’s T-Hangar complex features hangars in four different sizes. Contact the Airport Director’s Office for rates and availability information.

 17. Are there tie-downs available?
 Tie-downs are provided by the Fixed Base Operators. Contact the Fixed Base Operators directly, or the Airport Director’s Office for more information

 18. Are rental cars available at the airport? 
 We have two rental car companies, Avis which is located in the Airport Terminal building and Hertz which is located at Sun Jet Center. Other car rental companies offer pick up and drop off service to airport customers. Contact the rental car company directly for more information.

 19. Are there restaurants at the airport? 
 Yes, there are several restaurants on the airport property. Please consult your phone book or internet for restaurant locations and hours of operation.

Restaurants (small listing)

  • C. J. Cannon's (772) 567-7727, located in the terminal building.
  • Airport Deli  (772) 567-8016, located at the Airport Chevron Station.
  • Larry's Roadside Family Restaurant (772) 778-8495, located at 2555 27th Ave.

 20. Is there business space available at the airport? 
 Yes. Information about leasing opportunities may be found here, or please contact the Airport Director’s Office for more information at (772) 978-4930.