Airport Heritage Day celebrates a rich history of Vero Beach


Eric Menger with Catherine Caddell, Tammy Bursick Tamara Darress and Anna Valencia Tillery in the Vero Beach Airport lobby Photo by Lee Orre..

The Vero Beach Airport is delighted to join in the celebration of the City of Vero Beach Centennial by presenting Airport Heritage Day on Saturday, March 16th, 2019, from Noon to 4pm.  The day will be filled with family friendly activities and displays designed to celebrate the Airport’s fascinating 90-year history as an integral and valued partner in the success of the City of Vero Beach. Admission and parking is free.

The Experimental Aircraft Association will be on hand with an exhibit and Flight Simulator.  Also participating will be Piper Aircraft, FlightSafety Academy, Paris Air, Corporate Air, Sun Aviation, Treasure Coast Seaplanes and much more. The 2020 Vero Beach Air Show will roll out their plans for next year’s thrilling return of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. The Vero Beach Pin-ups in costume will offer photo ops to attendees.

Airport Director Eric Menger says “Since before World War II, the Vero Beach Airport has been a centerpiece of economic development for the City. We are looking forward to being a part of the 2019 Centennial Celebration.”

C.J. Cannons Restaurant will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner on that day.  Additionally, at 11am, they will open outdoor dining and feature a special Airport Heritage Day menu before the gates open

The mission of the Airport is to provide safe and efficient aviation facilities and associated services to both commercial and non-commercial users, while operating in harmony with the community’s quality of life goalsThis vibrant, forward-looking regional airport serves the aviation industry and the general public and contributes to our local economy while honoring our historic and natural heritage.  Airport Heritage Day will spotlight not only the history of the airport, but also the future of the airport with its recently adopted master plan designed to meet the needs of Vero Beach.

For more information on this and other Centennial Celebrations, visit the Centennial website  Event times, dates, locations and descriptions are subject to change. For more information on the Vero Bewach Airit event  visit or call 772.978.4930. For more Centennial info call Tammy Bursick at 772-978-4700.

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