Van Anda AviationKMLB
3 reviews

Van Anda Aviation, making it so easy to rent an airplane you'll feel like you own it! We maintain a fleet of airplanes placed at three different airports in the Central Florida / Orlando area. Our primary focus is airplane rental - we are not a flight school. We take care of our pilots first, not an instruction schedule. Most of our airplanes can be rented 24 hours a day, and we are very easy to work with when it comes to overnight rental as well. Take friends for a ride or go on a weekend trip in our nicely appointed, clean, and well cared for fleet of Cessna 172s.

No Services loaded for Van Anda Aviation.

CFI Rate: $55.00/hr
CFI Ground Rate: $55.00/hr


Local Procedure Briefing

Van Anda Aviation

Melbourne International Airport


fueling aircraft

The Atlantic Jet Center at Melbourne has our card on file.

access to aircraft during business hours

The airplane is at Atlantic Jet Center, access will be granted by the staff.

access to aircraft after business hours

Tie down the airplane in the same location and leave it in the same condition as it was found.

returning aircraft during business hours

Returning the airplane outside of business hours will require a call-out fee from Atlantic Jet Center. Please check their website for the operating hours.

returning aircraft after business hours

Please see above.

getting reimbursed if you buy fuel elsewhere

We reimburse fuel at the lesser of the amount purchased or $4.29/gallon.

mechanical problem with aircraft while at another airport

Contact Merrill Isaacson at (352) 250-9352. As a backup call the owner, Jon Van Anda directly at (407) 592-4830. You can also leave a message on our hotline at (407) 459-4721

putting aircraft back into it's tie down

When Putting aircraft into it’s tie down please use the tie down points, one on each wing and one on the tail. Please replace the gust control lock and pitot tube cover, remove trash, and lock doors.

What fuel load to expect and how to change it

The airplane is normally kept full, if a different load is needed please give at least one week notice and we will try to accommodate the request.

Local Airspace Considerations

standard departure procedures

For IFR operations you may use the “Melbourne Five Departure” for runway 9R and 27L. For VFR operations please contact ATC for departure procedures.

Local Flight Planning Tips


Runway 05

Marked: NOT Marked/Lighted

Clearance slope: 33:1

Obstruction height: 36 feet AGL

Dist. from runway: 1400 feet

Centerline offset: 200 right of centerline

Runway 23

Marked: NOT Marked/Lighted

Clearance slope: 29:1

Obstruction height: 51 feet AGL

Dist. from runway: 1700 feet

Centerline offset: 100 feet right of centerline

nearby special use airspace

R-2935 13NM north of KMLB. W-497B 10NM east of KMLB

unique weather challenges / microclimates

Frequent changes of weather should be expected, most common are isolated thunderstorms covering small areas at a time but can become very violent in a short period of time. A brief review of weather before departing is strongly encouraged.

local terrain considerations

Terrain is very flat but always keep an eye out for the radio towers.

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Local Airfield Operations

taxiing to the runways

Between the hours of 0600 – 0000 contact:

Ground: 121.9

Clearance Delivery: 132.65


traffic pattern altitudes

1033’ MSL or 1000’ AGL

preferred pattern entries

Traffic pattern entry will be given by ATC. If ATC is closed or doesn’t give entire instructions then please use recommended pattern procedures published in the Aeronautical Information Manuel

airport restrictions

Tower and Ground is only open from 0600 – 0000 EST (local time)

runway surface


05/12 3001’x75’

09L/27R 6000’ x 150’

09R/27L 10181’ x 150’

Dec. 2, 2016, 9:10 p.m.

Van Anda Aviation is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews.
Pilot Comments

Operator Info

1401 General Aviation Dr.
Melbourne, Florida 32935

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