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Renton Municipal Airport, Clayton Scott Field

West Perimeter Road Construction 

Updated October 5, 2015

ATTENTION - Airport tenants/users who normally access the airport at the south entrance and use West Perimeter Road - there is a short-term construction project that requires closure of the northbound lane of West Perimeter Road, beginning today and continuing until further notice.  AT&T is relocating their fiber optic trunk line so that it follows the roadbed.
Please use the entrance off of Rainier Avenue to access businesses along the west side of the airport until the construction is complete.  In addition to the AT&T fiber optic construction, there will be a City construction crew installing a new waterline in the southbound lane in the same stretch of roadway.  This project will be starting in the very near future.  Check back for project updates. 

 Renton Aerospace Training Center

Pre-Bid Outreach

The Renton Aerospace Training Center is a new facility to be constructed on the west side of the Renton Municipal Airport.  An existing 4,000 square foot wood frame building will be abated by the City of Renton prior to start of construction.  Demolition of the existing building is part of this project.  The new 23,000 square foot facility, located on a steep slope site, will house manufacturing, class rooms and administrative areas.  SRG Partnership is the lead design firm.  Building elements include solider pile walls, a steel structure, and a metal panel and curtain wall cladding system.  The project is funded through grants provided by the Washington State Department of Commerce.  The project does not rely on any federal funding.  The building is required to achieve LEED silver certification.  The Renton Aerospace Training Center will be advertised as a lump sum low bid project.

Preliminary Schedule (revised September 30, 2015):

  • 10/06/2015 bid advertisement
  • 10/13/2015 bid walk
  • 11/03/2015 bid opening

Isometric drawing (by SRG Partnership):



Airport Master Plan

Click on the link in the left side bar to be redirected to our Airport Master Plan project page.  An Airport Master Plan is a comprehensive, airport-wide study with the goal of developing a list of short-term, medium-term, and long-term projects to meet future aviation demands.  Please check back periodically, as this page will be updated with a series of Working Papers that allow for airport user and citizen comments and feedback.


  Pilots flying into and out of the Renton Airport need to be aware of the Boeing North Bridge Replacement Project, taking place at the northeast corner of the airport.  A Displaced Threshold may be in effect on any day or night.  We try to keep the most up-to-date schedule of displaced thresholds on our website. Do not rely on the accuracy of this schedule.  Check NOTAMS instead.  The construction schedule changes often. 


 This project will not be complete until December 2015.  During the summer months (June thru September) of 2013, 2014 and 2015, there will continue to be large cranes installing pilings for the new bridge.  When these cranes are being used, we have to deploy displaced thresholds for landings on Runway 16.  

These temporary displaced thresholds are at the 500', 1,450', and 2,500' points south of the approach end of Runway 16.  Only one is displayed at time.  Most of the time, (7:30PM to 7:00AM local time), these displaced thresholds are in effect at night.  However, on a few weekends, they have been displayed all day and night.  When the displaced thresholds are deployed, it shortens the Runway 16 landing available distance.  This is why you see that NOTAMS, the ATIS, and the landing clearance includes "SHORTENED" phraseology.  These thresholds only affect landings on Runway 16.

 The full length of the runway is available for takeoffs on Runway 16 and takeoffs and landings on Runway 34.  We depict the displaced threshold to the left and right of the runway in the grass (large white plastic rectangles) which allows for the safety margin for landing on Runway 16, and also allows takeoffs and landings on Runway 34 for large aircraft .  

Please do not land short of the displaced thresholds! This is for your safety! 



Air Traffic Control Hours:

October – April       7 am – 8 pm
May – September   7 am – 9 pm 

The Renton Municipal Airport, owned by the City of Renton, is a general aviation airport which serves Renton and other nearby communities. The airport provides regional aviation services for air charter, air taxi, corporate, business and recreational flyers. It is also an FAA-designated "Reliever" airport, diverting general aviation aircraft traffic from Sea-Tac International Airport.

The airport is located approximately 25 minutes south of downtown Seattle to the northwest and Bellevue to the north, and is situated in the center of the regional transportation network that connects State Highways 167, 169, 515 and 900 to Interstate Highways 5, 405 and 90.

The Airport is used predominately by single-engine piston aircraft, and ranks among the top six airports in the State of Washington in terms of aircraft landings and takeoffs. The Boeing Commercial Airplane Company, located adjacent to the airport, manufactures Boeing 737 aircraft and uses the airport for their initial flights.

Seaplane (or floatplane)  operations from the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base, located at the north end of the airport along the shore of Lake Washington, also comprise a significant level of activity at the airport. The seaplane facilities include a floating dock and launching ramp, which make the Renton Municipal Airport one of the few airports in the Pacific Northwest where aircraft can land on wheels and depart from the water, or vice versa, if they have the correct equipment.

The Renton Municipal Airport is a Landing Rights Airport, with US Customs services available for both floatplane and wheeled aircraft arriving by water or by land.

FBO Services Provided by the following Tenants:


 Ace Aviation

 Boeing Employee Flying Association


Ellison Fluid Systems (Kaynan Inc)


  Landing Gear Works

 Northwest Seaplanes, Inc.

 Pro-Flight Aviation

 Rainier Flight Service


Noise complaints can be entered online in our Noise Complaint Form by going to our Noise Concerns webpage.


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Airport Sustainability Plan

Read the Airport Sustainability Plan (pdf), appendix (pdf)

Latest News

Some local aviation history is revealed in the 2-part article, written by G Koontz, on the Seattle World Cruiser project, lead by Bob Dempster and his wife Diane.  The Douglas World Cruiser was the first plane to circumnavigate the world.  Bob and Diane and their group of volunteers plan to repeat this feat with a replica they have labeled as the Seattle II.  Follow the links below for the history of the Douglas World Cruiser, and Seattle World Cruiser project.

"Around the World in Thunder Canoes" Part One, by Giacinta Bradley Koontz,DOM Magazine, June 1, 2015

"Around the World in Thunder Canoes" Part Two, by Giacinta Bradley Koontz, DOM Magazine, June 1, 2015


  "Living in the Age of Airplanes" by National Geographic, showing at the Pacific Science Center

Airport Gate Access

Remember: No “piggy-backing” through vehicle gates on the airport. One vehicle through the gate at a time. Each driver should card in when entering and card out while exiting, even if the there is someone else going through the gate ahead of you.

 Lost and found?

If you've lost a personal item at Renton Airport, please contact the Airport Office (425-430-7471) as our collection is growing! We currently have keys, a radio, and miscellaneous other items. Call to identify/claim.

Airport Statistics

 Number of Flights by year (Oct 1 - Sept 30)  Updated for FFY2014

Off Airport Building Height Restrictions New

Photo Gallery

 Photos  (jpeg format)

If you have photos taken from or of the Renton Airport, submit them to us in jpeg format and we may decide to put them in our photo gallery.