Renton Municipal Airport, Clayton Scott Field
DISPLACED THRESHOLD? OR NOT? WHAT YOU AS A PILOT NEED TO KNOW.
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
|Clean Craft Detailing
| 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.