Renton Municipal Airport

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Renton Municipal Airport
Renton, WA 98057
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The Airport is owned and managed by the City of Renton, and is a general aviation airport serving Renton and other nearby communities. Located at the south shore of Lake Washington, the Airport has a land-based and sea-based airstrip. The Boeing 737 series are built at the Renton Boeing Plant across the Cedar River and leave Renton on their maiden flight.

The airport is a general aviation and FAA-designated reliever airport under jurisdiction of the Federal Aviation Administration-Northwest Mountain Region. It consists of a one-mile asphalt runway, two parallel taxiways, and an adjoining water landing surface on Lake Washington.

The airport provides regional airport services for air charter, air taxi, corporate flights, business, and recreational flyers. Several operators offer charter service to the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, and lower British Columbia and flightseeing tours of Seattle. Flight instruction and pilot services are provided through the airport's FBOs. US Customs and Border Patrol services are available with a 24-hour notice. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is six miles to the west, or a fifteen minute drive on I-405.

The airport has a contract tower with an air traffic controller on duty daily, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. (October - March), and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (April - September).

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Where is?

Airport Administration office
We are located on the 1st floor of the control tower at 616 West Perimeter Road. 

Mailing address:

Renton Airport
616 West Perimeter Road - Unit A
Renton, WA  98057

Airport in relation to SeaTac, Seattle, Bellevue?

Pilot services (fuel, parking, aircraft maintenance)?

Hangar and tiedown space?

Do's and Don'ts ...

Do

  • Read the Airport Rules and Regulations and the Airport Leasing Policy

  • Obtain a photo badge by attending a GVOR training session. Training are scheduled through our calendar

  • Display the photo badge at all times on airport grounds

  • Be aware of aircraft engine startups while walking and bicycling on the perimeter road

  • Be aware the airport is a place of employment and there are heavy traffic volumes at shift change

  • Keep pets in a vehicle or an aircraft while on the airside (within the perimeter fence) of the airport.
    Keep pet on a leash when on the landside (outside the perimeter fence) of the airport

Don't

  • Operate a business on the airport without obtaining authorization from the city
  • "piggyback" through a gate
  • Allow pets to be loose

About Renton Airport/Clayton Scott Field...

Operating Hours

The Renton Airport is a public-use airport and is open 24-hours per day, seven-days per week. Under federal regulations, there are no restrictions imposed on flights in and out of Renton Airport. Operators are requested to adhere to the airport's guidelines for curfew hours.

Voluntary Noise Abatement procedures are in place for pilots to follow. These are voluntary procedures, intended to reduce the repetition of flights over Renton neighborhoods, and to encourage flights during daylight hours and reduce nighttime flights.

Noise concerns can be emailed to airport staff. Include the date, time, and exact location in your submittal.  Pilots cannot be directed where and when to fly, but staff can work with businesses to reduce repetitive flights over specific neighborhoods.

Lighting

The control tower is equipped with a rotating beacon. The beacon operates similar to a lighthouse in that it alerts pilots that they are nearing the Renton Airport during the night and during low-visibility periods.

The beacon is situated on the roof of the control tower building at a level slightly above Rainier Avenue, and when operating, will flash a high-intensity white light and then a blue light as it rotates.

Hazards to Boaters, Bicyclists, and Pedestrians

The Renton Airport is situated at the south shore of Lake Washington. This area is a prime attraction for boaters, bicyclists, and pedestrians because of the close proximity to Coulon Park and the Cedar River Trail.

  • Boaters must stay at least 100 feet off of the end of the runway and seaplane dock
  • Boaters must give way to seaplanes landing or taking off at the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Memorial seaplane base. The water strip for the seaplane base extends from the seaplane dock to the mid-point between the dock and the south end of Mercer Island
  • Bicyclists must follow all traffic laws when bicycling on the Airport perimeter roads
  • Bicyclists and pedestrians should practice caution when traveling along the Airport perimeter roads and be prepared for sudden aircraft engine startups which cause loud noise and sudden blasts of wind

Wildlife Hazards

The airport is situated between the Cedar River and Lake Washington, attracting a variety of wildlife in the air, the water, and on the runway or taxiways.

The Airport takes a proactive approach to wildlife hazard mitigation.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), aka drones

Before flying a drone within five miles of the Renton Airport:

  1. Contact the Airport Administration Office, 425-430-7471
  2. Contact Renton Airport Traffic Control - ask the Administration Office for the number
  3. The Who, What, Why, and When of drone flying can be found on the FAA's website

Calling the Airport Administration Office and providing flight information does not authorize the drone flight. The FAA is the regulatory agency who provides the required authorization.

Ground Vehicle Operation

The Ground Vehicle Operations Handbook is designed to educate drivers on the safe operation of vehicles in the Aircraft Operations Area. Please keep this manual readily available and use it as a reference guide.

Yearly Operations

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