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Renton Municipal Airport, Clayton Scott Field

 Washington State Aviation License Plate Bill

The Washington State Department of Transportation is sponsoring an aviation license plate with the collaboration of the Washington State Aviation Alliance.  Their goal is to "highlight the importance of the state's aviation system and also raise funds to support aviation and public-use airports in our state." courtesy of Washington Airport Manager's Association 


 Renton Civil Air Patrol

The Renton Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP) has been a welcome organization at the Renton Airport since 2011. They have significantly increased their membership and in July 2016, moved their organization to our dilapidated 300 Rainier Avenue building. The CAP is a not-for-profit aviation education and disaster response organization that provides aviation training opportunities to our local youth. Our local squadron and our neighboring Canadian squadron took part in the Cascade Rising Exercise in June of this year.  Their role in disaster relief is to provide the transportation of supplies by air.  
As part of their community service role as Cadets the youth members have provided hours of hard work, using government donated materials to make much needed repairs and maintenance to the 300 Rainier Avenue building. They recently finished this huge undertaking and are now settled into the building. 
For more information on the Renton Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, visit their website at Renton Squadron.


Piper Cub 1966In the late 1930s, more than 150,000 volunteers with a love for aviation argued for an organization to put their planes and flying skills to use in defense of their country.  As a result, the Civil Air Patrol was born one week prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.  Thousands of volunteer members answered America's call to national service and sacrifice by accepting and performing critical wartime missions. Assigned to the War Department under the jurisdiction of the Army Air Corps, the contributions of Civil Air Patrol, including logging more than 500,000 flying hours, sinking two enemy submarines, and saving hundreds of crash victims during World War II, are well documented. 

After the war, a thankful nation understood that Civil Air Patrol could continue providing valuable services to both local and national agencies.  On July 1, 1946, President Harry Truman signed Public Law 476 incorporating Civil Air Patrol as a benevolent, nonprofit organization.  On May 26, 1948, Congress passed Public Law 557 permanently establishing Civil Air Patrol as the auxiliary of the new U.S. Air Force.  Three primary mission areas were set forth at that time: aerospace education, cadet programs, and emergency services. 
(courtesy of Civil Air Patrol National Headquarters/


Vehicle Gate Access Procedures

updated November 9, 2016

 The Airport gates are back to full operation.  This is a reminder that all gate card users need to adhere to Airport policy and only use the gate nearest the ramp that you are traveling to.  It is against Airport policy to use the zipper lane to travel from one ramp to another.  Thank you for your cooperation!

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:


Aviation Training Center

 Ace Aviation



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 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.


Airport WebCam Click here to view 


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Airport Sustainability Plan

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

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Gate Access Card Training

New Gate Card Users:  Attend a 45 minute training session at the ATCT, 11:00am on one of the scheduled dates below.

Training Sessions: call 425-430-7471 for the next training session

 PLEASE NOTE: If you already have been issued a gate card then you do not need to attend the training session.

To renew your gate card:  Bring your gate card and drivers license to the Airport Administration Office, 1st floor ATCT, and you will be issued a replacement photo badge.

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 (425-430-7471425-430-7471) 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 FFY2016 

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.