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Renton Municipal Airport, Clayton Scott Field

 Airport Photo Badges


Updated July 26, 2016

Throughout this year and early next year, we will be converting all gate access cards to photo badges.  When your gate access card expires (quits working) then you will need to stop in at our office (1st floor Control Tower) to be issued a new badge.  The purpose of using photo badges over the old badges is to be able to identify the individual in possession of each badge and discourage sharing badges among several airport users.  This is also meant to discourage sharing the pin code on the badge for accessing gates without a gate card. 

Every airport user accessing the airfield through a vehicle gate is required to obtain their personal photo badge.  The process for obtaining a photo badge is to attend an in-person training session at the Control Tower and complete the corresponding test.  In-person training takes 1 hour and is offered at 11:00am on Fridays every other week (next training session: July 29).  Questions on this process can be directed to our office at 425-430-7471, or by email to Susan @



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.

 800-690-0086800-690-0086 FREE        
 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 Gate Access

Yes the wireless gate system is not fully functional and is in the process of being repaired.  The communications software requires an upgrade which is causing an issue due to the age of the program and components.  All gates other than V-6 and V-4 are functioning for established users.  New users also cannot access V-2.  We will post updates as we get them from our gate contractor.

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 FFY2015  

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.