The Airport is a rectangular area, generally 1,200 feet wide by 5,500 feet long, covering approximately 170 acres.
- The elevation is 32' above mean sea level.
- The Lat/Long of the Airport Reference Point (midpoint of the runway) is latitude 47o 32' 40" north, longitude 122o 12' 46" west.
- Airport from the South Approach
- Airport vicinity
Runways and Taxiways
The Airport has a single grooved asphalt and concrete runway known as Runway 16/34, with a full parallel taxiway on the west side and a partial parallel taxiway on the east side.
Runway 16/34 has a length of 5,379 feet and a width of 200 feet. The Runway 34 threshold is displaced 340 feet at the south end. A 20 foot high wooden blast fence is located 505 feet south of the displaced threshold. The Runway 16 threshold is displaced 300 feet at the north end.
The east and west parallel taxiways are now movement areas. Pilots must obtain permission from ground control prior to entering the taxiway.
Pilot Controlled Lighting
The Renton Municipal Airport utilizes Pilot Controlled Lighting, which provides air-to-ground radio control of the airport lighting systems. The pilot selects the intensity by selecting the proper frequency on the communications radio, then keying the microphones a prescribed number of times within a 5 second interval. The lights will remain at the selected intensity level for 15 minutes if no subsequent pulses are received to change the intensity.
Class Delta surface area
Renton is unique: airspace between 2000-2500 feet in Renton's class delta is owned by Seattle approach control/departure control by a letter of agreement with Renton Tower. This means that a pilot should call Seattle approach control/departure control on frequency 119.2/123.9 when requesting permission to transit the Class Delta surface area, and not ask Renton Tower controller for this permission.
Renton Air Traffic Control Tower
The Control Tower is operated daily, from 1 October through 30 April, between the hours of 0700 and 2000 Local Time, and from 1 May through 30 September, between the hours of 0700 and 2100 Local Time.
The Airport Traffic Area is a Class D Surface Area. The Class D Surface Area around the Renton Municipal Airport is unique, as it sits under the Terminal Control Area (Class B Airspace) for Sea-Tac International Airport. It has a ceiling of 2,500 feet and a semi-circular shape with an extension to the south related to the instrument approach to Runway 16.
Airport Radio Frequencies
- Renton ATCT/CTAF frequency: 124.70
- ATIS frequency: 126.95
- AirO UNICOM frequency: 122.95
- ProFlight UNICOM frequency: 122.85
- GROUND frequency: 121.60
- Aviation fuel, 100LL and Jet A, is dispensed by FBOs.
- Itinerant parking available in the north tower parking area or near the south gate entrance onto the airfield. Arrange with FBO or with the airport manager office for extended stay.
- Floatplane haul-out services are available through FBOs.
- Airframe and engine repair and maintenance services are available through FBOs.
The Airport Office is located at 616 West Perimeter Rd in the ground floor of the control tower with an airside and landside door. Office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Airport Leased Parcels and Vacant Parcels
Currently there are two vacant lease parcels; one is located at the southwest corner and includes the 300 building at 300 Rainier Avenue, the other is an undeveloped parking lot (previously Mindemann's Restaurant) located at the northwest corner adjacent to the Will Rogers-Wiley Post Seaplane Base. Requests for Proposals will be accepted and reviewed upon completion of the Airport Master Plan. For more information on development options, please contact the Airport Manager.
The 2017 Lease map(pdf format) is a display of all leased areas on the Airport, including lessee name and parcel address.
Airport lighting consists of:
- Medium Intensity Runway Lighting (MIRL)
- Blue-colored taxiway edge lighting
- Precision Approach Path Indicators (PAPI)
- Rwy 16 - 2-box PAPI, left side, approach slope angle of 3.0 degrees
- Rwy 34 - 2-box PAPI, left side, approach slope angle of 3.45 degrees
- Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) at both ends of the runway
- Pilot control of runway, taxiway and REIL lighting is in effect during the hours the Air Traffic Control Tower is not in operation
Electronic Navigational Aids consist of:
- Non-precision Instrument Approaches - a straight-in non-directional beacon approach and a circling approach are available to Runway 16
- Minimum for the straight-in approach are 860 foot ceiling and one mile visibility for approach category A aircraft
- Minimum for a circling approach are a 900 foot ceiling and one mile visibility
- GPS approach to Runway 16
- Non-directional Beacon.
- The NDB frequency is 353, with no voice over
- Morse code identifier is RNT (.-. -. -)
Other Navigational Aids:
- Windsock, east side of runway, midfield, lighted
- Traffic Pattern Indicators are located at the base of the windsock
- Automated Surface Observation System (ASOS), currently in test mode
- Rotating Beacon, green and white, located west side of airport, top of control tower building
Pathfinder Park, located at the main entrance to the airport, off of Airport Way, is dedicated to long-time pilot and business owner, Clayton Scott. Click here for more information.