Renton Municipal Airport

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Renton Municipal Airport
Aerial Renton Airport during Resurfacing Aug 2009.jpg
Airport during a runway resurfacing project, August 2009
IATA: RNTICAO: KRNTFAA LID: RNT
Summary
Airport type Public
Owner City of Renton
Serves Renton, Washington
Elevation AMSL 32 ft / 10 m
Coordinates 47°29′35″N 122°12′57″W / 47.49306°N 122.21583°W / 47.49306; -122.21583
Map
FAA airport diagram
FAA airport diagram
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 5,382 1,640 Asphalt/Concrete
Statistics (2010)
Aircraft operations 80,688
Based aircraft 336
Source: Federal Aviation Administration[1]
Aerial view showing airport and adjacent Boeing Renton Factory (large structures)

Renton Municipal Airport (IATA: RNTICAO: KRNTFAA LID: RNT) is a public use airport located in Renton, a city in King County, Washington, United States.[1] The airport was renamed Clayton Scott Field in 2005 to celebrate the 100th birthday of Clayton Scott.[2] The airport's northern boundary is Lake Washington and the Will Rogers - Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base. Renton Airport has a floating dock and a launching ramp for conversion from wheeled landings to water takeoffs and landings.

The airport is owned by the City of Renton and is a general aviation airport which serves Renton and other nearby communities. It provides regional aviation services for air charter, air taxi, corporate, business and recreational flyers. This airport is included in the National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015, which categorized it as a reliever airport,[3] 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. 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.

Renton Airport is adjacent to the Boeing Renton Factory that manufactures 737s and formerly 757s, and is the initial point of departure for airplanes produced in that facility.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

Renton Municipal Airport covers an area of 170 acres (69 ha) at an elevation of 32 feet (10 m) above mean sea level. It has one runway designated 16/34 with an asphalt and concrete surface measuring 5,382 by 200 feet (1,640 x 61 m).[1] The runway was resurfaced and realigned in August 2009; prior to this time, it was designated 15/33.[4]

For the 12-month period ending December 31, 2010, the airport had 80,688 aircraft operations, an average of 221 per day: 98% general aviation, 1% air taxi, <1% scheduled commercial, and <1% military. At that time there were 336 aircraft based at this airport: 90% single-engine, 5% multi-engine, 1% jet, and 5% helicopter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for RNT (Form 5010 PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective April 5, 2012.
  2. ^ Wallace, James (September 29, 2006). "Clayton Scott, 1905-2006: Longtime aviator, Bill Boeing's personal pilot". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. 
  3. ^ "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A (PDF, 2.03 MB)". National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010. 
  4. ^ Radford, Dean (July 30, 2009). "Runway repaving to ground most flights at Renton Municipal Airport". Renton Reporter. 

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