Auburn Municipal Airport (Washington)

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Auburn Municipal Airport
Auburn Airport
Airport type Public
Owner City of Auburn
Operator Airport Management Group
Serves Auburn, Washington
Location Auburn, Washington
Elevation AMSL 63 ft / 19.2 m
Coordinates 47°19′39″N 122°13′35″W / 47.32750°N 122.22639°W / 47.32750; -122.22639
S50 is located in Washington (state)
S50 is located in the US
Location of airport in Washington / United States
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,400 1,036 Asphalt
Statistics (2005)
Aircraft operations 164,539
Based aircraft 300

The Auburn Municipal Airport (FAA LID: S50) is a city-owned public-use airport located 2 nautical miles (3.7 km) north of downtown Auburn, in King County, Washington.[1] The airport is also referred to as Dick Scobee Field, after Francis "Dick" Scobee, an Auburn and Washington native who was the commander astronaut for the Space Shuttle Challenger. Scobee was killed in the 1986 Challenger disaster.

Facilities and aircraft[edit]

The airport cover an area of 110 acres (45 ha) and contains one asphalt paved runway.[1] Mostly used for general aviation, the airport offers no commercial service. With 406 aircraft based at Auburn, including 187 single engine and 16 multi-engine aircraft, the airport averages 450 operations per day.[1][2]

The closest commercial airport outside of Auburn, Washington is the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 8 nautical miles (15 km; 9.2 mi) northwest, in SeaTac, Washington.


  1. ^ a b c d FAA Airport Master Record for S50 (Form 5010 PDF), effective 2008-04-10
  2. ^ "AirNav:Auburn Municipal Airport". 2008-04-10. Archived from the original on 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-21. 

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