Auburn Municipal Airport (Washington)

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Auburn Municipal Airport
Dick Scobee Field
Airport type Public
Owner City of Auburn
Operator Airport Management Group
Serves Auburn, Washington
Location Auburn, Washington
Elevation AMSL 63 ft / 19 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)
Location of airport in Washington / United States
S50 is located in the US
S50 (the US)
Direction Length Surface
ft m
16/34 3,400 1,036 Asphalt
Aircraft operations (2013) 164,539
Based aircraft (2017) 318

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 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.

It is included in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021, in which it is categorized as a regional reliver facility.[2]

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 318 aircraft based at Auburn, including 293 single engine, 14 multi-engine aircraft, and 11 helicopter. The airport averages 450 operations per day.[1][3]

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 July 20, 2017
  2. ^ "List of NPIAS Airports" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. 21 October 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  3. ^ "AirNav: S50 - Auburn Municipal Airport". Retrieved 27 July 2017. 

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