Will Rogers–Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base
|City of Renton
|Renton, Washington, U.S.
|14 ft / 4.2 m
The Will Rogers–Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base (FAA LID: W36) is a seaplane base in Washington state. It is owned and operated by the city of Renton and located on Lake Washington at the northwest corner of Renton Municipal Airport, inside the latter's perimeter fence. The base was named after actor Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post who took off from the water landing at the beginning of a trip to Alaska, during which they were ultimately killed in an air crash.
Seaplane (float plane) Operations Area
Area overview of the Will Rogers–Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base showing the perimeter fence restricting access, nearby streets, the Cedar River, U.S. Customs building, and memorial marker
Comparison of present-day features with 1936 (one year after the death of Rogers and Post)
Seaplane (float plane) docks, floats, and ramp. Lake Washington at top (North), West Perimeter Road in lower-left corner. Renton Municipal Airport Perimeter fence bisects the land area at bottom (South), with personnel gate P-1 to the right and the Will Rogers - Wiley Post Memorial marker immediately to the left (East).
Memorial marker at the Will Rogers – Wiley Post Memorial Seaplane Base
Vehicle Gate V-1 and personnel access Gate P-2 near U.S. Customs Office
- Official website
- WSDOT Pilot's Guide (Note: Photo has incorrect arrow pointing to Seaplane Ramp location on the east side of runway, ramp is to the west of main runway next to the dock)
- FAA Airport Form 5010 for W36 PDF
- Resources for this airport: