Frequently Asked Questions

Commonly asked questions about Dick-Scobee Field:

Q: Does the Airport have tie-down spaces or hangar spaces available for rent right now?

A: Currently, tie-down spaces are the only readily available storage space on the airfield. The city owns both Open-T styled hangars (estimated 2 year wait list time) and enclosed hangar units (estimated 5-7 year wait list time). 

More information found on the Hangars and Tie Downs page.

View the wait list.

Q: Does the Airport have Scheduled Commercial Passenger Services?

A: Auburn has never had Commercial Service operate into or out of the airfield since its creation in 1969. There are currently no plans to develop such services at the airfield.

Q: Who currently owns and operates the Auburn Airport?

A: The Airport is owned and maintained by City of Auburn and its Employees and is a division within the City's Public Works department.

Q: How low can aircraft operate at the Auburn Airport?

A:  Federal Aviation Regulations state: 

  • Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below an altitude allowing, if a power unit fails, an emergency landing without undue hazard to persons or property on the surface.
  • Over any congested area of a city, town, or settlement, or over any open air assembly of persons, no lower than 1,000 feet above the highest obstacle within a horizontal radius of 2,000 feet of the aircraft.
  • Over uncongested areas, no lower than 500 feet above the surface. Over open water or sparsely populated areas, aircraft may not be operated closer than 500 feet to any person, vessel, vehicle, or structure.
  • Helicopters may be operated at less than the minimums listed above if the operation is conducted without hazard to persons or property on the surface.

Q: How do I file a complaint about Aircraft Operations?

A:  Citizens can call the Auburn Airport Office at (253) 333-6821 for aircraft operating directly into and out of the Auburn Airport. For flights not directly operating at the Airport, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standard District Office in Renton can be contacted at (425) 227-2813.