TYS and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Where Modern Transportation Meets Nature’s Wonders
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description Did you know that McGhee Tyson Airport is just one hour away from the most visited national park in the US? More than 12 million people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, generating a more than $1 billion economic impact for our region. In this episode, we speak with Caitlin Worth of the National Park Service as she shares the parks’ history, secrets, and future developments. Guests in this Episode Caitlin Worth is the acting management assistant and public affairs specialist at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Mentioned in this Episode Great ..read more
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8+ Decades of Aviation History in East Tennessee
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description Aviation has played a crucial role in the development and growth of East Tennessee since the early 1900s. As McGhee Tyson Airport celebrates its 84th Anniversary, this podcast highlights some of the inspirational people and aviation milestones that have occurred in our region. We are joined by Bob Davis, a local historian and pilot, who has spent years researching TYS and DKX. Aviation buffs are welcome! Guests in this Episode Becky and Mr. Davis at a luncheon in 2012 where Mr. Davis shared TYS history. Mr. Bob Davis is a local historian; Knoxville native; pilot based at DK ..read more
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What Do AUS, RDU, and TYS Have in Common? A Podcast!
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description In celebration of International Podcast Day, we bring you a podcast episode all about airport podcasts. We speak with the podcasts hosts from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (podcast: The Austin Approach) and Raleigh-Durham International Airport (podcast: The Fly Angle) about their airport’s podcast: why they started them, what topics are most-popular, and how airport podcasting fits into their overall airport communication plan. These podcast hosts also share best practices for podcasting, as well as their favorite podcasts to listen to on their morning commute. Gue ..read more
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Help Wanted: New Trends in Hiring within the Aviation Industry
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description A lot has changed in aviation hiring practices in the past two years. Some of the change is the direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, while some attribute the change to a Silver Tsunami. Never heard that term before? Us either! Tune into this episode to learn all about it from Blake Astran, J.D., Vice President of Business operations for ADK Consulting & Executive Search. Guests in this Episode “Blake joins ADK with years of executive recruiting experience primarily focusing on public sector clients including aviation, transportation, and local governments. Previousl ..read more
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Airline Pandemic Progress: From Rescue to Recovery
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description Airlines for America (A4A) is a leading voice in advocating for crucial measures and policies that promote safety, security and a thriving US airline industry. In this episode, Rebecca Spicer, Senior Vice President of Communications for A4A, joins us as we discuss commercial air service pandemic recovery and the actions airlines are taking to sustain and build their operations moving through the end of the year and into 2022. You’ll even take away a few travel tips to utilize during this ‘new’ travel experience. Guests in this Episode Rebecca Spicer was named Senior Vice Pr ..read more
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Hot Tips for Summer Travel
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description  Traveling this summer? You’re not alone! With more people taking to the skies this summer, this episode provides you with six quick tips you can take to make your travel experience simple and safe. From parking tips to COVID-19 resources, this episode has all the information you need to know before you go. Mentioned in this Episode Allegiant’s new flights to Austin, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Myrtle Beach American Airlines resumes flights to Miami International Delta now offering mainline service (bigger aircraft, Boeing 717) to Atlanta Summer travel tips: Per federa ..read more
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TYS is Lit: The Facts About Airport Lighting
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description Airfield lighting is one of the many requirements that keep an airport compliant with the FAA’s Part 139 Certification. Have you ever wondered what the different airfield lighting colors signify? Or how much time and resources it takes to keep the airport terminal ‘lit’ 24/7? In this episode, we talk with Ken Eckert, MKAA Facility Manager, and Sam Knisley, MKAA Airfield Electrician, to answer all of your questions about current airport lighting and what to expect in the future. Guests in this Episode Mentioned in this Episode MKAA implements a building automation syste ..read more
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What to Expect if Traveling to FL, TX or SC from TYS this Summer
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description Summer travel season is among us! While you’re preparing for your vacation or looking for planning inspiration, many questions can arise. Are there travel restrictions in this city? Do I need a negative COVID test to fly into this airport? We speak with representatives from Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and Myrtle Beach International Airport, who share what you can expect when traveling to their city and what you should see during your time there.  Guests in this Episode Rick Piccolo, A.A.E., is the President & C ..read more
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Clear Skies for General Aviation…Even During A Pandemic
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description The general aviation industry has experienced more than five consecutive years of growth, even throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Serving this industry, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) is the largest general aviation association in America and offers endless advocacy and resources for current and future pilots. In this episode, we talk with Mike Ginter, Vice President of Airports and State Advocacy for AOPA, about why this industry continues to grow, how to become a pilot, and why general aviation is critical to the success of local communities.  Guest ..read more
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How TYS & Local Municipalities are ‘Leveling the Playing Field’ for Minority-Owned Businesses
From The Runway Up | An Airport and Aviation Podcast
by McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
1y ago
Episode Description This episode explores the vast amount of resources available to minority-owned businesses through airports and their local municipalities. Alan Jones, Director of Administration and DBE Liasion Officer with the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, and Pamela Cotham, Assistant Purchasing Agent and Small Business & Diversity Outreach Manager for the City of Knoxville, share their passion for fostering relationships and opportunities for companies that qualify as a Disadvantage Business Enterprises (DBE). Through their wealth of experience, learn how to qualify as a D ..read more
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