Episode 18: Planning Your Aviation Career with RDU’s Kirsten Nicholas
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
1M ago
In This Episode: There’s no shortage of work to do each day at a busy international airport. RDU’s new head of recruiting Kirsten Nicholas stops by the studio to talk about the Airport Authority’s plans to hire operations staff, firefighters and other roles, and how people interested in aviation can plan their next career move. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter talk seat assignment etiquette, and share upcoming construction projects around campus. Episode Guest: Kirsten Nicholas is director of recruiting at the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. With more than 20 years of experi ..read more
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Episode 17: Duke University Takes Higher Education to the Skies
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
3M ago
In This Episode: During Mike Schoenfeld’s 14 years as Duke’s top communicator, RDU helped the university connect students with learning opportunities in 75 countries. He stops by to tell us how our world-class airport supports the Research Triangle’s world-class colleges and universities. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Stephanie Hawco talk about jet-setting to Paris, cooking up new dining options in a first-of-its-kind ghost kitchen and how RDU is making air travel more inclusive for guests with disabilities that might not be obvious. Episode Guest: Mike Schoenfeld is signing off as the ..read more
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Episode 16: Designing Great Airports
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
5M ago
In This Episode: Architecture and design fans, this episode’s for you. Our resident architect guru Jaymes Carter stops by the podcast studio to talk about what goes into planning, designing and constructing airport terminals, customs stations and other aviation facilities. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter dive into an RDU history lesson, and cover the newly-relaxed testing requirements for re-entering the U.S. from international flights. Episode Guest: Jaymes Carter is vice president of buildings and building systems at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where he leads RDU ..read more
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Episode 15: Raleigh to Reykjavik! Icelandair CEO, Visit NC Talk About RDU’s Newest International Flight
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
6M ago
In This Episode: With Icelandair’s new nonstop service to the Land of Fire and Ice, RDU added back its first transatlantic flight in more than two years. Co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter go behind-the-scenes with Icelandair CEO Bogi Nils Bogason to learn about how the airline chose North Carolina for its newest destination. Later, Visit NC’s Heidi Walters drops in to talk about how the tourism group is getting Icelanders excited to visit the Tar Heel State. Episode Guests: Bogi Nils Bogason was named President and CEO Icelandair Group in December 2018 after having served as the Chief Fin ..read more
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Episode 14: Mapping Airports with GIS
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
7M ago
In This Episode: There’s no shortage of geospatial innovation at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. RDU’s GIS guru Kristin Johnston sits down with The Fly Angle to talk geography, technology and how large airports use maps every day. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter get ready for two new airlines arriving soon. Episode Guests: Kristin Johnston, GISP is GIS Administrator for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. An aviation enthusiast with more than a decade in the aviation industry, she enjoys teaching others how to better use geospatial data. Send Us Airmail! We want to he ..read more
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Episode 13: WSJ’s Scott McCartney Looks Back at “The Middle Seat” — And What’s Next For Airports
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
9M ago
In This Episode: Pulitzer Prize-winning Wall Street Journal writer Scott McCartney recently wrapped up his popular longtime “The Middle Seat” column — and now he’s sitting down with The Fly Angle to talk about what’s in store for airlines, flyers and the future of aviation. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter trade their favorite airport foods and explore the popular Global Entry program. Episode Guests: Scott McCartney is a Wall Street Journal senior writer and author of a weekly column on airlines and travel called “The Middle Seat,’’ which is one of the Journal’s most-read fix ..read more
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Episode 12: On the Beat with Airport Police
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
10M ago
In This Episode: RDU Airport Police Chief Steele Myers talks to co-hosts Jake Potter and Stephanie Hawco about the unique nature of policing at an international airport and shares what RDU is doing to recruit new law enforcement officers. As the hustle and bustle of the holidays brought more than a million travelers through RDU, find out when a new transatlantic flight will launch this spring and what more to expect in 2022. Episode Guests: Steele Myers is Chief of the RDU Airport Police and a retired State Bureau of Investigation agent. He began his airport career as a checkpoint officer and ..read more
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Episode 11: Talking Airport Operations with RDU’s John Graves
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
1y ago
In This Episode: As John Graves wraps up two decades of service as one of RDU’s operations leaders, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter dive in to hear some great airport stories from his career. Meanwhile, find out what the newly-passed infrastructure bill means for airport capital projects. Episode Guests: John Graves is director of operations for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. An Air Force veteran, Graves has served at RDU since 2001. Send Us Airmail! We want to hear from you – drop us an email at communications@rdu.com to let us know what you’d like to hear on The Fly Angle. Be s ..read more
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Episode 10: “Playing Tetris With $100 Million Jets”
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
1y ago
In This Episode: How do pilots know where to move their aircraft? Co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter dig in with Kyle Mitchell, who leads ramp tower operations at RDU, to learn all about the last mile of air traffic control. Meanwhile, find out where Raleigh-Durham ranks on a new list of top U.S. airports, and learn about what the “U” in RDU actually stands for. Episode Guests: Kyle Mitchell, C.M., is operations manager for TBI Airport Management, Inc. Mitchell oversees operations at RDU’s Resource Management Center, better known as the ramp tower – one of two towers tasked with coordinati ..read more
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Episode 9: Carrying On With the Hurricanes, Novo Nordisk and More
The Fly Angle: The Official RDU Airport Podcast
by RDU Airport
1y ago
In This Episode: What’s better than a special guest? How about four? Co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter sit down with leaders from Novo Nordisk, the Research Triangle Foundation, Eckel & Vaughan, PNC Arena and the Carolina Hurricanes to find out why their organizations are supporting the new Triangle Takeoff Coalition — and discover the group’s high hopes for accelerating RDU Airport’s recovery. Episode Guests: McGavock Edwards, APR is partner and senior vice president of strategy and client service for Eckel & Vaughan, a Raleigh-based strategic communications agency specializing i ..read more
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