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Like a beacon leading a plane to the runway, this podcast guides you through the innerworkings of one of the nation’s fastest-growing airports. In episodes shorter than a flight from Knoxville to Atlanta, join us as we share stories about aviation in East Tennessee.

From The Runway Up: An Airport and Aviation Podcast McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN

    • Aviation
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Like a beacon leading a plane to the runway, this podcast guides you through the innerworkings of one of the nation’s fastest-growing airports. In episodes shorter than a flight from Knoxville to Atlanta, join us as we share stories about aviation in East Tennessee.

    You Asked, Experts Answer: 20+ Q&As about Air Travel & TYS

    You Asked, Experts Answer: 20+ Q&As about Air Travel & TYS

    Travelers have a lot of questions these days about what to expect at the airport and when onboard an airplane. In this episode, we answer 20+ of those frequently asked questions.  We don’t just answer them— we take a deep dive into the questions with six different airport experts. From new flights, to runway construction, the REAL ID deadline, and updated concessionaire hours, you’ll learn it all after listening to these quick interviews.

    • 41 min
    TSA Update: ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure’ + REAL ID

    TSA Update: ‘Stay Healthy. Stay Secure’ + REAL ID

    Along with airlines and airports across the country, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is having to adapt its security checkpoint procedures in order to comply with current pandemic protocols. TSA's new campaign, 'Stay Healthy. Stay Secure.', ensures travelers' safety and security continue to be the number one priority by enforcing additional policies, such as social distancing, contactless identification verification, plastic shielding, and more. In this episode, Mark Howell, the regional spokesperson for TSA, shares how you can best-prepare for air travel right now, as well as what you’ll need to know for traveling in the future (i.e. REAL ID).

    • 20 min
    COVID-19 Safety Measures from an Airline’s Perspective: Air Filtration, Antimicrobial Protectant, and More

    COVID-19 Safety Measures from an Airline’s Perspective: Air Filtration, Antimicrobial Protectant, and More

    Airlines are taking major steps forward in preparing their aircraft for travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, we speak with Hilarie Grey, Managing Director of Corporate Communications for Allegiant Air, as she explains how her airline is 'going the distance for health and safety'. After listening to her commentary, you will be an expert in all-things air filtration, antimicrobial protectant, and more. 

    • 25 min
    Insight and Advice On Traveling During A Pandemic

    Insight and Advice On Traveling During A Pandemic

    Making the decision to travel by air during a pandemic can be stressful. You may be curious about the boarding process or interested in how airlines are handling food and beverage service onboard the airplane. What's it like going through the security checkpoint or even customs? In this episode, your questions are answered by four different frequent flyers: a pilot, leisure traveler, international traveler, and airport employee. They provide you stories of their recent travel experiences in airports around the world while offering tips on how to prepare for your next flight. Listen to this episode so that when you’re ready to take to the skies, you know what to expect.

    • 36 min
    Fluctuations of Passenger Travel and Air Cargo at TYS During COVID-19

    Fluctuations of Passenger Travel and Air Cargo at TYS During COVID-19

    Since March of 2020, COVID-19 has taken a toll on the aviation industry both here at McGhee Tyson Airport as well as around the world. Following our previous COVID-19 podcast, in this episode we discuss how operations and flight plans have changed as passengers are beginning to return to the sky. Also in this episode we discuss how cargo has been impacted at TYS due to COVID-19.

    • 25 min
    Special Edition: COVID-19- The Pandemic’s Impact on TYS and the Aviation Industry

    Special Edition: COVID-19- The Pandemic’s Impact on TYS and the Aviation Industry

    Over the course of two months, daily operations in the aviation industry quickly ground to a halt due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The effects were felt in airports around the globe. In this episode, we discuss the impact COVID-19 has had on McGhee Tyson Airport as well as other US airports from the perspective of industry experts. 

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

911isajoke ,

Great Podcast

I really enjoy this podcast, very informative and interesting. Keep up the great work!

Alesnie13 ,

Awesome info!!

As a newer resident of Knoxville this has become one of my favorite ways to learn about my new home! I look forward to new episodes. Thank you for doing this!

Tomstanley__ ,

The best airport podcast!

As someone who loves ALL of the aviation industry and is constantly monitoring TYS airport, this podcast is amazing! This podcast informs me on what’s going at TYS and what’s going on with the community outside of TYS airport! Great podcast!

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