49 episodes

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

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    • 5.0 • 26 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.

    TYS and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Where Modern Transportation Meets Nature’s Wonders

    TYS and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Where Modern Transportation Meets Nature’s Wonders

    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.

    • 36 min
    8+ Decades of Aviation History in East Tennessee

    8+ Decades of Aviation History in East Tennessee

    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!

    • 37 min
    What Do AUS, RDU, and TYS Have in Common? A Podcast!

    What Do AUS, RDU, and TYS Have in Common? A Podcast!

    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.

    • 38 min
    Help Wanted: New Trends in Hiring within the Aviation Industry

    Help Wanted: New Trends in Hiring within the Aviation Industry

    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.

    • 27 min
    Airline Pandemic Progress: From Rescue to Recovery

    Airline Pandemic Progress: From Rescue to Recovery

    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.

    • 30 min
    Hot Tips for Summer Travel

    Hot Tips for Summer Travel

     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.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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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