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The Fly Angle is Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s official podcast. Each episode takes you behind-the-scenes at RDU, meeting special guests and exploring what happens each day at a busy international airport. Hosted by RDU’s Communications, Government & Community Affairs staff, The Fly Angle is for occasional flyers and #AvGeeks alike.

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The Fly Angle is Raleigh-Durham International Airport’s official podcast. Each episode takes you behind-the-scenes at RDU, meeting special guests and exploring what happens each day at a busy international airport. Hosted by RDU’s Communications, Government & Community Affairs staff, The Fly Angle is for occasional flyers and #AvGeeks alike.

    Episode 10: “Playing Tetris With $100 Million Jets”

    Episode 10: “Playing Tetris With $100 Million Jets”

    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 coordinating aircraft movement at the airport.

    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 sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode.

    Music

    “Moment” — Amine Maxwell

    Music provided by Audio Library Plus

    • 38 min
    Episode 9: Carrying On With the Hurricanes, Novo Nordisk and More

    Episode 9: Carrying On With the Hurricanes, Novo Nordisk and More

    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 in public affairs, public relations and marketing.

    Shaylah Nunn Jones is principal of government and public affairs for Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries. She leads all external affairs and policy priorities for Novo Nordisk’s North Carolina manufacturing facilities that supply diabetes medications globally.

    Scott Levitan is CEO and president of the Research Triangle Foundation, which manages North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park. Levitan has more than 30 years of experience working in mixed-use development, with an emphasis on university-related research parks.

    Larry B. Perkins, CVE, CPP, CMP is vice president of guest relations and assistant general manager for PNC Arena. Perkins is an expert and frequent guest speaker worldwide on crowd management, safety and event planning.

    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 sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode.

    Music

    “Moment” — Amine Maxwell

    Music provided by Audio Library Plus

    • 35 min
    Episode 8: RDU CEO Mike Landguth Shares His “Lessons Learned” From The Past Year

    Episode 8: RDU CEO Mike Landguth Shares His “Lessons Learned” From The Past Year

    In This Episode:

    We wanted to know what’s on deck for airports as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic — so we went straight to the top. RDU’s President and CEO, Mike Landguth, joins co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter to chat about how he got into aviation, and how the Airport Authority is navigating uncharted skies post-pandemic. Meanwhile, we find out what’s inside a new report focused on funding major capital projects at RDU.

    Episode Guests:

    Our guest this episode is Mike Landguth, president and CEO of the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority. With nearly 20 years of experience in the aviation industry, Landguth is responsible for overall staffing, budgeting, strategic planning and operations at RDU.

    Prior to joining RDU, he served as chief executive officer and president of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority after also holding the position of director of airport operations within the organization. Landguth holds both bachelor and master’s degrees in Aeronautical Sciences from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.

    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 sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode.

    Music

    “Moment” — Amine Maxwell

    Music provided by Audio Library Plus

    • 34 min
    Episode 7: Airports Are Flying High (Tech)

    Episode 7: Airports Are Flying High (Tech)

    In This Episode:

    It takes a lot of technology to operate a major international airport each day, from the infrastructure you can see to the behind-the-scenes business and security systems. Mary Griffith and Jake Potter catch up with RDU CIO Chuck McFall to learn about how it all works. Meanwhile, as summer travel kicks off, find out how the airport is “turning up the dimmer switch” to meet passenger demand.

    Episode Guests:

    Our guest this episode is Chuck McFall, A.A.E., RDU’s senior vice president and chief information and strategy officer. McFall oversees all information technology services activities including planning, delivery, and operations of the airport’s information technology infrastructure and business systems. He also provides leadership and visioning for all strategic and business planning initiatives.

    McFall has a Ph.D. in Business Administration from Columbia Southern University, a M.A. in Applied Organizational Behavior from Tusculum College and an Executive Certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    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 sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode.

    Music

    “Moment” — Amine Maxwell

    Music provided by Audio Library Plus

    • 39 min
    Episode 6: Talking Travel Tips with the TSA

    Episode 6: Talking Travel Tips with the TSA

    In This Episode:

    As many flyers return to the skies for the first time, it’s a good time to brush up on what you can and can’t bring to the airport. Transportation Security Administration’s Andrew Small shares insight about what people can expect next time they pass through the checkpoint. Meanwhile, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter gear up for spring break travel – and explore the possibility of nonstop service to Hawaii.

    Episode Guests:

    Our guest this episode is Andrew Small, TSA stakeholder liaison for security operations for eastern North Carolina. As stakeholder liaison, Small – a 15-year TSA veteran – engages with the community, Federal Security Director and airport representatives at seven airports, including RDU.

    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 sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode.

    Music

    “Moment” — Amine Maxwell

    Music provided by Audio Library Plus

    • 30 min
    Episode 5: Popular Triangle Brewery On Tap at RDU

    Episode 5: Popular Triangle Brewery On Tap at RDU

    How to Listen and Subscribe:

    Listen here or find The Fly Angle on your favorite podcast app.

    In This Episode:

    Cheers to a popular North Carolina beermaker serving local favorites at RDU! In this episode, co-hosts Mary Griffith and Jake Potter welcome Kristie Nystedt of Raleigh Brewing Company to the podcast. There’s a new airline taking off at RDU and, as you plan for travel, find out what you need to know about the new federal mask requirement.

    Episode Guests:

    Our guest this episode is Kristie Nystedt, who co-founded Raleigh Brewing Company with her husband Patrick, who is also an American Airlines pilot. Nystedt left the corporate world in 2012 to start Raleigh Brewing and it has since grown to be Wake County’s third largest production brewery. The Nystedts opened Terminal 2’s Raleigh Taproom in January 2020, which features award-winning beers along with a full bar and robust menu.

    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 sure to include your name and other details about yourself and we might feature your Airmail in an upcoming episode.

    Music

    “Moment” — Amine Maxwell

    Music provided by Audio Library Plus

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Denizw ,

Great Airport Podcast

Really informative podcast that will cover RDU-specific topics as well as general aviation topics.

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