From The Runway Up: An Airport and Aviation Podcast
By McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville TN
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A rousing look into McGhee Tyson Airport from 30,000 ft. all the way down to the runway. Join Becky and Caitlin as they take you on a flight into the dynamic world of airports and aviation.
||CleanSelling Our Story to Cirrus||Recruiting businesses to East Tennessee (and more-specifically recruiting companies to do business on airport property) is a full-time job. The Knoxville Chamber (and many other local organizations) is tasked with selling Knoxville to businesses around.||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrending Bucket List Destinations for Spring & Summer Travel||Planning a vacation can be overwhelming, especially when answering question #1: 'Where do I want to travel?' From researching flight options to securing hotel accommodations, travelers can either have fun planning their entire experience or lean on an .||2/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLove is in the Air at TYS!||While our episodes typically focus on behind-the-scenes airport operations, one of the most important parts of an airport system is its passengers. When each passenger enters the airport, they bring their personal history with them.||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransporting Tigers, and Pandas, and Birds, Oh My!||When most people think of airports and air travel, they typically think of commercial airlines and people traveling for business or leisure. But have you ever thought about how endangered species get transported to zoos across the U.S.||1/31/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPassenger Amenities Constantly Change, How Do Airports Keep Up with the Trends?||Every aspect of an airport is planned and designed to meet the needs of the traveling public, and some of those needs are requested even before a plane ticket is booked. Whether its mobile websites, water-refilling stations,||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 18 at TYS in 2018||This year has been a record-breaking year at McGhee Tyson Airport. From hitting an annual passenger record in January of 2018 and then hitting a huge passenger milestone (2 million passengers!) in December of 2018, to announcing new nonstop flights,||12/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36 Years in Less Than 36 Minutes||McGhee Tyson Airport has changed drastically since Bill Marrison walked into the terminal in 1982. From a new airport operations building, fire and rescue building, and an airport terminal building, to the largest construction project in airport histor.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘See You in the Skies’: An Airline’s Take on Air Service||As you learned in our previous episode, air service development is complex, time-consuming, and constantly changing. So what's the ‘method behind the madness’? In this episode, we speak with an airline representative about what airlines look for whe||11/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPick Me! Pick Me! An Inside Look at Recruiting Allegiant Air to TYS||Air Service Development is a tricky task that looks different at every airport, but one thing is consistent across the industry: Airlines are in the business of making money. Shocking right? Each airport is responsible for convincing airlines that they.||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Edition: Airport Emergency Response Exercise||Every three years, the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority is required by the FAA to host a full-scale emergency exercise. On October 27, 2018, more than 20 local emergency response agencies and more than 100 volunteers worked together to simulate.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGIS @ TYS||As the industry saying goes, 'once you've seen one airport, you've seen one airport.' That's one of many reasons why geographical information systems (GIS) play an extremely critical role in airport planning.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPlanning for the Future of TYS||Planning for the future of an airport system is a monumental task that considers every facet of airport usage, from passengers needs to aircraft fleet changes, and transportation trends to gate agreements. McGhee Tyson Airport is in the process of upda.||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside ‘The Cirrus Life’||Episode Description In 2015, Cirrus Aircraft announced they were naming Knoxville as the location of their Vision Center. Fast-forward three years later, and because of their increased presence and operations,||9/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMilitary Aviation at TYS: Delivering ‘Beans, Beds, and Bullets’||Episode Description For this month’s episode, we took our podcast on the road and visited the Tennessee Air National Guard Base, which is located across the runway from TYS. We spoke with the Wing Commander and the Vice Wing Commander of the 134th Air||7/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAviation at the Island||In this episode, we discuss the diverse services and operations of Downtown Island Airport– aircraft maintenance, flight training schools, and helivac transport, just to name a few. Both guests featured in this episode are prior military aviators,||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInside the Airport’s Aviation Academy||The Airport Authority hosts an annual Aviation Academy for community members to gain a behind-the-scenes look into general, military, and commercial airport operations. In this episode, we interview two recent Aviation Academy graduates as they share t.||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Energy Consumption and Environmental Impacts of Airports||In honor of Earth Day, this month’s podcast episode discusses the general impact airports have on the environment and how we at TYS try to decrease our energy consumption. Special thanks to our industry experts: Mark Heckroth,||4/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirport Technology||Airport technology is an essential aspect of the traveler experience and it is constantly evolving. In this episode, the Airport Authority’s technology staff give a brief overview of their responsibilities,||3/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArts in the Airport||We’re kicking off this new year talking about art and how it pertains to the airport. Along with our guest speaker, Eddie Mannis— Chairman of the Airport Authority’s Board of Commissioners, we discuss the current (and future!) art featured at TYS,||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2017: A Year in Review||With another year behind us, Bill Marrison, President of the Airport Authority, joins us to discuss all that happened at the airport in 2017, including new flights, once-in-a-lifetime events, and record-breaking passenger numbers.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday Travel Tips from TYS and TSA||The holidays are upon us, which means it’s one of the busiest times of the year at the airport. This episode features a special guest from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and discusses need-to-know travel tips to make your experience||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnsuring Public Safety||From assisting travelers in medical emergencies to assisting in Presidential visits, the Public Safety Department at McGhee Tyson Airport is critical to passenger safety and the continuous operations of the airport.||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVegetation Management||In this episode, we discuss vegetation management, also known as mowing and lawn care maintenance. We bring in three special guests from the airport staff, Richard Good, Rob Wilson, and Trevis Gardner, to discuss what all goes in to mowing thousands of.||8/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAir Service 101||Have you ever wondered what all goes in to recruiting new airlines to an airport? In this episode, special guest Jim Evans, Vice President of Marketing and Air Service Development at TYS, talks about how his department attracts and retains new airlines.||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Business of Airports||This episode features an overview of airport finances, discusses airport revenues and expenses, and explains a recent parking garage equipment upgrade at McGhee Tyson Airport.||3/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA)||In this episode, we talk with special guests from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and learn more about their organization’s mission as well as what passengers should do when traveling with children, vaulting poles, firearms,||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Review of 2016||2016 was a busy year filled with many unique aviation experiences at McGhee Tyson Airport. In this episode, we’ll touch on a few of the year’s highlights and also discuss what’s to come in 2017.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWinter Weather Preparations||In this episode, we speak with the Vice President of Operations at McGhee Tyson Airport and hear what the operations department does to make sure the airport is open and operational during winter weather events.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHoliday Travel Tips||The holidays are one of the busiest travel times of the year at McGhee Tyson Airport. This episode mentions important information and tips that will make your holiday travels more enjoyable.||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAirfield Modernization Project||This episode highlights one of the biggest construction projects in the airport’s history: the Airfield Modernization Project. Special guest Bryan White, Vice President of Engineering.||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCurrent Airport Construction||This episode highlights a current construction project at McGhee Tyson Airport: the water feature renovation. We bring in a special guest to talk about the project timeline, its benefits, and interesting findings on the job site.||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFall Podcast Preview||In this episode, we look back at the Smoky Mountain Air Show and the donations made to several community organizations, including HonorAir Knoxville. We also tease the upcoming fall podcast line-up.||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Review of 2015||2015 was an exciting year at McGhee Tyson Airport. In this episode, we’ll talk about some of the highlights, and what to expect in 2016.||12/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHonor Air Knoxville||In this episode, we’ll talk about HonorAir Knoxville, which is the community partner for the Smoky Mountain Air Show. This episode features a special guest: Eddie Mannis, Founder of HonorAir Knoxville. He gives insight of how HonorAir became what it i||10/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome To The Airport||In this episode we discuss why we have created this podcast and what to expect in future episodes.||6/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
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I am writing something. Yes, I plan to make it the most boring thing ever written. I go to the store. A car is parked. Many cars are parked or moving. Some are blue. Some are tan. They have windows. In the store, there are items for sale. These include such things as soap, detergent, magazines, and lettuce. You can enhance your life with these products. Soap can be used for bathing, be it in a bathtub or in a shower. Apply the soap to your body and rinse. Detergent is used to wash clothes. Place your dirty clothes into a washing machine and add some detergent as directed on the box. Select the appropriate settings on your washing machine and you should be ready to begin. Magazines are stapled reading material made with glossy paper, and they cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from news and politics to business and stock market information. Some magazines are concerned with more recreational topics, like sports card collecting or different kinds of hairstyles. Lettuce is a vegetable. It is usually green and leafy, and is the main ingredient of salads. You may have an appliance at home that can quickly shred lettuce for use in salads. Lettuce is also used as an optional item for hamburgers and deli sandwiches. Some people even eat lettuce by itself. I have not done this. So you can purchase many types of things at stores.
If I drive around, I sometimes notice the houses and buildings all around. There are also pieces of farm land that are very large. Houses can be built from different kinds of materials. The most common types are brick, wood, and vinyl or synthetic siding. Houses have lawns that need to be tended. Lawns need to be mowed regularly. Most people use riding lawnmowers to do this. You can also use a push mower. These come in two varieties: gas-powered and manual. You don’t see manual push-mowers very much anymore, but they are a good option if you do not want to pollute the air with smoke from a gas-powered lawnmower. I notice that many families designate the lawnmowing responsibility to a teenager in the household. Many of these teenagers are provided with an allowance for mowing the yard, as well as performing other chores, like taking out the trash, washing the dishes, making their bed, and keeping the house organized. Allowances are small amounts of money given by parents to their children, usually on a weekly basis. These usually range from 5 dollars to 15 dollars, sometimes even 20 dollars. Many parents feel that teenagers can learn financial responsibility with this system.
Now I will talk about farm land. Farm land can be identified by some common features. They almost always consist of a very large patch of dirt with small green plants lined up in very long rows. You may sometimes see farm equipment riding over these rows, like tractors or combines. These machines help farmers grow more crops in less time. They are a very helpful invention. Some different types of crops are soybeans, cotton, corn, tomatoes, tobacco, and lettuce (which I mentioned earlier). Most crops are used as food, and can be defined as either fruits or vegetables. Some are commonly eaten raw, after being rinsed in water to remove any dirt. Some are often cooked, which helps give them a more pleasant taste and makes them easier to chew. A very versatile vegetable is the potato. It can be eaten raw, or it can be cooked in a variety of ways. They can be baked, and many people like to add butter to them. They can be mashed, and a lot of times brown gravy or milk gravy is poured on top of them. They can be cut into thin strips and fried. Typically a large amount of grease is required to prepare potatoes in this style, but they are easy to make and easy to eat. You can order them at several fast-food restaurants. Potatoes can also be boiled, stewed, and scalloped. There is a wide variety of options available to you when cooking potatoes.
Some other types of crops grown on farm land are used for other purposes. Cotton is used to make clothing (which I also mentioned earlier). It is a very versatile and inexpensive material for clothes. Such items as shirts, pants, socks, and underwear can be made from cotton. The process of converting cotton from a cotton plan
Love the new intro and noticed the new mics right away. Major improvement. Content has always been great, now the sound quality is too.
This is a good mix of local interest, information and behind the scenes