From The Runway Up: An Airport and Aviation Podcast

From The Runway Up: An Airport and Aviation Podcast


Latest Episodes

I Don’t Want to be 600th in Line. Do You?
June 25, 2019

Moving through an airport's security screening process shouldn't be a task you're dreading. It can be convenient and expedited without compromising the safety of the airport and its travelers. Hear from the Assistant Federal Security Director for TSA i...

New Flights, New Planes, Now How About a New Airline?
June 10, 2019

The aviation industry is experiencing exponential growth, and McGhee Tyson Airport is no different. With more than 20 destinations, increased flight options, and larger aircraft in our market, we are seeing continuous,

What Do Drones, The Fast and the Furious, and Knoxville Have in Common?
May 24, 2019

With a large government and private technology presence in our area, Knoxville is at the forefront of the tech industry, especially in regards to 3D Printing. In the episode, we speak with Local Motors to hear how they are solving mobility problems aro...

Celebrities, Crews, and Construction: How the Airport Hilton Continues to Adapt with Aviation
April 24, 2019

An airport hotel means a night’s rest after a long trip. It is a place of privacy for a musician on tour. It is a place where multi-million dollar deals are made. It’s important for airport hotels to stay current and meet the needs of the traveling pub...

When Minutes Matter: How Children’s Hospital Uses Aviation to Save Lives
March 29, 2019

Episode Description Minutes matter…The golden hour…Time is of the essence…Each of these phrases are often used when referring to medical emergency situations where taking quick action means the difference between life and death. In this episode,

Trending Bucket List Destinations for Spring & Summer Travel
February 27, 2019

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 ...

Love is in the Air at TYS!
February 13, 2019

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.

Transporting Tigers, and Pandas, and Birds, Oh My!
January 31, 2019

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.

Passenger Amenities Constantly Change, How Do Airports Keep Up with the Trends?
January 17, 2019

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,

Top 18 at TYS in 2018
December 28, 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,