The Austin Approach
The airport is going to be STUFFED for Thanksgiving!

The airport is going to be STUFFED for Thanksgiving!

November 19, 2021

It's the week before Thanksgiving, and the hosts of The Austin Approach have met up for lunch in person (!) at AUS to talk all things related to travel this time of year. When to show up, how to pack, where to park - plus a few tips and tricks to ensure your turkey day travels go smoothly. Oh, and there is some VERY exciting new art in the terminal as well!

A Salute to Service With Austin-Bergstrom Veterans

A Salute to Service With Austin-Bergstrom Veterans

November 10, 2021

With more than 16% of the workforce at the Department of Aviation having prior military service, The Austin Approach is spending this Veterans Day devoting an entire show to all things veterans! From Honor Flights, to what makes AUS such a great place for veterans to work, to the stories of three AUS veteran employees, we're delighted to bring you this extra special one-hour episode.

An Emergency Episode! Well, an episode about emergencies…

An Emergency Episode! Well, an episode about emergencies…

October 29, 2021

On the latest episode of The Austin Approach, we're talking emergencies! Michele and Bryce discuss crisis communications training they both recently attended, and then sit down with Tanner Hunt, the airport's emergency planning coordinator. Plus exciting news about AUS passenger records, airport socks, and a chance for listeners to win a pair of said socks?

The Return of an Old AUS Friend

The Return of an Old AUS Friend

October 15, 2021

It's the middle of one of the busiest times of the year at AUS! On this episode we share a very exciting new air service announcement, Michele talks about AUS after dark, and with fall festivals and races happening, the hosts sit down with a member of the airport's landside access team to talk all things ground transportation.

 

The link to the episode of "From the Runway Up" recorded with our friends at RDU and TYS can be found online here:
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-do-aus-rdu-and-tys-have-in-common-a-podcast/id1014731221?i=1000537134414 

The Austin Approach has to visit HR!

The Austin Approach has to visit HR!

September 17, 2021

On this slightly delayed (editor's note: Sorry!) episode of The Austin Approach, the hosts sit down with Dale Hall from the AUS Human Resources team to talk a little bit about his job, as well as his love of aviation. We also find out if Bryce managed to make it on his trip to Seattle, and learn about a unique new air service arriving in Austin soon!

Let there be rock! And R&B! And country!

Let there be rock! And R&B! And country!

August 6, 2021

When you're the airport for "The Live Music Capital of the World" you've got no choice but to have a world-class live music program in your terminal! On this episode of The Austin Approach, we sit down the Michael Pennock, the AUS Music Program Coordinator, to learn about how he keeps music in the air - even during a pandemic. Plus concession updates, returning air service, and a cliffhanger?

 

*Editor's note: on this episode, Bryce mistakenly and embarrassingly calls the squid painted on the side of ToyJoy an "octopus". We regret the error.

OK, who remembers where we parked?

OK, who remembers where we parked?

July 23, 2021

This episode covers a LOT! We're talking the best flavor of Amy's Ice Cream, employment opportunities at the airport, and a little thing called the Airport Expansion Development Program. Plus Marshall Lamm joins the hosts of The Austin Approach to talk all things parking related at AUS.

Putting the “Art” in Department of Aviation!

Putting the “Art” in Department of Aviation!

July 6, 2021

On this episode of The Austin Approach, we sit down with Cory Hurless, the AUS Program Manager for Art, Music, and Graphics, to learn more about some of the ways she and her team help bring together arts and aviation at the airport. Plus updates on a few of the airport's concessions, and exciting air service news!

“If something gross happens at the airport, we want to put some of it in a jar…”

“If something gross happens at the airport, we want to put some of it in a jar…”

June 17, 2021

It's the TENTH episode of the Austin Approach! On this episode, Michelle explains a little more about what she does when she's not hosting podcasts, specifically in her role as the airport's Performance Management Program Manager. Plus we sit down with Kingsley Coppinger, a member of the AUS Environmental Affairs team, to discuss some of the work he does to help protect Austin's natural resources.

110 years of Austin aviation history in 38 minutes!

110 years of Austin aviation history in 38 minutes!

June 3, 2021

On this episode of The Austin Approach, we take a look back at the history of aviation in Austin, from the very first airplane that ever landed in the city, to the transition of an Air Force base to the airport we know today. Our very special guest is Scott Madole, who served as the final wing commander for Bergstrom Air Force Base, and is current member of the AUS Airport Advisory Commission.

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