IFATC At Home - McGhee Tyson Airport
This Sunday, IFATC at home comes back for the second time and I am opening up my home airport at McGhee Tyson Airport (KTYS) in Knoxville, TN. McGhee Tyson is not an international airport and its carriers are: Allegiant Airlines, American Eagle, Delta Airlines, Delta Connection, Frontier Airlines, and United Express. It’s cargo carriers are: Ameriflight, FedEx Express, and UPS Airlines.
McGhee Tyson Airport employees about 2,700 employees and is only a 30 minute drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. McGhee Tyson Airport also serves as a focus city for Allegiant Airlines.
I will put down a list of the airlines and destinations they fly down below.
Airlines and destinations
|Allegiant||St Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Punta Gorda (FL), Sarasota, West Palm Beach||Airbus A320|
|American Eagle||Charlotte, Chicago-O’ Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth, Miami, New York-LaGuardia, Philadelphia, Washington-National||CRJ-900, ERJ-145 (Not in game.)|
|Delta Airlines||Atlanta||MD80 (Not in game), Boeing 717|
|Delta Connection||Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-LaGuardia||CRJ-900|
|Frontier Airlines||Denver, Orlando||Airbus A320|
|United Express||Chicago-O’ Hare, Denver, Houston Intercontinental, Newark, Washington–Dulles||ERJ-135 (Not in game) ERJ-145 (Not in game) ERJ-175 (Livery not in game), CRJ-700|
|Ameriflight||Louisville||Beechcraft 1900 (Not in game), Beechcraft Model 99 (Not in game), Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia (Not in game), SA227 Metroliner (Not in game)|
|FedEx Express||Indianapolis, Memphis, Norfolk, Richmond||Airbus A300 (Not in game)|
|UPS Airlines||Louisville, Miami||Boeing 757|
McGhee Tyson Airport has parallel runways, runway 5L/23R and runway 5R/23L.
|5L/23R||6005 x 150 ft||045 or 225||922 ft||Concrete|
|5R/23L||9000 x 150 ft||045 or 225||938 ft||Asphalt|
I encourage all pilots to come and fly in and out of KTYS, maybe even some patterns. KTYS has a very high general aviation capacity so I will allow all general aviation and pattern work.
The largest airline at KTYS in Endeavor Air and the top destination is Atlanta, Georgia. For realism purposes, the largest aircraft I will accept is a Boeing 757 because that’s the aircraft UPS flies out of there! :)
I will be open most of the day and hope to see y’all there! KTYS is great for short haul flights if you are trying to get in some extra hours. :) I will update the thread closer time and announce what times I will be open! Thanks all and I can’t wait to see you guys!
UPDATE MAY 4TH
I have talked and planned out my whole entire day for the IFATC at home event on Sunday. I have freed the day to be open all day long (with a 1 and a half hour break) so plan your flights and hop in!
UPDATE MAY 10
I am pushing my session 1 time to 11 am because I am sharing with another IFATC member who will be controlling from 2020-05-10T12:00:00Z → 2020-05-10T14:00:00Z so I will see you all later! Make sure to stop by:)
UPDATE MAY 10 (2)
I will not be opening today due to family emergency and have to be with them. I apologize for any inconvenience and there are a lot of other airports that are really cool! I am sure @DDett will be open at KTYS throughout the day. Thank you all and happy flying!
2020-05-10T15:00:00Z → 2020-05-10T20:00:00Z
2020-05-10T21:30:00Z → 2020-05-11T04:00:00Z