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Fish has been covering aviation and transportation security issues since September 15, 2001, after walking away from Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan following four days of documenting the worst aviation security disaster in history.

Having spent more than a decade-and-a-half as a full-time photojournalist, Fish now divides his time between building social media and social commerce strategies and solutions for global travel brands, along with researching aviation and transportation security.

Growing up at the end up New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L probably explains Fish’s enjoyment of watching planes fly overhead. When not working or shooting photos, Fish can be found playing with (and cleaning up after) his three kids, chasing his dogs, standing in the kitchen cooking, monitoring radios public safety and federal radios and of course cheering for the Red Sox.

You can find Fish on Twitter at @flyingwithfish …and … join Fish every Thursday at 3:30pm EST as he hosts the weekly #TNI #Travel Chat on Twitter.

Japan’s Sendai Airport Opens Runway For Relief Efforts

Six days ago an 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked Japan and a triggered a tsunami that washed over Sendai Airport, in the Miyagi Prefecture, 166 miles north of Narita Airport, turning the airport into a lake.

As of today construction crews have cleared nearly 5,000 feet of runway 9/27, which is 9,842 feet in length. The clearing of a portion of Runway 9/27 has allowed rescue and relief aircraft to begin flying into the heavily damaged City and surrounding Prefecture.

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport has not yet had the opportunity to determine how severely damaged the runway is, with more than 4,000 feet of the runway remaining under mud and debris, however the opening of any section of Runway 9/27 is important to providing assistance to the significantly damaged region.

You can view video of footage of the massive damage Sendai Airport sustained here – Japan’s Sendai Airport vs Mother Nature’s Tsunami

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  1. […] Last Thursday, the 17th of March, Sendai Airport amazingly opened nearly 5,000 feet of Runway 9/27 that had been washed over and covered in debris from a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake, and ensuing tsunami. The clearing of almost 5,000 feet of runway allowed for military relief flights to begin operating from the airport. […]

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