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Steven Frischling
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Steven Frischling, aka: Fish, is globe hopping professional photographer, airline emerging media consultant working with large global airlines and founder of The Travel Strategist. Fish has racked up more than 1,000,000 miles since he started to track his mileage in 2005.

Fish's travel tends to be less than leisurely, including flying from New York to Basrah, Iraq, for six hours; Hong Kong for eight hours, Kuwait City for two hours and traveling around the world in 3.5 days to shoot a series of photo assignments in 4 cities and 4 countries on 3 separate continents.

Fish grew up at the end of New York's JFK International Airport's Runway 4R/22L, which probably explains his enjoyment of watching planes, fly overhead. When not shooting photos or traveling Fish designs camera bags, hones is expertise on airline security and spends his time at home cheering for the Red Sox with his 3 kids 102 yards from the ocean.

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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