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Steven Frischling
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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.

Travel Channel’s Airport 24/7 Miami … Season Two Premiers TONIGHT!

Last year Chris Sloan, television producer, aviation geek, founder of archive.com and 2C Media, brought viewers of the Travel Channel into the world of Miami International Airport (MIA) with season one of Airport 24/7 Miami.  While Airport 24/7 Miami is billed as a reality show the reality is that it is more a documentary look into the world of what goes on within the complex environment of a major international airport. Miami International Airport is the 12th busiest airport in the United States by passenger traffic and the fourth busiest in terms of cargo traffic, with more airlines operating out of it than any other airport in the U.S., making it an incredible setting for an all access look at the life of an airport and everything that occurs in front of passengers and hidden from passengers.

 

This past Friday I had the pleasure of viewing a special premier of the show at Miami International Airport, with Chris Sloan, his crew, and the “cast” with the unusual twist of watching the show in the very place it is filmed (including the occasional interruptions from overhead paging), in the terminal at MIA.  I do not want to give to anything away, but all I can say is this … if you liked Season One of Airport 24/7 Miami just a little … you’ll love Season Two!

 

The Travel Channel brings back Airport 24/7 Miami Season Two tonight, starting at 9:00pm EST / 8:00pm CST, with back-to-back episodes.    These episodes are a roller coaster ride of vehicular homicides, ill patients, aircraft collisions and … beagles.   The best part, there are twice as many episodes in Season Two than in Season One.

 

Below is am Instagram photo of Chris Sloan introducing Season Two of Airport 24/7 Miami at the premier event in Miami and a photo of airline journalist Jason Rabinowitz, who writes for NYC Aviation, APEX and Airport Reporter playing with one of the stars of the show, “Speedy.”

 

You can follow the shows creator on Twitter at @airchive.

 

Happy Flying!

 

@flyingwithfish

 

 

One Response

  1. Sorry, I’ll take a PASS on this. Any serious or fun-living ‘AvGeek,’ already knows the majority of the real information presented in this series and for the rest – I guess it is more mindless television. I had access to one of the better-rated episodes from the prior season and bailed out at the 50% mark thinking it essentially worthless. As noted elsewhere, this program and most like it are the principal reason that I’ve not owned a TV or had cable, or pursued streaming TV, for >15 years. Nearly any fool with an 8th grade education can find, READ and understand the relevant content far faster than it is delivered via TV. I won’t stomp my foot and claim that TV is worthless; I don’t believe that. What I do believe is that reasonably sharp folks can obtain the same information, far faster, by reading. “AvGeek,” or not, this program is little more than fluff and is likely to be of interest only to those, Geeks – or not – who do not – or cannot read. In my view, it is a colossal waste of time for most viewers. Let’s also note that even below average readers can easily absorb more information and faster via the written word than does anyone via the spoken word, to say nothing of the visual interruptions and the ‘dramatic audio,’ that interfere with the limited content delivery. Special effects awards, perhaps. Drama, perhaps, but important content: Zero. The 1.5 minute clip (trailer) was almost more than I could tolerate. The producers of these shows CAN do a lot better. Shame.

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