John Meehan

John Meehan serves as the Lead Airport Operations Specialist for the Portsmouth International Airport in Portsmouth, New Hampshire while also serving as a member of the New Hampshire Army National Guard. He enlisted into the New Hampshire Army National Guard in December of 2015 as a Heavy Equipment Operator with a Logistics Support Unit. Recently, John was activated to support the state of New Hampshire’s COVID 19 response via Vaccine distribution.


Why did you get into airports?

It started with growing up under the approach path to runway 23 at TF Green Airport in Rhode Island and then being old enough to drive to the airport to watch aircraft land and depart. Doing this so often I knew working and being around aviation is what I wanted to do most.

How has Covid-19 directly impacted you?

Being a member of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, I was called to active duty to help with the response to the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Who is/was your mentor?

Jim Warcup- Chief Aeronautics Inspector, Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

Favorite Airport code?


Airport Code you would like on a Boarding Pass?


Dream travel destination?


You have a free hour at the airport, where would we find you?

In our brand new terminal expansion.

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Last NEC/AAAE event attended?

2020 Airport Snow Operations Virtual summit.