Say Hello To Stringers Lisa Kondrick And James Aronovsky
With the final days before the official start to EAA AirVenture
2006 counting down all too rapidly... and, not quickly enough...
ANN's senior staff is all-too-aware of the Herculean task ahead of
us in reporting EVERYTHING that's news at The World's Greatest
Fortunately, this year we'll have some help... and some really
GREAT help at that. As we've already told you, Aero-News is
bringing its largest staff EVER to AirVenture this year... and over
the next several days, we thought we'd take the time to introduce
you to the staff members -- both full-time, as well as our
"stringers" -- who will be bringing our readers and listeners all
the news that's fit to pixilate from Oshkosh this year.
And now, without further adieu...
James Aronovsky has been an aviation fanatic ever since as a
six-year old, he was allowed to sit in his Air Force father's B-47
jet bomber and lower the flaps. (This was before there were such
rules prohibiting toddlers from operating Strategic Air Command
nuclear bombers.) James has spent over half of his time in the
field of aviation. The rest of the time, he fritters away making
his living as a magazine photojournalist and writer.
His most memorable experience was flying with the Canadian
Snowbirds while on assignment for Newsweek Magazine, though most
assignments are for slightly less glamorous publications such as
Industrial Distribution Monthly, and Legal Assistant Today.
James currently lives in San Diego, CA. He has been a pilot
since 1979 with over 800 hours logged. He is very close to
completing his instrument rating and will take his checkride once
he can neatly remove the ADF from the panel, since he only uses it
for sports scores.
Lisa Kondrick grew up in rural Pennsylvania. Her mother's folks
were Pennsylvania Dutch, her dad's were Cossaks, "so that makes me
a hotheaded pacifist, I guess." She works at MEDRAD, Inc. a medical
device manufacturing company in Indianola, PA. That is where she
met her fiance and fellow Pilot Kirk Voeckle. Together they own a
1948 Ryan Navion. Lisa has been a pilot since 1992. She received
her instruction at a very small airport called West Penn. She and
Kirk are based now at P37, McVille, a grass strip outside of Ford
She is a graduate of Penn State University with a Communications
Degree and is currently enrolled in an MBA program at Waynesburg
College. Her goal now is to obtain her IFR ticket as well as her
Stay tuned as we introduce more of our stringers and staffers in
days to come!