Oakland Aviation Museum developed another
intriguing and informative
series of presentations in 2012.
Our guest speakers this year covered fascinating subjects including Pan Am from piloting flying boats
of the 1930s to being a stewardess in the '60s and '70s, history of
early aircraft designers and aviators Like Moye Stephens and John J.
Montgomery, and modern airliners from construction of the Boeing
Dreamliner to deconstruction of older fleet aircraft.
2013 Speakers Schedule
Saturday May 4, 2013 1:00 PM
Join local author Barry S. Martin when he shares some tall,
but true tales of Royal Leonard’s extraordinary adventures as Chiang Kai-shek’s
personal pilot, a co-conspirator with the Flying Tigers commander and aviator
on the “Skyway to Hell” in World War II.
Learn about this legendary aviator and the drama and danger of the
Golden Age of American Aviation and the Sino-Japanese War.
Martin signed his book at the Smithsonian Air & Space
Museum and the Museum of Flight in Seattle last year, and it was reviewed in
the Air & Space Magazine (May 2012).