True tales of Flying Tiger aviator’s adventures Jan. 21

Photo public domain, signed R.T. Smith

Photo public domain, signed R.T. Smith

Attention Military History and Aviation Buffs:

The true, larger-than-life adventures of an extraordinary aviator from over half a century ago will be recounted in an adult program at the Arden-Dimick Library on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 2 p.m.

Join local author Barry S. Martin as he shares some tall, but true tales of Royal Leonard’s extraordinary adventures as Chiang Kai-shek’s personal pilot, co-conspirator with the Flying Tigers commander, and aviator on the “Skyway to Hell, ” from his new book Forgotten Aviator: The Adventures of Royal Leonard.

Find out more about this legendary aviator and the drama and danger of the Golden Age of American Aviation and the Sino-Japanese War.

Refreshments will be served and questions will be welcomed.

The Arden-Dimick Library is located at 891 Watt Avenue in Sacramento. For more information, call (916) 264-2700 or visit

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