Local author and international hero Frank Iszak to speak at Rancho Santa Fe Library event June 27


On Thursday, June 27, at 4 p.m., the RSF Library will host local author Frank Iszak at the RSF Library.

Iszak is a local resident and an international hero. He has written a book about his experience as the mastermind behind the first hijacking of a commercial airliner. The year was 1956 and Iszak and his young wife lived in Hungary and under the Iron Curtain. In order to get out from Communist rule, he and a group of students hijacked a plane and flew to freedom in West Germany, which eventually led to him working with the U.S. government and coming to the USA to live.

Light refreshments will be served, and his book, “Free for all to Freedom,” will be available for purchase. This event is open to the community.

The RSF Library is hoping to turn this “Library Local” event into a series. Sponsorships are available — contact Susan Appleby at 858-756-4780.

Frank Iszak is also the co-owner, with his wife Serpil Iszak, of the Rhythm Yoga and Dance studio in the Del Rayo Shopping Center in Rancho Santa Fe.

Rancho Santa Fe Library is located at 17040 Avenida De Acacias, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067.