Author: Geoffrey Gray
Facilitated by: Graham Brunk
The true story of the unsolved 1971 Northwest Orient airplane hijacking, “Skyjack” reopens one of the greatest cold cases of the 20th century.
“I have a bomb here and I would like you to sit by me.”
That was the note handed to a stewardess by a mild-mannered passenger on a Northwest Orient flight in 1971. It was also the start of one of the most astonishing whodunits in the history of American true crime: how one man extorted $200,000 from an airline before parachuting into the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, never to be seen again.
About the Facilitator
Graham Brunk was born and raised in West Palm Beach and holds a strong interest in literature, local history and technology. He’s worked at the Lynn and Louis Wolfson II Florida Moving Image Archives, the Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, the Apple Store as a “product expert” and at the Riviera Beach Public Library. Brunk, who graduated from Florida State University with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Florida International University, and is the technology librarian at The Society of the Four Arts.