Synopses & Reviews
"Laurence Gonzales' One Ze ro Charlie is the quintessential portrait of the vanishing small airport, and it's exquisitely written. Gonzales is an aerobatic pilot and the son of a WWII pilot/hero: He really knows what he writes about. This isn't the usual sanitized, 'Ain't flying fun?' look at general aviation. Read it if you have the nerve; if not, read it anyway." Plane and Pilot Magazine
"An aviation classic and a must-read for people who like good writing." Patty Wagstaff, three-time U.S. National Aerobatic Champion
Galt Airport in northern Illinois is known to the people who fly out of it as "One-Zero-Charlie" (for its FAA designation as Airport 10C). This evocative excursion into a little-known part of the heart of America takes us to a place where a love of flying draws people together, and a fascination with its sheer exhilaration keeps them that way.