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Airborne 101

Jonathan Rotondo will be on CBC Ottawa on Saturday, April 13th. The next day he’s doing a book signing at Books on Beechwood, so we wanted to prepare you for one of the best non-fiction books you could come across this season. Strap yourselves in — we’re going to take off now!

Airborne: Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike is the story of a father who passed on his love of flying to his son, and after his death at age 66, Jonathan Rotondo dove into trying to find the plane his father loved. This tribute to Antonio Rotondo is written in three sections, including family history, Jonathan’s own experience in air cadets, and the trek to recover Antonio’s plane, Foxtrot Alpha Mike.


Read on for your Airborne 101


Did you know Airborne began as a blog called Finding Foxtrot Alpha Mike in 2012 and stretched into 2018?  

Check the blog out here.


“There are enough well-described dramatic moments that reminded this reader of a saying from a former RCAF pilot: "There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots. But there are no old, bold pilots."

The Winnipeg Free Press


“This is a very well-written, thoughtful tribute to a father that was not always there for his family and who passed away too young but left a love of flying with his son that continues to this day.”

 The Miramichi Reader


“One post will fly you from a small town off the Adriatic coast of Italy, to the hovering acacia-tree landscapes of East Africa and west-ward towards the Great Lakes and Canadian Shield.”

Vanessa Rotondo, (younger sister of the author)


Watch Jonathan Rotondo's interview with CTV News Ottawa


Rotondo was also interviewed by Jamie Tennant of Get Lit


Jonathan Rotondo will be signing copies of his book on Sunday, April 14th, at Books on Beechwood beginning at noon.


For more information on this event, check out the Facebook event page now.

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