Hotshot Charlie is the owner of Hotshot Airlines, a small flight service in Tracy’s city. Charles was contacted by Dick Tracy during his investigation of the Whole Sum Bank & Trust, a possible bank robbery target for the criminal Blackjack. One of Charlie’s employees is Wingy Plenty.
Hotshot Charlie was a character in the long-running newspaper comic strip, “Terry and the Pirates“, which is also distrusted by Tribune Media Services. In that comic, Hotshot Charlie’s full name is Charles C. Charles.