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  Refusing to follow the traditional career path for girls, Lisa sets out to fulfill a promise she makes to her dying mother, disrupting the status quo every step of the way. When Lisa decides to build an airplane in the garage, her family thinks she has gone too far . . .  

“Want a thrilling, feel-good read? Buy this book!” – Dick Kline

 "A tale of courage, iron will and pure grit, Lisa Turner’s journey from dream to reality does not disappoint. It’s the great American story with a twist, and an inspiration to young people -- especially young women-- everywhere."

~ Granville Toogood, former NBC Today Show Producer 

“This is the feel-good book of the decade, a wonderful adventure that leaves you smiling.” – Helen Porter


“In addition to a rip roaring, page-turning adventure, Turner gives us a road map at the end of the book to channel the passion and excitement that you will surely have when you finish the story – go start your own big dream.” 

– Theo Healey 

“Turner writes with poetic imagery and humility, fulfilling our longing to find meaning and purpose through self-discovery.” Susan Becker

Dream Take Flight

Coming in 2019

Since building and flying the Pulsar, I've wanted to write a story. I began writing snippets and thoughts during my Pulsar cross country, and then a series of articles for Kitplanes Magazine in 1997-1998. The experience was so life changing that I kept writing snippets until I had about ten chapters. Then I wondered if anyone would really be interested, and the project fell into the cracks between careers.

In 2017, twenty years later, I picked it up again, not being able to forget the lessons or the spectacular excitement.

I realized that the Pulsar story wasn't complete without explaining to the reader why I built an airplane in my garage in the first place. This took me on a wild ride through my childhood and school years, and through some of the careers I explored.

I have three reasons for writing this book. 

The first is to get the memories out on paper for myself.  The cathartic relief allowing these words to spill out onto the page provided both closure and appreciation.

The second is the hope that others will read it and decide to do something they've always wanted to do. It doesn't have to be building and flying an airplane, it can be anything they really care about. To this end I've included chapters at the end of the book to serve as stepping stones for others.

The third reason is to give voice to a woman persevering inside a man's world. A tomboy at heart, I never understood why I couldn't take shop class, be a mechanic, or build an airplane. Loving working in a man's realm was also populated with difficulties I never would have encountered if I hadn't wanted to pursue the unconventional.

I hope Dream Take Flight gives you an insight, a chuckle, or a big dream to pursue.


dream take flight pre-launch giveaways

Get The Eight Myths of Goal Setting (pdf)

The Eight Myths of Goal Setting by Lisa Turner

A brief guide to everything you need to know about setting goals. Don't get caught in the sandpit of complicated goal setting.

Get The Best of House Keys 2018 (pdf)

House Keys Top Twenty Articles of 2018 on home improvement

Lisa pulls out the best home improvement articles of 2018 to help you save time and money on your home. Not published anywhere else.

Get How to Take and Pass a Test the First Time (pdf)

How to Take and Pass a Test the First time by Lisa Turner

A quick guide to passing a test the first time - the tips and tricks to make you calm and confident

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