Dream Take Flight: An Unconventional
Journey by Lisa Turner
Refusing to follow the
traditional career path for girls, Lisa Turner 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 at the age of 45, her family
thinks she has gone too far . . .
Everyone has a story.
Everyone has a book in them. Stories are what make us wonderfully human. In the
telling, we remind others that they are not alone, and we remind ourselves that
we can experience great leaps of insight reaching for a
writing Dream Take
Flight in 1998. It began as a book about the joy of building
and flying a homebuilt aircraft and piloting it on an epic solo flight. But she
soon realized that it wasn’t complete without the backstory of an unconventional
childhood and a promise to her mother.
Growing up in a
neighborhood of boys, Lisa never understood why she couldn't take shop class, be
a mechanic, or build an airplane. In the 1960s these were not expected
activities for a girl. It took guts and persistence for a shy girl to break out
of the norms and participate in non-traditional pursuits.
The entire journey was
life changing. Lisa wrote Dream Take
Flight hoping that others would be inspired to pursue their own
big goal. To that end, the last several chapters take the reader through a
step-by-step process to achieve their dream, with hints, tips, and tricks to get